overall
76
55
style
Brewed by Palmers
Style: Old Ale
Bridport, England

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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular.
Note: The bottled version is pasteurised and has a separate listing.

Strong, complex and full of deep distinctive flavours. A rich fruit cake flavour from roasted malt. First brewed in the 1940s, this prize-winning dark strong old ale has a loyal following among real ale connoisseurs.

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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (14021) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
Cask at the Claret, Addiscombe. It pours deep brown with a foamy beige head. The nose is wood, earth, leather, caramel, dried fruit and fruit cake. The taste is smooth, bitter-sweet, wood, leather, earth, light spice, raisin, caramel, light alcohol and varnish with a dry finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Well rounded. Decent.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vladivostok (480) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2015 Much darker than Id imagined but plenty of caramel and licorice notes, not a huge hop flavour but you wouldnt expect it in an Old Ale anyway. A good winter/end of session beer. The name wont please the anti-hunting lobby and really doesnt suit the beer but for all that I do like it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
planky84 (3119) - Lee, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2014
Cask at the NWAF, Derby 14. Dark brown pour with a beige head. Toffee and orchard fruit aroma. Rich fruity, malty action. Splash of sultanas and baked apple. Quite boozy. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20625) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
Gravity cask at the Bree - London. Dark brown pour with a filmy tan head. Good beer, some maple syrup, cocoa, dark toffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Good condition. Lightly sticky sweet to finish with rich bread, syrupy chocolate, cake, dark fruits. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2014
14th January 2013
Bree Louise. Cask. Clear deep amber - brown beer, small pale tan head. Smooth palate, very slightly soft. Very mild carbonation. Sweetish malts, a little raw but mostly toffee - caramel. Tangy fruits and light chocolate powder. Little plum. Light dry finish. Tasty but a bit flat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pizd (435) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2013
(Cask, GBBF 2013): Nearly black in colour, small tan head. Aroma of malt, fruits and some cocoa. Roasted malt flavour with berries and dark chocolate. Quite a pleasant drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 24, 2013
Cask conditioned handpump George Bridport 14/08/13. A black beer with a whitish bubbly head. A nice old ale type beer with good sweetness and brown fruitsd. Nice balanced with some toffee and chocolate. Well condtructed pleasant and moreish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
a_cross (639) - Poole, Dorset, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2013
Cask at The George, Bridport; black, thin loose beige head; good roast malt aroma; tastes of roast malt, licquorice, red fruit; a gentle sweetness; smooth; some milk chocolate and booze on the sweet finish; classic stuff - a previous poster said mellow and theyre spot on; one of my favourite beers from my home county.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (6264) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2012
Dark brown colour. Smooth, rich, creamy. Flavours of sweet red fruits come through but it remains a well balanced bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2012
Draught at Rocklands Club Redditch,Worcs. Pours nearly black with a one finger head.Nice roast malt aroma.In the taste roast malt and chocolate with a hint of fruit.Smooth and satisfying and easy to drink.


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