Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Old Ale
Blackburn, England


on tap


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2012

Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, malt extract, fruit cake, light toffee. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20111209]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (37013) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
33 cl bottle. Pours clear and golden orange to brown with a small tan head. Aroma is butterish and overripe fruity. Fruity, toasted malty and dry bitter. Caramelish. Butterscotch and fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (31462) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
Bottled. A dark amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of minerals, prunes, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, fruit, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (24434) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2013
Bottle at yespr. Clear orange-red coloured with a small off-white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and prunes. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottled. Copper colour with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, some alcohol, mild toasted notes as well as a nice floral and fruity tone to it. Flavour is very similar, with the fuggles coming in really nicely. Also has a bunch of resiny and nutty notes in the flavour. One of the better old ales I’ve had.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
18th January 2012
Clear bright amber beer. Tidy cream coloured head. Estery fruits on the nose. Light dry palate, a little crisp. Sweetish malt with estery banana and and a trace of sweet peach candy fruits. Minerals and mild lactose. Finishes with an alcohol evaporating dryness. A little apple in the aftertaste. Not bad if not exactly subtle!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cgarvieuk (18514) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2011
bottle at home ... copper red ... thin lacing ... toffee malts ... little metallic ... not a great nose ... sweet berry fruits ... toffee malts ... dark sugers ... decent body ... really not much to it ... especially for 7% ... not bitter ... not over sweet ... its got flavour ... but not sure what

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
imdownthepub (11947) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
Bottled, 330ml from Waitrose, Headington, Oxon. Tawny chestnut with off white, explosive, head. Difficult pour due to the refermentation but got it just right. Classy smooth beer, some port like characteristics, rich with a spicy but not spiced hoppy flavour. Lasting, more Belgian Ale than Old Ale to me. Really very decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (10026) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at home. It pours deep copper with a small off-white head. The nose is wood, leather, fruit cake, caramel, raisin and candied fruit. The taste is wood, leather, nut, caramel, light astringency, burnt cake, lightly acidic and earth with a dry, alcoholic finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and oily mouth-feel. A bit rough-around the edges, but still not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 20, 2011
A bottle conditioned beer, 330ml, picked up at The Real Ale in the Bottle Bar at GBBF ’11. Near-clear amber coloured body with a dark red shade. Decent beige head. Dried fruity aroma added by toffee. Sweet berries mixed with plums and malts to the taste buds. Partially bittersweet end. Mellow impression. Has got its moments of joy (shared with Finn, Skibotn session 16.09.2011).

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