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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2351) - Buckinghamshire, - MAR 23, 2012
[Cask at the Back of Beyond (JDW), Reading] Chestnut with a moderate, creamy head. Wood, chocolate and coffee with a light bitterness. Mellow, indulgent and tasty, this is a lovely beer… but oddly it’s still not a patch on the bottled version.

GuideDogSaint (1690) - Xiamen, CHINA - JUL 20, 2017
Cask pint at the Assembly Rooms, Epsom. Pours clear dark brown with an off white head. Aroma of malt with some chocolate and vanilla. Bitter taste and finish. Dry, a little thin. Nice.

nihtila (3719) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 18, 2017
Cask at JDW Standing Order. Dark brown. Nose is chocolate, dark malts, light vanilla. Tastes simialr but quite thin, bland.

Desverger (12206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 16, 2017
[email protected] Bar, Copenhagen - Dark reddish brown pour with off white head. Sweet malty with some nice dark dried fruit, brown sugar notes, some caramel, sweet malty close, nice drinker. Decent gear.

SamVimes21 (500) - - MAR 21, 2017
Cask @ Red Lion ,Kings heath,Birmingham,bronze with a white head with a malty,toffee and caramel taste leaving a malty aftertaste with a hint of toffee a bit on the thin side I thought .

HenrikSoegaard (14291) - Randers, DENMARK - MAR 19, 2017
Cask. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hopy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Herbal. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

Itstasty (104) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2017
Cask @ The Hermitage, Warkworth, Northumberland. Rich dark brown solid colour. Off white head which holds the glass well. Medium body and bitterness, fruit cake flavours with an nice tang which lasts. One of Jennings better brews.

BlueZi (2) - Exeter, Devon, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017 does not count
Deep, dark ruby colour. Thin but rich and creamy off-white head. Heavy lacing coats the glass. Subdued aroma reveals little. Taste rich with malt, tangy bitterness, heavy profile of stewed fruit, toffee, chocolate, wood fire, first sweet then moderately bitter for an overall balanced character. Luxuriously thick body but surprisingly quick finish making this a very moreish pint. A good strong bitter that warms the veins but it could be said there is too much going on to fully appreciate, at least to this neophyte.

Don2711 (484) - - FEB 13, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2017 Ruby appearance with creamy head. Aroma burbon biscuits. Taste prunes plums chocolate caramel. Quite like Christmas pudding. Good strength . Sweet. Really nice. Nice balance

Mr_Pink_152 (5241) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2016
On tap at the lion and snake Lincoln. Deep ruby colour with a cream coloured head. Aroma prunes and plums with caramel and chocolate. Taste mainly sweet. Thick body.

The_Osprey (8440) - 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.

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