Brewed by Jennings (Marston’s)
Style: Old Ale
Cockermouth, England


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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
A dark beer with a reddish tinge derived from the use of coloured malts, perfectly balanced with specially formulated brewing sugars and English aromatic hops. Contains wheat.

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DIBBLE (103) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2015
Very dark, red tinted with off white head that coats the glass. Earthy nutty aroma. Good carbonation. Very easy drinking well balanced earthy malty flavour with herbal hop bitterness to finish.

FishersFirst (1) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2015 does not count
Light malt sweetness, burned toffee and dark fruits on the nose. Low earthy, herbal hop. Biscuit, burned toffee light choc and mild roast on the palate. Firm bitterness lingers. Medium to full body. Perhaps a bit harshly bitter in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

alex_leit (4350) - Minsk, BELARUS - MAR 5, 2015
Bottle 500 ml. Dark bronze color. Malt aroma (caramel, bread), toffee, fruits. Same taste with good and rich maltiness, caramel, dark fruits, a little hop.

Derbeth (965) - Kraków, POLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Black colour with copper reflexes, rocky head, decent lacing. Aroma is burnt, some ash, a bit of herbal hops. Medium bitterness. Light body. Ok, but nothing spectacular.

edsspoon (900) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle - every time I’ve had this on cask before it always seems to be slightly off, so I decided it’d be a good idea to pick up a bottle. Copper coloured with a foamy cream colour head. Aroma of coffee, biscuit and cocoa. Taste of chocolate, biscuit and caramel. Medium body, light carbonation.

stravale (3078) - Co. Westmeath, IRELAND - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from Beers Of Europe [160115]
Dark copper brown, clear, frothy off white head, good lacing
Aroma of caramel, some toasted malts, dab of rust, hint of coffee roast
Taste of caramel, some spicy earthy hops, soft toasted malts, slight dark bitter chocolate, twiggy hops, dab of roast, slight dark fruits
Palate - Medium carb and body, smooth, soft bitter roast. Finish as main flavour, fairly bitter earthy tail
Overall - Less complex that I remember on cask, seems less malty.

JorisPPattyn (10024) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 26, 2014
Very thick, utterly stable, dirty-creamcoloured head over redbrown to chestnut, clear beer. Caramel, toffee and mocha, sweet. Faintly roasted. Bitterish-roasted, with burnt caramel all over, and surprisingly little sweetness, if any. Bit of parsley, and again mocha. After some time, hints at hops. Light to maybe medium body, certain slickness, feels better carbonated than it looks. Not too sweet, which is good. Still, I’m sure I would prefer a cask in the Lake District.

Sjohnh (971) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle from the Old Windmill, Coventry. Deep dark red, medium body, soft carbonation. Liquorice and toffee malt. Very good.

christhoel (286) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
roasty, red, clear, tan foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, thin feel, soft carbonation, an old ale if ever i had one. it’s a darkish red and tastes roasty and slightly sour/fruity, . soft texture and low carbonation mean you can nail it down happily. very nice.

StueyD (1584) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2014
A reddish brown coloured beer with a thick off white head. A light malty and bready aroma. Dry mouthfeel. A dry malty taste, nutty and a hint of burnt sugar. There is a bitter hop flavour in the background. The finish is well balanced between dry malt and bitter hop.

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