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PubAddressLast Visit Seen
Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House)Addiscombe, Greater London12 Apr 2024
Gadds' Beer Shop & TaproomBroadstairs, Kent29 Mar 2024
The Furze WrenBexleyheath, Greater London09 Feb 2024
William HarveyWillesborough, Kent03 Jan 2024
Ye Olde Starre InneYork, North Yorkshire27 Jun 2023
The Cover Bridge InnEast Witton, North Yorkshire24 Apr 2023
The County HotelAshford, Kent19 Dec 2022
The TremenheerePenzance, Cornwall16 Jul 2022
Wat TylerDartford, Kent27 Nov 2021
Kings HeadGunnerside, North Yorkshire05 Nov 2021
Adam & EveNorwich, Norfolk30 Aug 2021
Royal Victoria PavilionRamsgate, Kent30 Oct 2020
The Thomas IngoldsbyCanterbury, Kent12 Mar 2020
The Robert PocockGravesend, Kent13 Jan 2020
Shoulder of MuttonHebden Bridge, West Yorkshire10 Dec 2019
The AlbertHebden Bridge, West Yorkshire10 Dec 2019
Jenny LindHastings, East Sussex08 Nov 2019
The Roebuck InnBurton upon Trent, Staffordshire16 Oct 2019
The Gate ClockGreenwich, Greater London13 Oct 2019
The Farmers ArmsMuker, North Yorkshire09 Oct 2019
Black SwanYork, North Yorkshire17 Aug 2019
Ye Olde John O'GauntLancaster, Lancashire15 Aug 2019
Bake & AlehouseWestgate-on-Sea, Kent12 Jan 2019
The Ship TavernHolborn, Central London04 Jan 2019
The Bull InnWest Tanfield, North Yorkshire03 Nov 2018
Rockingham ArmsWentworth, South Yorkshire03 Aug 2018
George & DragonWentworth, South Yorkshire03 Aug 2018
The VillageWalthamstow, Greater London13 May 2018
Museum TavernBloomsbury, Central London08 May 2018
Home Taproom (formerly The Tontine Tavern; The Troubadour of Kent)Folkestone, Kent26 Apr 2018
The Travellers JoyNorthwood, Isle of Wight05 Apr 2018
The Alexandra HotelDerby, Derbyshire09 Jan 2018
Fizzy Moon BrewhouseLeamington Spa, Warwickshire02 Dec 2017
Navigation TavernMirfield, West Yorkshire02 Dec 2017
The RailwayDoncaster, South Yorkshire14 Oct 2017
The Old WindmillCoventry, West Midlands10 Sep 2017
Town Wall TavernCoventry, West Midlands10 Sep 2017
Old Black BullRaskelf, North Yorkshire07 Jul 2017
The Laurel InnRobin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire06 Jun 2017
The Holden (formerly The Charles Holden)Colliers Wood, Greater London03 Dec 2016
BrownswoodStoke Newington, Greater London24 Jun 2016
Whitelock's Ale HouseLeeds, West Yorkshire07 Jun 2016
The Prince AlbertEly, Cambridgeshire09 Jan 2016
The Guest HouseSouthport, Merseyside01 Jan 2016
Lamb & FlagOxford, Oxfordshire22 Dec 2015
Old Bulls HeadWare, Hertfordshire12 Nov 2015
Watermill InnIngs (Nr. Staveley), Cumbria07 Oct 2015
Bay HorseMasham, North Yorkshire24 Sep 2015
The Last PlantagenetLeicester, Leicestershire10 Aug 2015
Wetherspoons (also known as Station)Leeds, West Yorkshire02 Jul 2015
Ye Olde SmackLeigh-on-Sea, Essex26 Jun 2015
The Castle InnSkipton, North Yorkshire25 Jun 2015
The CrownHawes, North Yorkshire21 Jun 2015
The HaywainBramling, Kent23 May 2015
J.J. Moon'sKingsbury, Greater London07 Apr 2015
The Bankers DraftEltham, Greater London02 Apr 2015
The Cyclist (former The Moon Under Water)Balham, Greater London02 Apr 2015
Royal OakYork, North Yorkshire26 Mar 2015
Ye Olde White HarteKingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire30 Dec 2014
Three DawsGravesend, Kent28 Dec 2014
