Brewed by Binghams
Style: Old Ale
Reading, England


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Seasonal - Autumn.
Dark Chestnut, Malty Easy Drinking Ale with Hints of Chocolate Malts

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wheresthepath (2335) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2016
Cask at the Hope Tap (JDW), Reading at 5% abv. Deep mahogany-brown with a thick beige head and a light fizz. Smooth, chocolatey and oaky. Lots of chocolate actually and a touch of smoke at the back of the throat. Some nuttiness too. A touch of slightly sour liquorice in the aftertaste maybe lets it down a tadge, but nevertheless this is a pretty decent beer. Texture is especially good thanks to the superb condition- well done ’Spoons!

vipinvelp (4430) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2013
Clear dark brown with small light brown foam head. Aroma is light caramel, some licorice. Tastes quite nice, bitter, some chocolate, some barley. (Velp 201312) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Theydon_Bois (19537) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2013
Cask at the White Horse Winter Ales Fest, 22/11/13. Opaque mahogony brown witha decent light beige head that retains well. Nose is dark fruits, bready malt, toffee, light spice, dark malts. Taste comprises brown bread dough, earthy cocoa, cinammon, spice, dark fruit tang, toffee. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry finale with toffee notes. Decent easy drinking old.

marquisalex (167) - Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2013
1/2 goblet, cask. Very dark red/brown, thin white/beige head. Chocolate, coffee, roasty notes. Much maltier than hoppy. Roasty sweet open, good, balanced finish. Mid to full body, slick. Good all-rounder, very easy drinking.

fonefan (49411) - VestJylland, DENMARK - APR 28, 2013

Cask (gravity) @ The 18th Reading Beer and Cider Festival 2012, Reading, Berkshire England.

Clear dark to medium brown colour with a small to average, open and frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, light beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roastd, dark roasted. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, bitter tea, malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20120504]

JK54B (1602) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 11, 2013
Cask Ale tasted at gallows Bird RAF. Mild nose of coffee. Pale beige head. Dark black brownish color. Malty slightly chocolatey taste with some hints of licorice. Soft and not too hoppy.

berkshirejohn (6502) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 26, 2013
50cl bottle from the brewery. Dark chestnut with a rapidly fading white head - the pour was sparklingly clear at first, but it was hard to avoid the large amount of sedement, resulting in a rather cloudy finish; the aroma is malty and slightly spicy (from the yeast probably); the taste is malty and nutty; with a soft chocolatey finish. Very drinkable.

RexTalionis (3765) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Cask at Gallow’s Bird real ale festival. Dark brown in color with thin tan head. Not much in aroma at first, but some herbs and light notes of spices is there. Licorice blended with some herbs in taste. Light smokiness in finish. The only bad thing about this beer are the notes in aroma tha reminds of some Gammeldansk herb liqour.

tiong (7305) - Espoo, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Cask @ The Gallows Bird Real Ale Festival 2013

Pours dark brown with a bubbly head. Aroma of dark caramel, nutty notes, some toffee and malts. Taste is caramely with notes of nutty malts and sweet notes. Finish is sweetish with some caramely and nutty notes. Okay, enjoyable old ale.

rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2013
Cask at the Gallows Bird XVI Real Ale Festival, Espoo, Finland. Dark mahogany colour with small foamy light tan head. Dark malt, hops and woody dryness in aroma. Also some spices and mint. Aroma is very true to Old Ale. Flavour is mildly sweet and dark. Hops, chocolate, darkish malt and mild spices in flavour. Very much Old Ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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