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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Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2010
Cask @ Standing Order. Deep dark brown/mahogany with stable head. Aroma is richly malty with a good deal of overripe fruit. Unique flavors have a good dose of licorice roots, the crust of dark fruit bread. Has old ale qualities, unique and peculiar. Very malty and solid with licorice root, herbal black molasses, and mild acidic coffee. Finishes with mincemeat, and sugar date crusts. Very good.

stevew99 (2) - Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2010 does not count
Not drank in several months, but an absolute favourite. Up there with Orkney Dark Isle & Old P.

Oakes (18561) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2010
Medium brown with a nice head. Dark sugars, burnt orange, treacle and sticky toffee pudding...fun nose. Deep treacle/molasses character. Nice, subtle plummy-fruity depths, accented by a hint of alcohol. Complex, well-constructed beer. Very tasty.

markas101 (2490) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Cask, Waterworks, Sheffield, UK. Deep mahogany colour, tan thick head. Caramel aroma with a herby undertone. Smooth with a sweetness then long bitter finish.

TBone (18106) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 20, 2010
Cask (gravity)@Lamplighter, St Helier, Jersey
Dark brown head, tiny white head. Wineous, a bit vinegardish, dark malty nose. Flavor has soya sauce, caramel, dark toffee and then light hops in the aftertaste. Cask past its prime?

RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2010
Cask, Agricultural, Penrith. Liquid sticky toffee pudding! Deep ruby red appearance, heavy on the caramel, hence the pudding comparison. Burnt malt aftertaste, with whisky creeping in, alongside some sulphur and raisins.

berkshirejohn (6618) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2010
Cask at the Moon Under Water (JDW), Watford. Reddish copper in colour with a thin tan head; aroma of purple fruit; thick and oily texture with flavours of purple fruit and chewy malts; the finish is dry, fruity and lightly bitter. A satisfying pint.

madmitch76 (25383) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2009
April 2008. Dark brown ale. Strong malt with a clear but brief chocolate tone. Also a slight smokey tone. Dry subtle hop finish.

DuffMan (10611) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2009
Back in Feb 2006 I erroneously entered the cask rating for this beer under the bottle heading. Having recently had the bottled version, I will now cut-and-paste my cask rating from 2006 here, where it belongs: Had this in Cumbria in the Lake District. Beautiful mahogany brown. Bready aroma, some caramel too. Rich roasted malt palate, brown sugar, chocolate, bitter finish. Almost a porter in some respects. Terrific!

TimE (6076) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 23, 2009
Mahogony brown color with faint tinges of red. Bananas, apples, toffee, slightly vinous nose. Wood, cherries, peaches and cream, very smooth, slightly sweet mouth. Lingering milk chocolate, woody finish. A bit too dry in the finish, but still great stuff.

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