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Brewed by WJ King
Style: Old Ale
Horsham, England

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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Cask; Status uncertain. Also available Bottle Conditioned.
This award-winning dark brown Old Ale has an intense dry, coffee and slightly smoky aroma. There’s a delicious and satisfying mouth feel of silky viscosity before the taste of coffee and molasses covers your taste buds. The aftertaste of liquorice from the malt and slight spice from the relatively light use of hops complements the preceding flavours very well and forms the perfect end to this beautiful beer.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (8667) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Cask dispense at the Half Moon, Windlesham (Feb ’12). Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin beige / off-white head. Chocolate, roasted malts and dried fruit aroma. Well balanced flavours in the taste, molasses, dried fruits, a little spice, slighty musty tasting, biscuity and roasted malts in the background with a hint of chocolate and coffee. I enjoyed the mouthfeel of this beer, carbonation quite moderate with a slightly burnt/smoked flavour in the aftertaste with a sour edge. Overall a very pleasant winter beer that warms the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnar (5293) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2012
Bottle from Beermerchants.com. Pours dark ruby, like Coke with a tiny off-white head. Aroma is vinous, coffee. Taste is moderate sweet grapes, a light sour note appears after the frirst sip, liquorice and spices, lingering all the way to the end. Soft carbonated. Thin and watery mouthfeel

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10530) - Randers, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2012
Cask. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Dark red-amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy spicey aroma. Moderate bitter wonderfull flavor. Dark spicey fruits. Long moderate biter finish. Creamy palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2012
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and overripe fruity. Bitter, fruity and dry roasted malt flavoured finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 24, 2012
Cask @ Charlies Cph.
Pours dark mahogany with a small, staying, creamy, beige head. Aroma has lovely chocolate, light roasted and good hazel notes. Lowish carbonation, impressive creamy mouthfeel - especially for the ABV. Flavour is sweet, cocoa with hazel syrup, light coffee and chocolate. A bit short-lived in its finish, but with okay malty dryness. Fine beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (29286) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
Cask. A dark red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, bread, and butterscotch, leading to a bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10798) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2012
cask at charlies. Clear very dark brown, smooth light brown head. Faint but distinct roasted dry malty aroma. Flavor is roasted malts, faint charcoal, rye sweetness, tasty flavorfull english stout

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Miksu (4948) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2012
Cask at GBBF 2011. Dark reddish brown color. Toffeish malty aroma with licorice. Sweetish toffeish flavor with plenty of licorice. Rounded and mellow. Tastes old but I would not say it is positive in this case.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. Pours a dark ruby amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty dark fruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 21, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011, Wed)
Darkish brown, with a small head. Slightly musty aroma. There’s some wet sheep in the mouth, and I guess in the aroma too when you look for it. Roasted and slightly coffee-like finish, but also very grainy. Alas the spicy biltong dimished our ability to taste this one, which is a shame, it’s a good beer.


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