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


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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Cask: Regular
An award winning beer, a strong, satisfying ale, wonderfully warming and full of complex flavours, which create an intriguing beer of great character.

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The_Osprey (8682) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 19, 2016
Cask HP at The Crosse Keys Bishopsgate as Jennings Sneck Lifter. Easy to find a bottle, but cask can be evasive. Dark brown, opaque, an orange hue when held to light, foamy tan head. Aroma is toasted teacake, currants, mechanic’s toolbox (not a euphemism). Body is smooth with light carbonation. Taste is Christmas pudding, raisin cake, bourbon biscuit, resinous, some toasty ash notes. Great balance. A different beast to the bottled version. Very drinkable for style. Surprised how much I enjoyed this one.

GenkiGonzo (1092) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 15, 2015
Draught at Linen Weaver. Dark mahogany with a soapy head. Liquorice dominates the aroma. Flavour has some nice burnt notes, quite dry and bitter.

theprof (1139) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
Cask. Dark chestnut with white top. Aroma of biscuit malts. Taste of caramel, syrup and dark fruit, dates, prunes. Full bodied with a lasting coat to the palate. This used to be a rare treat in my Lancastrian youth when real ale was scarce and it still pleases even if it is less exceptional. All I lacks is a winter night and an open fire.

Cunningham (8279) - Halden, NORWAY - SEP 2, 2015
Appearance: Unclear amber-ish color with a nice tan head.
Aroma: Toffee and fruity.
Palate: Medium body. Tad sweet with an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Toffee, fruity, bready and mild roasted.
Overall impression: Nice tasty ale when you get bored with all the dull blonde and bitter cask ale.
Personal stats: On tap at J.J. Moon’s in Tooting/Wimbledon, England

allmyvinyl (10932) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 6, 2015
Cask at the Lord Rosebery, Scarborough. Pours clear dark brown, cream coloured head. Aromas of treacle toffee, caramel. Taste is more burnt toffee. Medium body. Astringent on the finish.

Towey1989 (3162) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Cask at Potters Bar, Meir Heath (Marston’s) A clear ruby brown colour with a medium off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, toffee, raisin, dark fruits, a little toast and some liquorice. Taste is similar of roasted malts, caramel, raisin, dark fruits, some spicy cherry, liquorice, subtle coffee and some woody, earthy hops. Medium bodied and an oily texture. A toffee sweetness with a earthy bitterness in the finish. The best beer from Jennings. A warming, malty old ale, nice.

prawlie (1644) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2015
On tap in a pub between Hull and Beverley. Tasty dark ale, with a nice appearance and aroma. Quite decent tipple.

Theydon_Bois (20453) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2015
Cask at the Pommellers Rest, Tower Bridge, 03/01/15 cheers to Ian for grabbing me this one. Clear chestnut brown with a decent beige covering. Nose is biscuit, toffee, dark malts. Taste comprises biscuit malt, straw, spice, toffee, light fruit notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok Old.

BeerViking (4989) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2014
Cask at the Kings TUn JDW, deep mahogany with a lasting coarse ivory head, a roasty nose with notes of toffee and dark marmalade carries through onto the palate. Warming with Seville orange, burnt caramel, an earthy bitterness and light spicy woody notes. A favourite of mine in bottle, it’s great to see it is even better on cask.

mighty_meadow (308) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - AUG 20, 2014
Very warming ale. Full of flavour. Licorice, and dark fruits to the fore. Spot on carbonation. I have shunned this in the past when it’s been on at the local pub but never again. Lovely.

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