Formerly brewed at King Beer (Formerly WJ King)
Style: Old Ale
Horsham, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Cask; Status uncertain. Also available Bottle Conditioned.
This award-winning dark brown Old Ale has an intense dry, coffee and slightly smoky aroma. Theres a delicious and satisfying mouth feel of silky viscosity before the taste of coffee and molasses covers your taste buds. The aftertaste of liquorice from the malt and slight spice from the relatively light use of hops complements the preceding flavours very well and forms the perfect end to this beautiful beer.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (44984) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2010

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark red brown color with a huge, creamy - frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, wood - smoke - ash, light coffee. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and light moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium to light, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20100917]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (41313) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 30, 2012
From cask at Charlies. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and overripe fruity. Bitter, fruity and dry roasted malt flavoured finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34945) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
Cask. A dark red beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of malt and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, bread, and butterscotch, leading to a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25552) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 10, 2011
[email protected] Very deep ambery brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is fruits, mild roasted malts as well as some slight chocolate and coffee notes as well. Flavour is rather sweet malty with some chocolate, coffee and mild resiny and ripe fruity notes as well. Also a bunch of wood in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a clear reddish brown with a dense and lacing beige head. Hard roasted malt and vanilla in the nose. Medium body, hard roasted malt, a little licorice and ashes with a distinct malt bitter finish. Appears like a Mild Ale or even a light Stout. 170910

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23722) - Malm, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2011
Cask @ GBBF 2011. Pours a dark ruby amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit aroma with hints of caramel. Fruity malty dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty dark fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2011
18th February 2011
Bottle shared with Mes&Sim, Leighton and Scopey at the CP&K. Cheers! Clear brown beer. Big light tan head. Light and softish palate. Unusually light! Sweetish fruits with a subtle medicinal touch. A little chocolate malt in the finish. Unusual and quite tasty!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (19166) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle shared at CPK. Clearish brown pour with a faint head. Light roast and fruit in the nose. Prune and raisin. More ripe, dark fruits in the flavor, lightly sweet, not too bitter. Medium in body with average carbonation. A little tangy on the finish, fruity, faintly roasty. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (17579) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2012
Cask dispense at the Half Moon, Windlesham (Feb 12). Pours a dark mahogany brown with a thin beige / off-white head. Chocolate, roasted malts and dried fruit aroma. Well balanced flavours in the taste, molasses, dried fruits, a little spice, slighty musty tasting, biscuity and roasted malts in the background with a hint of chocolate and coffee. I enjoyed the mouthfeel of this beer, carbonation quite moderate with a slightly burnt/smoked flavour in the aftertaste with a sour edge. Overall a very pleasant winter beer that warms the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
harrisoni (17457) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2006
500ml bottle from Cask & Glass, Tonbridge. Very deep ruby colour with beige head. Slightly sour aroma with smooth dark choc. Slight vinous texture too heightened by the blackberry fruit. Have to admit, its very good. Choc intensity is good. Some charcoal towards the end. Nice sourness.

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