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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 19, 2011
Cask @ GBBF, 2011. Pours dark ruby amber with a small off white head. Vinous, rich and fruity. A bit of toffee. Medium bodied.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (20295) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
Cask@GBBF2011. Very deep ambery brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is fruits, mild roasted malts as well as some slight chocolate and coffee notes as well. Flavour is rather sweet malty with some chocolate, coffee and mild resiny and ripe fruity notes as well. Also a bunch of wood in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10698) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle shared at CPK. Clearish brown pour with a faint head. Light roast and fruit in the nose. Prune and raisin. More ripe, dark fruits in the flavor, lightly sweet, not too bitter. Medium in body with average carbonation. A little tangy on the finish, fruity, faintly roasty. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2011
18th February 2011
Bottle shared with Mes&Sim, Leighton and Scopey at the CP&K. Cheers! Clear brown beer. Big light tan head. Light and softish palate. Unusually light! Sweetish fruits with a subtle medicinal touch. A little chocolate malt in the finish. Unusual and quite tasty!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4443) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2011 50cl bottle from the Home Brew Shop, Aldershot. Dark brown, almost black, in colour with a billowing tan head; malty aroma; malty flavour with some smoke, caramel and pear; dry, burnt sugar finish.

Cask at the John Logie Baird (JDW), Hastings. Deep chestnut brown, sweet and caramelly with a dry slightly smokey finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2102) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Cask at NWAF, 2011. Dark reddish-brown pour with an off white head. Aromas of pear, red apples, toffee. Vanilla, dried fruit, pear and damson flavours. Sweet, malty finish. Not bad at all.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (6200) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2010
Cask-conditioned at the Market Porter, Southwark 14/10/10. Deep, ruddy brown with a slight tan head. Sweet, nutty aroma with some fruit and roasted malts. Flavours of berry fruit, wood, chocolate and charred malts, before a decent bitter finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (34595) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark red brown color with a huge, creamy - frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, wood - smoke - ash, light coffee. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100917]

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear reddish brown with a dense and lacing beige head. Hard roasted malt and vanilla in the nose. Medium body, hard roasted malt, a little licorice and ashes with a distinct malt bitter finish. Appears like a Mild Ale or even a light Stout. 170910

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle. Huge creamy head with excellet duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, caramel, nuts and hops.


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