overall
81
66
style
Brewed by Long Man
Style: Old Ale
Polegate, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.48/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.

This original dark beer has soft malt notes of coffee and chocolate that combine with a pleasant light hoppiness to create a rich, full tasting Old Ale of times gone by.

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, - MAY 9, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump Clachan London 03/05/13. A near black beer with a whitish head. Pretty good. A dry roasty aroma. A little sweetness in the mouth with more burnt roast. Nicely drinkable. A good all round Old Ale with good sweetness.


3.8
Grumbo (3739) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - AUG 18, 2017
Cask at the Wheatsheaf, Tattingstone. Pours dark maroon brown with a small bubbly beige to grey head. Aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, toffee, roasted coffee and malt. Medium plus sweetness, light roasted bitterness. Medium body, slight oily texture, soft carbonation. Fruity chocolate finish. A good Old Ale.

3
madmitch76 (25321) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2017
5th July 2017
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Cask. Opaque dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is smooth, semi dry and has reasonable fine carbonation. Smooth malts, some dark malt character, little dark chocolate and coffee. Dry floral chocolate. Dry finish brings a touch of dark fruits and ashy bitterness. Okay.

3.5
fonefan (50669) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2017

Cask (gravity) @ 32th Pigs Ear Beer and Cider Festival 2015, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London, England.

[ As Long Man Old Man ].
Clear light dark red brown colour with a average, frothy - fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark malt, sweet malt. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, dark malt, wood, licorice, chocolate - roasted. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20151203]
7-3-7-3-15

3.5
Svesse (8731) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2017
(Cask at White Horse, Parson’s Green, London, 26 Nov 2016) Almost black colour, with notes of ruby, creamy beige head. Malty, roasted nose with caramel, dark fruit, raisins and chocolate. Malty, slightly fruity taste with notes of caramel, chocolate, dried fruit, coffee and a gentle roasty bitterness. Medium body, rounded mouthfeel. A touch of sweetness. Well balanced and tasty. Nice one.

3.9
thejackpacker (575) - East Sussex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Cask at spoons Eastbourne. Started as quite tobaccoy, rough but got smoother and smoother with caramrk tones and becoming light on the palate as sweeter. Very good.

3.3
Brandman (2963) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Just numbers from really old notes. Cask at JDWeatherspoons in Oxford long time ago.

3.4
Stuartyboy (1751) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - JAN 2, 2017
On cask @ the playfair Lloyds No1. Edinburgh a black colour beer with creamy head aroma is deep roasted malts flavour is strong coffee hints of dark chocolate rich and smooth malty beer

3.3
tombyars (1749) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - DEC 28, 2016
Tasted this in the Salt Cot, Saltcoats (JDW) on the 23rd December 2016. Cask, handpump dispense. Clear dark mahogany in colour with a thin creamy buff head. Good sweet note of plum fruit present in the short malty aroma. Thin creamy mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a maltloaf base with strong rich port flavours evident. Notes of dark plum and raisins present in the taste. Spicy prickle to the hop resins add a dry bitter aftertaste which does initially overwhelm the malt. Strong crystal malt presence at the finish give a dry vinous oak cask and old leather notes full in the mouth, along with sweet port. A decent session Old Ale.

3.4
TheKernOwl (215) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2016
Ahhhh Brown sugar. Filter coffee. Smells like a Porter, bit thicker than that tho. Espresso and dark choc taste. OK, but not thick or multi layered to make for a really decent dark beer. And certainly doesn’t seem to have been aged, lest the ’old’ part of the name fool you.

3.5
Scopey (15431) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2015
Cask at WHOAF 2015. It pours near black with a thick, off-white head. The nose is toasty, earthy roast, dark fruits, jammy berry, burnt fruit cake and a hint of tobacco smoke. The taste is rich, earthy roast, wood, leather, some bitterness, some charred wood, dirt, old leather sofa, firm bitterness and some underlying dried fruits/fruit cake with a dry, woody finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Perhaps a touch woody, but it does have a good depth of flavour. A very respectable old ale.


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