BeardedAvenger (787) - Addlestone, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2016
Cask at Prince of Wales, Farnborough. 21/06/16. Vague earthy aroma. Dark and deep looking but not much to the beige head. Smooth with a slight bitter edge to the dark chocolate taste. A nice old school pint. JKaranka (58) - Cardiff, WALES - MAY 14, 2016
Pours a dark brown with pale tan head. Bright with dark ruby highlights at the edges of the glass. Aroma is molasses and rye bread. Inviting rummy note. Taste is malty but drinkable. Good body but not too heavy. Molasses, stwed fruit and fruit cake are pronounced. Moderate hops blend with a hint of roast in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full with long lasting aftertaste. Malt and bitterness remain for a few minutes. A good beer that sets itself apart from boring strong ales. This must be a direct descendent of Old Burton ales. Special. allmyvinyl (10613) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 25, 2016
Cask at the Stockbridge Tap. Pours clear ruby brown with a thick creamy head. Aromas of demerara sugar, double cream, fudge. Taste is more of the same. Creamy texture, sweet finish. Decent old ale. ForlornHope (521) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2015
Cask at the Wheatsheaf, Titchfield (Fareham). Dark brown, almost black in colour. Aroma of licorice and roasted malt. Not much sweetness on the initial taste but lots of bitterness. Flavours of burnt malt, nut and some red fruit. Finishes dry, but rich and satisfying with a nice hint of warming alcohol. Reminds me of a Belgian dubbel in some ways. A great example of a winter/old ale, a style that seems to be dying by degrees in the UK. Theydon_Bois (19481) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 8, 2015
Gravity dispense at Pigs Ear ’15, 04/12/15.
Rich chestnut brown with a decent beige cap.
Nose is dark fruit rinds, light spice, earthy, dark malt, toffee.
Taste comprises fruit cake, dark malt, spice, dried plums, light tobacco shreds.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, drying close.
Gary (1999) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2015 (Cask @ RopeMakers , Bridport , Dorest) .This beer is by far Palmers best in their otherwise turgid and mundane low-boost offerings !. It helps that I dig the Old ale style and that maybe the other beers they brew sucking ass makes this shine more than it otherwise would do. Old Pecuiler was one of my first beer loves when I was twenty , I seldom drink it now but any chance to drink an old style ale I’m intrigued . A burnt purple colour that looks bruised and blackcurrant shaded .. The nose is a bit subtle, chalk , , fresh yeasty cask accent suggesting living organism that reminds you its a living beer , caramel , licorice but its a surprisingly mild smelling . If the nose is shy the flavour aint ...A powerful deep rich character is in-ya-face ...A roast bitterness interacting with a tart raisin fruit texture that twists the palate in the name of complexity . It finishes dry with burnt licorice , smooth and creamy . A complex , interesting , flavoursome ale ! MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2014
Mild smokey aroma. Slightly sweet smelling. Quite spicey tasting with a hit of smoke. Gorgeous dark colour.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone evergreen0199 (3363) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2014
Cask at Watford Beer Festival, Watford, Herts. A dark brown coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Rich, dark fruit, caramel aroma. Tastes rich, dark fruit, caramel, Christmas cake. Beese (2733) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2014
Cask stillage at The Watford Beer Festival 2012. Poured a deep ruby, with a rocky, off white head. Aroma of big malt, toffee and raisins. Roasted malt flavours, with dried fruit and biscuit. Finish was fruitcake, burnt sugar and spice. wheresthepath (2332) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Cask at Derehams Inn beer festival, High Wycombe. Deep amber with a thick creamy head and a light sparkle. A woody beer. A whole antique wardrobe full of old varnished wood in fact, with just a hint of toffee, chocolate and earthiness behind. As traditional as it gets, and sometimes that’s no bad thing. Possibly needs a higher abv to give it a bit more oomph and some more sweetness, but it’s a decent beer nevertheless.