The Muggleton InnMaidstone, Kent21 Dec 2014
The BohemianDeal, Kent29 Nov 2014
The Bouncing BarrelHerne Bay, Kent23 Oct 2014
The Tan Hill InnKeld, North Yorkshire17 Oct 2014
Melton ConstableSeaton Sluice, Northumberland26 Jul 2014
The CB InnLangthwaite, North Yorkshire18 Jul 2014
Royal OakChesterfield, Derbyshire12 Jul 2014
White CrossLancaster, Lancashire07 Jul 2014
The Anchor InnCowes, Isle of Wight21 Jun 2014
The Olde Ship HotelSeahouses, Northumberland10 Jun 2014
Golden FleeceYork, North Yorkshire08 May 2014
The Flying CircusNewark, Nottinghamshire15 Apr 2014
The Flower PotMaidstone, Kent30 Dec 2013
The Draper's ArmsPeterborough, Cambridgeshire19 Nov 2013
The GeorgeHitchin, Hertfordshire14 Nov 2013
The Black BullReeth, North Yorkshire19 Oct 2013
Old GeorgeBethnal Green, Greater London07 Oct 2013
Bull InnWest Malling, Kent02 Oct 2013
The Kings HeadYarmouth, Isle of Wight14 Sep 2013
The Brandon WorksMotherwell, North Lanarkshire05 Jul 2013
The Junction (formerly The Angel)Islington, Central London01 Jul 2013
Shambles BarWhitby, North Yorkshire27 Jun 2013
Pier InnWhitby, North Yorkshire17 Jun 2013
The Peter CushingWhitstable, Kent08 May 2013
The Half Moon (Ex Tap & Spile)Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire04 May 2013
The Old SwanUttoxeter, Staffordshire28 Apr 2013
The Corner PinDoncaster, South Yorkshire28 Mar 2013
Tap & SpileBirmingham, West Midlands12 Mar 2013
The PhoenixYork, North Yorkshire07 Jan 2013
The Kings ArmsOffham, Kent25 Dec 2012
The Wig & PenNorthampton, Northamptonshire18 Sep 2012
The Up Steps InnOldham, Greater Manchester14 Sep 2012
The WindmillHollingbourne, Kent27 Jul 2012
The Metropolitan BarBaker Street, Central London12 Jul 2012
Dog & GunKeswick, Cumbria17 Jun 2012
Golden LionYork, North Yorkshire17 May 2012
The TigerCamberwell, Greater London01 May 2012
Cask CornerDoncaster, South Yorkshire10 Apr 2012
The LionBlakey Ridge, North Yorkshire17 Feb 2012
Queens HeadQueens Head, Shropshire16 Feb 2012
Old PlantationBearsted, Kent03 Jan 2012
Black Horse & HoodensBorough Green, Kent04 Aug 2011
The Magnesia BankNorth Shields, Tyne and Wear23 Jun 2011
The New InnCanterbury, Kent15 Mar 2011
The PhoenixCanterbury, Kent27 Dec 2010
The Old Three CrownsBolton, Greater Manchester31 Jul 2010
The Samuel LloydCorby, Northamptonshire25 Jul 2010
Bowl InnCharing, Kent18 Jul 2010
Opera HouseTunbridge Wells, Kent15 Jan 2010
The Druids ArmsMaidstone, Kent06 Jan 2010
The Churchill TavernRamsgate, Kent04 Dec 2009
The PilotDungeness, Kent04 Apr 2009
The Park TavernEltham, Greater London08 Jan 2009
The Black SwanMiddleham, North Yorkshire28 Aug 2008
The Bolton ArmsLeyburn, North Yorkshire27 Aug 2008
The Earl of DalkeithKettering, Northamptonshire27 Jun 2008
The Bree LouiseEuston, Central London24 Apr 2008
Simple Simon'sCanterbury, Kent09 Feb 2008
The Butchers ArmsHerne, Kent22 Sep 2007
The Red LionHiston, Cambridgeshire07 Jul 2007
The Castle InnSt Ives, Cornwall24 Apr 2007
The HotspurNewcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear23 Feb 2007
Behind the WallFalkirk, Falkirk26 May 2006
Simmons (formerly Jimi Loves Gloria; Pillars of Hercules)Soho, Central London17 Dec 2005
Lincolnshire PoacherNottingham, Nottinghamshire22 Oct 2005
Monsal Head HotelMonsal Head, Derbyshire24 Mar 2005

