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


on tap

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   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 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
ralphdot (1095) - Billingham, Durham, - AUG 31, 2012
5.2% ruby red colour with a thin head, roast malt aroma, the taste was not too good, maybe I had just had too many reasonable beers before this one.

Sigmund (8025) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2017
Cask pint at The Archibald Simpson, Aberdeen. Dark ruby colour, nearly black. Off-white to beige creamy head, nice lacing. Aroma of ripe dark fruits and blackcurrant leaves. Smooth mouthfeel. The flavour is fruity with hints of blackcurrants, mild roasty notes with hints of chocolate. Excellent beer, a strong dark mild in my book.

GuideDogSaint (1809) - Xiamen, CHINA - AUG 21, 2017
Cask pint at the Edward Rayne, Raynes Park. Pours ruby with a beige head. Aroma of malt with toffee. Sweet taste and finish. Plenty of body.

saxo (19583) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2017
Cask @ The Briar Rose (JDW), Birmingham. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, malt, nuts and hops. Smooth sweet finish.

Rasmus40 (22169) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2017
Cask @ Briar Rose, Birmingham. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 270717

The_Osprey (9698) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2017
Cask handpull at The Webb Ellis as Tring Colley’s Dog. Pours a dark amber brown, translucent and still with a foamy off white head. Aroma is rounded malts, old carpet, yeast, some creosote. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is gluey, more carpet, Turkish coffee, vanilla, woody notes, resin, chewed bread. A robust and flavourful bitter. Good stuff. (6-4-7-4-14=3.5)

Davros IX (577) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2017
2016 catch up - Bottle at home - Strong, malty, smooth, dark & thick. Taste the alcohol and a good ESB.

ThirstyBird (3020) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2017
On cask at the brewery, pours a super dark cola color with a tan head. The smell is dark fruit, roasted dark malt, dark chocolate. The beer tastes dark fruit, roasted malt, some chocolate while ending fruity and dry. The body is light/ medium with fine carbonation.

jjsint (3606) - Leicester, Leicestershire, 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.

anders37 (27621) - 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.

Scopey (16274) - 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.

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