Brewed by Backyard
Style: Old Ale
Walsall, England


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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Cask; Seasonal - Halloween.
Dark, rich brew. Full of bitter chocolate and fruit malt character. Full rounded bitter finish from a blend of finest english hops.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (47622) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2016

Cask (gravity) @ Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival (2014), Nottingham Castle, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England NG1 6EL.

[ As Backyard Hell Bound ].
Clear medium to dark brown amber color with a small to average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, spicy yeast, light hoppy, light to moderate yeasty, fruity. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy, sweet malt, caramel. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20141010]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2015
Cask hand pull, The Felix, Nuneaton. Deep ruby capped with beige. Rather decadent liquorice and custard cream biscuit oak taste with sweet biscuit afters. Wet Dough and clove. Heady apple flecked-oak and lactic splashed nose. Cocoa dusted oak. Did I mention the oak? Rather good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshRaburn (110) - - NOV 13, 2014
Rich and complex Old Ale. Lots of butterscotch (diacetyl?) Good mouthfeel. Nice bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (3627) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Cask in Lloyds No1, Carlisle. Ruby with a good cream head. Some pretty good malty toffee notes. Bitter and quite full flavoured. Toasty too. I liked this one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Don2711 (450) - - OCT 27, 2014
Nice old ale this. Aroma poor but taste strong malty . Lovely mahogany appearance. Taste really good and warm on the palate. Good one with nice strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1672) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on 5th October 2014. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear tawny in colour with a thin pale buff head. Fruity, malty aroma with crisp green apples evident on the short nose. Thin resiny mouthfeel and good lacing. Mixed malt complex gives robust maltloaf base with sweet dates, raisins and dark hedgerow berries. Spicy hop prickle present in the short bitter aftertaste. Robust malt finish with rich complex vinous notes of syrupy prunes, barley twist sweets and dry oak cask. This is a decent Old Ale, full of flavour and worth trying. Reminded me of Traquair Bear Ale in style and taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2014
22nd September 2014
Shakespeares Head Spoons. Cask. Pretty much a clear amber beer, tidy off white bubbly head. Palate is light and semi dry. Decent fine carbonation. Light malts, unsweet toffee. Floral bitterness. Tangy dried fruits, mild apple. Light finish. Too appley and lacks richness and complexity for an old ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SilkTork (5693) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2014
JDW, Rochester. Slightly creamy, slightly oily, malty beer with chocolate notes. Its OK , but I cant imagine drinking a lot of it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (18708) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Cask at Baxters Court, Hackney, 21/09/14. Clear chestnut brown with a moderately appointed light beige covering that dissipates then retains. Nose is malt forward, nutty, candied sugars, dark fruit rinds, toffee. Taste comprises fruit cake, light spice, dried fruits, biscuit notes, candied fruit peel. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, earthy fruit and light bitter notes in the close. Decent old.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackHaddock (6980) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2014
Hand-pulled half-pint in my local Wetherspoons on 25th Sep 2014. Poured a good mahogany colour with a creamy head in both colour and texture. Malts rule this brew with treacle notes and Rye like flavours dominant in the taste. OK and different, interesting in fact.

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