Brewed by Tring
Style: Premium Bitter/ESB
Tring, England
Serve in English pint


on tap

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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
Cask & Bottle: Regular. Has also been known as Colleys Black Dog.
Dark but not over rich, strong yet very drinkable, this premium ale has a long dry finish with overtones of malt and walnuts.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (2676) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2016
Handpull cask at the Golden Hind, Cambridge. Ruby, noticeably translucent with a small cream-coloured head. It has a simple and unassuming malty scent with a strong suggestion of raspberry. Taste is sweet and malty with tannic notes. It turns bitter for the finish with berry, red wine and juniper in the aftertaste. Tring are brilliant at making simple, understated beer, and this is no exception.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (24685) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2016
Cask gravity @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel nutty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (13558) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2016
Cask at the George, Croydon. It pours deep brown with a small, bubbly off-white head. The aroma is bitter - sweet, dried fruits, cherry, fruit cake, oily, wood and leather. The taste is bitter, earthy, wood, leather, dull toffee, caramel, dried fruits and leaves with a dry, woody finish. Medium body and soft carbonation. Decent fruity character, but it is a touch twiggy. OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (11941) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2016
Cask at the foot of the walk. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, floral, taste is similar, dry, chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndrewC (372) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle from the brewery. Deep dark brown. Soft mouth feel. Low hopping. A hint too much alcohol showing through. Roasted sugar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
renffisch (891) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Wetherspoon Chancery Lane, draught. Darkest red mahogany, creamy head. Stewed old fruit nose, medium mouthfeel, sweet in flavour and quite quaffable

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ManVsBeer (9202) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Cask @ Wetherspoon’s Piccadilly, Manchester. Deep ruby red with a creamy head. Has a malty nose, with some paler malts fused with a graininess in its taste that ends with a bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (6280) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2016
Cask at the Crosse Keys (JDW), City of London. Chestnut with a tight cream head; aroma of dry roasted malts with a touch of coffee; full of rich plummy fruit flavours; with a sweet jammy finish, nicely balanced with toasted grains. If you like toast and jam then you’ll love this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmgreenuk (8522) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle at the End of an Era tasting at ABC Beers, Den Haag. Poured a clear dark copper colour with a thin off white head. The aroma is woody resin hop. The flavour is moderate bitter with a yeast, light smooth malt, woody hop palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Benzai (14789) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle shared @ final old style THT. Clear red to brownish color, small to average sized off-white head. Smell and taste malts, some caramel, a hint of (Dutch) "hopjesvla" and some bitter. Decent body and carbonation. Not my thing but decent enough.

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