overall
84
70
style
Brewed by Jennings (Marston’s)
Style: Old Ale
Cockermouth, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (18219) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (4455) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (3203) - DENMARK - JUN 3, 2014
Clear chestnut brown with a medium sized good lacing off white head. Coffee, cocoa, wooden, earthy, grain, light honey/flowery hops in the back. Medium body, oily/creamy texture, soft carbonation, medium sweet and bitter. Full and soft. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7324) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2014
Cask at JDW Bishop Vesey; dark brown pour with a thick beige head, fruity aroma, taste is fruity quite sweet a hint of wood feint coffee, quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (4000) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Aroma: light caramel, strong bread and grain malts. Appearance: clear dark brown, medium beige creamy head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: malty sweetness, bread, cereals, carmel, light bitters only at the end. Overall: great Old Ale, nice aroma and palate. Pint at The Elleray, Windermere.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
codex (3) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2014 does not count
Cask, Sun Inn Pooley Bridge. My favourite old ale. Dark with a light creamy head that clings to the glass to the finish. Licorice, caramel, coffee taste with a smooth finish. Great in winter in front of a log fire, but I can also drink year round. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (884) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 Re-rate, last time I had this it had turned sour. Dark brown with a thin off-white head. Super retention and some good lacing. Aroma of biscuit, chocolate and cocoa. Taste of biscuit, grass, chocolate and light roasted malts with a lightly sweet finish. Medium body.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidtjm (1074) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2014
Dark pour with a medium head. Chocolate, toffee and malt aroma. Taste is coffee and chocolate, but not too strong, and bitter on the finish. Very nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby with finger thick ivory head. Aroma: liquorice, caramel/toffee, fruity, roast and chocolate malts. Taste: Low/ medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness. Palate: thick smooth texture, light/medium body, average carbonation, lingering caramel, liquorice finish. Comments: Lovely and glass lace.


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