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

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unknown

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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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (7228) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2008
Cask at the GBBF 2008. Dark brown colour, nearly black. Very nice roasty aroma with notes of oak, raisins and fortified wine. The flavour is sweet, oaky and moderately roasty, nice.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oh6gdx (26412) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 16, 2008
[email protected] Deep brown colour, small brown head. Not really much of an aroma, mainly dark fruits and some earth. Flavour is mainly dry grass, dark fruits and some sour wood along with herbal notes.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (25572) - Malm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2007
Cask @ Lamb & Flag, Oxford. Pours a dark amber color with an off-white head. Fruity malty dark fruit aroma. Sweet malty fruity dark fruit flavor. Roasted malty dark fruit finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxbeer (118) - ITALY - FEB 20, 2007
[Cask at New Inn, Gloucester] Dark brown, smooth palate, quite strong caramel flavour.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2006
Cask Handpump at the Railway, Newton Abbot 05/01/2003 Black strong in alcohol and slightly fruity. Some bitterness in the finish.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (36427) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 6, 2006
[Cask at GBBF 2005] A red-brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of roasted malt and over ripe fruit, but also hints of sulphur. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of prunes and over ripe fruit, leading to a roasted bitter end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2005
Cask conditioned, GBBF 2005: Fruity aroma. Malty, sweet body. Great hoppy bitterness in the finish. A powerfull beer with good complexity.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2005
[email protected] Beer Festival. Woah, sweet sticky butterscotch all over the place. Lots of caramel. This was too sweet and for me, lacked depth of character, too one dimensionally sweet, and almost sickly .

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2005
Not really very strong for a strong ale, I felt this was leaning towards old ale territory. Rich tawny/red colour. Quite dark. Distinctly woody with dried fruit (prunes), treacle toffee caramel and a big licorice hit in the flavour. Some vinous edges and a touch of tartness on the finish that produces a sweet and sour overall effect. All these elements are subtly present in the aroma but they come to the fore and combine convincingly on the palate. Not sure this was the ideal beer for the hottest day of the year, but quite impressive nonetheless. Cask (handpump), Three Horseshoes, Burton Bradstock.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
imdownthepub (14208) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2003
Cask Conditioned at The Anchor, Seatown, Dorset. Deep chestnut colour with tan head. This is a heady alcohol licorice flavoured beer with a fruity warm mouthfeel. A sipping beer to be savoured.


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