Arundel Old Knucker (Bottle)


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Formerly brewed at Arundel
Style: Old Ale
Arundel, England


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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Bottled - filtered & pasteurised.
Also available on cask, which has a separate entry.
Note: Appears to have been replaced in the beer range by Sussex Dark which may, or may not, be a straight renaming.

A classic dark old ale with a superb rich fruity aroma and a satisfying nutty flavour. A dangerously moreish beer, excellent when mulled!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
john44 (2707) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle – Dark Reddish Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, chocolate, toffee, some coffee. Fruity; dark fruits, berries. Hoppy; slight hop bitterness. Sweetish roast malty ale. Dry roast malty finish. OK. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
foolberry (56) - New Malden, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2013
A bit like rifling through the pockets of an elderly gentleman’s tweed jacket: tobacco, ancient humbugs, the rich worn smell of age. Wonderfully flavourful. Obviously a winter pint. I could drink exactly one pint of this before I would be full!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2012
Deep dark brown almost black if not for the red tint. Frothy, lacy, disappearing, fizzy, beige head. Strong smell of caramel sweetness with malt, light roasted coffee, raisins and cherry. Lovely. Medium very oily body with mild carbonation. The taste is very rich, full of raisins, figs, cherry and an overall toffee, malt smoothness with a bitter cola, chocolate, licorice, and vanilla finish. Very sweet overall and a lasting bitterness. Very balanced and that leaves the mouth filled with dessert. An excellent Old Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (46683) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 2, 2012

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, chocolate, caramel, sweet chocolate, licorice, sweet licorice, licorice konfekt. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, caramelized caramel, licorice konfekt. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120113]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (22701) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2011
Bottle at home .. dark red brown ... thin lacing ... soft sweet toffee chocolate toffee cherry roast nose... light fizz ... sweet cherry fruits ... hint of cola ... dark chocolate ... hint of rum ... sweet smooth and nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wheresthepath (2229) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2010
[Bottle from Pallant of Arundel] Pours deep brown-black with a moderate beige head. Slight fizz. Smells of coffee and treacle. Treacle, figs, raisins and sweet black coffee in the first taste, balanced against a little bit of bitter chocolate. There’s a hint of very English dusty farmyard hops in there too. Vanilla ice cream and a slight oaky sourness come through in the finish. May be a bit sweet and sticky for some, but for me there was just enough bitterness and carbonation to cut through it. A lovely beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
joe19612 (2759) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2009
Bottle. Very malty in the aroma, plenty of malts and chocolate in the taste. A real dark brown colour with no head at all, with a bitter taste to finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (10074) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2008
Bottle picked up at Vale Brewery shop, Brill, Bucks. Had this in field at Towersey Festival, Oxon, w/e 20th-25th August 08 Pours dark brown with plenty of chocolate on the nose, quite malty and a little sweet at times with big push of molassess, still I rather enjoyed this beer.

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