Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Old Ale
Blackburn, England


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Bottle (330ml): Filtered and reseeded
Ingredients: Maris Otter, Pearl and Crystal malts; Fuggles and WGV hops; Thwaites top fermenting ale yeast.
"A delicious mellow beer with chestnut hues and smooth finish."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Creedence (287) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2013
330 ml bottle in The Porterhouse, Cork. Pours a dark red/amber with a very thin, short-lived off-white head. Little nose on it, slight fruit and treacle. Tastes of caramel and nuts, quite sweet like Innis & Gunn. Very light carbonation and disappointingly thin palate with little aftertaste. Overall pretty decent and very quaffable considering the strength.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Deerhound (10) - Liverpool, Merseyside, ENGLAND - DEC 27, 2012
No head,always off putting. Thin beer with a malty taste.Hides a 7+abv very well.Heading towards Barley Wine territory in strength but isn’t as sickly.Lacks an intense flavour.I will stick with Guiness foreign extra!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonMoore (2066) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle conditioned. Chestnut colour with thin cream coloured head. Malty aroma with some fruit. Nice malty taste with a pleasant, full bodied mouthfeel. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SarkyNorthener (4133) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle conditioned. Chestnut colour no head a little sweet malt aroma. Taste is a little caramel, sweet plums and a touch spicey. Has a sour ring through and reminds me a little of a Belgian sour ale. Old ales are one of my favourite styles, but this one was not one of the better ones. Nice enough though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
pivnizub (10184) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle: Chestnut-amber coloured, hazy with a small off-white foamy layer, dried fruits and sweet dark malt in the nose, combined with traces of metal and a light acidity; bitter-sourish flavour, pretty light bodied, short caramelly-fruity finish, a light acidity detectable in the aftertaste. Completely disappointing...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ianwelby (1109) - SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Dark amber beed with a foamy head a sweet, caramel/fruit aroma. Strong fruity flavour that would be overbearing only that the finish is quite mild.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
seritomi (359) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 25, 2012
A palackérlelés rögtön jelentkezik, nyitáskor beindul a hab. Fehér, laza és élénk csakúgy, mint a sör maga. Ha vigyázunk a töltéssel szép tiszta, bronzos. Illata erősen fügés, édeskés, szeszes. Testes és határozottan keserű de a végén mégiscsak az édesség győz. Nálam sajnos nem...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
geeejayell (26) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
Lovely chestnut ale, sweet to the taste, warming afternoon from the 7.4%. Definitely right for this time of year.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mR_fr0g (9538) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2012
Aroma of cardboard green apple. Chestnut brown red in colour no head. Flavour is initially sweet caramel, earthy hop character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeliX (4) - Nřrager, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2012 does not count
Sweet nutty, small head, smooth yelloish-brown color. Nice beer, no sharpe edges. I´ll buy one again :-)

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