Brewed by Thwaites
Style: Old Ale
Blackburn, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
Bottle (330ml): Filtered and reseeded
Ingredients: Maris Otter, Pearl and Crystal malts; Fuggles and WGV hops; Thwaites top fermenting ale yeast.
"A delicious mellow beer with chestnut hues and smooth finish."

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle from Budgens. There was a paper collar saying New on the bottle, which is ironic, considering its name. Brown with an off white head. Sweet aroma with a touch of leather. Pleasant, undemanding sweet taste with a touch of liquorice and spice. Some aniseed. Slight bitterness. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
werent expecting much for 50p from b&m but smells floral, banana, raisin, its a nice deep coppery colour with a creamy foam head, medium sweetness, then lightly bitter and salty, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, bitter finish. i probably wont get another but it would have been better chilled. As i finish the bottle there not much yeast left at the bottom.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2014
Clear chestnut colour with a thin quickly fading off white head. Aroma of roasted malts, nuts, caramel, sweaty socks. Thin finish, slight lick of alcohol, meaty, sweet toffee. Not bad but wont hurry back to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2014
Bottled. Beautiful clear deep red appearance. Slightly perfumed and spicy aroma. Has a really mellow smooth palate, with rum, raisin and berry flavours. Doesnt taste like a 7% beer, very deceptive and very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2014
Appearance: Clear amber/copper with cm thick ivory head. Aroma: Fruit cake, vinous, marzipan, mineral and bread. Taste: Low/medium sour and sweetness with low bitterness. Palate: Thick coarse texture, medium body, average carbonation, abrupt dry malty fruit cake finish. Comments: Very good and glass ring lace.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (10270) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle from Asda, Dunbar. Pours clear copper with a thin white head, doesnt hang around. Nutty caramel malt aromas, fruit. Sweet taste and thin finish. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zimbo (948) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2013
Like the sexually deviant Dan Moody of Kitchen Planet this traditional full bodied English old ale should really give me its full attention. But that is not going to happen. This country! I was hoping this would be one red hot scorcher of a beer but it is barely even a half pound cheeseburger. Still, it is a right doppelganger for the colour of Directors bitter and smells of mince pie, gas, Colmans mustard, arrabriata sauce, Wurthers Originals, scotch egg and Terrys Chocolate Orange. Leaves lacing like an old womans hair. No Lexus, this is barely even a re-badged Rover 100. At one time I might have called this a bit simple but its really just moribund. Ah ha!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3626) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2013
Bottle from B&M Stockton. Deep amber with a small cream head. Roasty notes with some caramel and a nice balance between bitter and sweet. Very pleasant, but not too much going on for a beer of this strength.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan (7512) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle from B&M; light brown pour with thin beige head, sweet caramel aroma, sweet taste as expected mostly caramel a hint of honey a small amount of fruit along with some autumn leaves.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26386) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottled. Copper colour with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel malts, some alcohol, mild toasted notes as well as a nice floral and fruity tone to it. Flavour is very similar, with the fuggles coming in really nicely. Also has a bunch of resiny and nutty notes in the flavour. One of the better old ales Ive had.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
GSAP (727) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2013
Deze fles was helaas niet goed, stinkkaas en mosterd, smaak ronduit vies zurig, wel een kraag

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