Brewed by Twickenham Fine Ales
Style: Old Ale
Twickenham, England


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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.64/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Bottle conditioned; Special.
Limited to 375 bottles

Blend of old and new. Tannic & fruity.
A blend of dark ale, aged for two years in wood, and a fresh strong mild. A very complex beer with almost Madeira-like flavour, with treacle, malt and tannic notes and a fruity finish and refreshing sourness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 3, 2016
bottle at home from ales by mail
thick, opaque dark cola brown with dense ochre head, remaining as 2-3mm thick down glass. rich vinous, slightly acetic duchesse de bourgogne aroma. full bodied, sweet, woody, acidic sharp red wine, cola, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, dark cherries. savoury, long lightly tart finish. full bodied low carbonation. Excellent

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16895) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 5, 2015
Bottle at Chriso Tasting, thanks to Chriso, 04/04/15. Light black with reddish hues topped with a decent dirty tan head. Nose is tarte red berry, earthy, biscuit, spice, bitter fruit rinds. Taste comprises dark fruit rinds, woody notes, tarte raspberries, musty tones, toffee, light spice, red berry balsams. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close with puckering effect. Solid stuff, kind of a crossover with a sour red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerViking (4144) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Bottle from the brewery, near black with a thin ring, clean tart nose with hints of sour cherry, palate is burnt treacle, cherries, earthy bitterness, very drinkable for a sour and chewily refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14131) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a tan head. Aroma is sourness, coffee, dried fruits, roasted malt. Flavour is sourness, coffee, fruit, vanilla, vinegar, dried fruit, roasted malt. Full body. Nice beer. KRS 150814.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
[6488-20140708] Bottle. Sour roasted grains aroma. Black brown body with a quick foamy tan head. Sour yeasty flavour has a nice long aftertaste. Medium-full body is boozy. Good. (7/3/7/3/14) 3.4
(Tasting at cgarvieuk’s, w/ him, BenH, jercraigs, Stuu666, others)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6419) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - DEC 15, 2014
500ml bottle. Opaque, darkest brown colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, tan head. Tannic, oaky, vinous aroma, blue grapes, a touch of soy sauce, Madeira sauce, treacle, even some milk chocolate. Taste has a slightly sweet, chocolately, malty basis, hints of sherry, a vinous, tart line, fruity, blue grapes, also a spicy line, Madeira sauce, laurel, dry, tannic, oaky overtones. Rich and complex, well balanced tartness due to the Mild Ale component.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nudiebear (303) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Poured opaque dark with a tan head. In the nose I got sourness (citrus), limonade and vanilla. The taste was reminiscent of wine, both sweet and sour and dry tannins. OK

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (16507) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. A dark brown beer topped by a creamy, light tan head of very moderate size. Dried fruits, balsamic vinegar, rum-raisins, some dark malts. The flavor has a littlr roasted touch, with hints of dark chocolate. Rum raisin, balsamic vinegar and dark dried fruits too. Sweetness too. Full body and a soft carbonation, with dried fruits and some balsamic vinegar in the finish. Not really sure about this one. Sure it’s nice as hell, but still. Well, I’ll stick to my score. 140815

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (10959) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle 500ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is sour with notes of malt, vinegar, caramel, chocolate and dark fruits. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium sour with a vinegar, wood, chocolate and hint of vanilla finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (7332) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt, some cheesy notes, caramel ,licorice, sour dark berries and some roasted notes. Flavor is sweet and sour with some chocolate, vanilla, some roasted notes and slight funk. Medium body, average carbonation.

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