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Formerly brewed at Davenports (prev Highgate)
Style: Old Ale
Walsall, England

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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle; Pasteurised.
Ingredients: Pale, Crystal and Black malts; honey;English grown Fuggles and Progress hops.
"Relax and enjoy the complex palate of malt, chocolate, citrus fruits and hops in this beautifully crafted ale."

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 20, 2007
Sampled at Chris_O’s Shindig; Aug. 2007: Peaty, smoky aroma; some spicy hops, burnt-sugar camel sweetness, a little woody; most balanced


3.5
john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Rich dark very malty strong ale with roasted malt, chocolate, citrus fruits and hops. Very drinkable. Enjoyed this. Nice Old Ale. (2008)

4.2
McWorta (1627) - LUXEMBOURG - SEP 14, 2012
Light pillow head, an aroma of roasted hops and grass, light herbish, pretty earthy and wooden aromas. Dar brown/black in colour light fizzy liquid with a tan fizzy head. Oily on lips, relatively sweet and a splash of bitterness. Full body slick and oily texture with a long solid finish. Best to be endulged near an open fire - convincing beer!

3.3
BlackHaddock (7315) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, best before July 2010, drank and reviewed April 2010. Poured twice into a Gordon’s Thislr shaped glass. Deep dark brown/reddy colour with a good thick cream coloured head. The head produced some good lacing and managed to stay through the tasting. Semi-sweet malty aroma, biscuits more than toast or bread, a light burntness/roasty feel to the smell. The taste is half malt, half bitter hop (Fuggles and Progress are used). There is a tangy citrus (pink grapefruit?) feel as well. Well carbonated, the alcohol can be felt but it doesn’t rule the mouthfeel because the body is fairly rich and creamy. Pleasant but no world beater.

3.4
tommann (3746) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a medium frothy head. Aroma is honey chocolate malt. Taste is sour chocolate malt.

4.3
davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle 500ml. Great beer. Aromas of roast, chocolate, caramel, butter, and cola.Taste is sweet, with light bitter notes, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.

3.5
Stew41 (2025) - Phuket, THAILAND - NOV 19, 2010
Liked this more than I thought I would. Good lift of port and toffee on the nose but not sweet or over the top. More forceful in the palate with a lining of milk chocolate, creamy red wine / port notes and a cleansing kick of hops to finish. Lots of balance here and really looks quite smart.

3.5
Bullit (4633) - Burgos, SPAIN - NOV 7, 2010
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark brown colour, off-white head. Aroma is soft roasted malts, chocolate and fruits. Flavour is soft roasted malts, chocolate, citrus. Sweet caramel finish. Good beer.

3.3
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2010
Notes of chocolate and dried fruit in the taste, smooth and easy to drink, looked good in the glass, aroma of roasted malts and drank well.

3.5
thebeertourist (5189) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2010
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Dark reddish brown with a creamy beige head. Fruity nose with notes of yellow apples. Yellow apples, chocolate , some roasted malts flavours for good measure. Interesting old ale.

3.4
rmasa (324) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2010
Dark brown color, small tan head; aroma of roasted malt, dark fruits, butter and honeyish sweetness; medium body, smooth mouthfeel; flavor of roasted malt and fruitness with slightly bitter, but mostly honeyish sweet finish.


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