overall
81
64
style
Brewed by Long Man
Style: Old Ale
Polegate, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.47/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brandman (2927) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 17, 2017
Just numbers from really old notes. Cask at JDWeatherspoons in Oxford long time ago.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuartyboy (1565) - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tombyars (1656) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheKernOwl (214) - 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 doesnt seem to have been aged, lest the old part of the name fool you.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13596) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrTipple (4035) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 20, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, light coffee, toasted malts. Appearance: black, small, frothy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: initially some sweets coming up, bread and biscuit malts, some dark chocolate, toasted malts, filter coffee, dark berries. Overall: decent Old Ale, lacks some complexity. Pint at the Tiger Inn, East Dean.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Towey1989 (2249) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Cask at The Fountain, Leek. A deep brown colour with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some oats, slight toast, a little liquorice and subtle dark fruits. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, some toast, slight liquorice, a little dark fruits and subtle smoked wood. Light bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, roasted, coffee, fruitiness in the finish. Surprised by this, quite porter like. Nice roasted, spicy, fruity flavours but maybe a little thin. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hohops (900) - Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Cask. Appearance is almost black, with a beige bubbly head. Aroma- roast malt, coffee, toast, burnt caramel. Taste- dark malts, coffee, slight smokiness, bitter dry finish. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (10219) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2015
Cask, The Last Plantagenet, Leicester. Very dark with a decent cream head. Very dark brown with a cream beige foam. Roasted dark malts with blackberries and hints of lemon. Peppery on the palate with sweet weetabix and bready yeast. Earthy with nutty dark chocolate. Has proper depth.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (3236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 23, 2015
Cask at JDW Standing Order. Deep ruby, dark brown. Nose is dark malts, light sweetness. Taste is quite bitter, a bit stuffy, berries, light roast, dryish bitter finish.


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