Tasting Summary

These comments are the opinion of the individual reviewer and represent what they thought of the beer on a particular day in a particular pub. If a review is less favourable, it may be because the beer suffered somewhere in the supply chain between them and the brewery.

Claret & Ale (formerly Claret Free House), Addiscombe, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried12 Apr 2024
Philip PirripExcellent08 Dec 2023 Full-on dose of liquorice
Philip PirripGood06 Sep 2023 An oily ale, needed just a tad more condition to fully carry it off

Gadds' Beer Shop & Taproom, Broadstairs, Kent

DosserExcellent29 Mar 2024 In great nick but tastes different to the gud old dayz.... off to northdown or wantsum next.

The Furze Wren, Bexleyheath, Greater London

Philip PirripGood09 Feb 2024 Not the hit I expected
Philip PirripExcellent18 Dec 2023 Top hole condition nightcap
Philip PirripExcellent06 Dec 2023 A full bodied dose of liquorice with long lasting head and lacing
Philip PirripAcceptable15 Jul 2019 OK no more, probably slow selling

William Harvey, Willesborough, Kent

Magnus GreelGood03 Jan 2024 Creamy with hints of charcoal liquorice and rye. I turmoiled with the combobulation between 3.5 and 4* for this.

Ye Olde Starre Inne, York, North Yorkshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried27 Jun 2023
pavorossiGood22 Jul 2010

The Cover Bridge Inn, East Witton, North Yorkshire

WittendenNot Tried24 Apr 2023
WittendenNot Tried01 Nov 2021
WittendenNot Tried03 Nov 2017
WittendenNot Tried20 Jan 2017
WittendenNot Tried15 Oct 2013 Uncle George thought he had died and gone to Heaven.
AdrianExcellent27 Aug 2008 Very impressive

The County Hotel, Ashford, Kent

Magnus GreelNot Tried19 Dec 2022
DosserGood19 Dec 2022 A bit too cold fora higher score

The Tremenheere, Penzance, Cornwall

Jack WilliamNot Tried16 Jul 2022

Wat Tyler, Dartford, Kent

ChrisENot Tried27 Nov 2021

Kings Head, Gunnerside, North Yorkshire

WittendenNot Tried05 Nov 2021
WittendenNot Tried31 Oct 2021

Adam & Eve, Norwich, Norfolk

ChrisENot Tried30 Aug 2021
AndrewNot Tried10 Jun 2016

Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate, Kent

DosserExcellent30 Oct 2020 Hidden upstairs. £1.49 with a voucher made this superb value.
ChrisEAcceptable15 Sep 2020
DosserGood14 Mar 2020 This beer had run out but barman got a third out and it was fine

The Thomas Ingoldsby, Canterbury, Kent

Jack WilliamGood12 Mar 2020 Haven’t seen this for a while in Kent

The Robert Pocock, Gravesend, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Jan 2020
Philip PirripGood12 May 2017

Shoulder of Mutton, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried10 Dec 2019

The Albert, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried10 Dec 2019

Jenny Lind, Hastings, East Sussex

ChrisENot Tried08 Nov 2019
ChrisENot Tried28 Mar 2019
Stephen HarrisNot Tried30 May 2018
Stephen HarrisNot Tried27 May 2018
ChrisENot Tried12 Mar 2018
Stephen HarrisNot Tried06 Dec 2015

The Roebuck Inn, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire

ChrisENot Tried16 Oct 2019
Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Sep 2015
GarryNot Tried18 Mar 2011

The Gate Clock, Greenwich, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried13 Oct 2019

The Farmers Arms, Muker, North Yorkshire

WittendenNot Tried09 Oct 2019
WittendenNot Tried28 Oct 2018 Selling well.
WittendenNot Tried29 Oct 2017
WittendenNot Tried12 Oct 2014
WittendenNot Tried19 Jul 2014
WittendenExcellent18 Oct 2013 Had to join Uncle George with this one. Unlike Abbott, this hasn't deteriorated.Mysterious,dried fruit.
WittendenExcellent12 Oct 2012 Drunk in honour of Uncle George. Black as sin,dried fruit,sweet and sour. Magic.
WittendenNot Tried14 Feb 2012
WittendenExceptional29 Oct 2010 If Uncle George was rating, he would give 10. That aside, wonderfully dark and treacly, without being cloying.Epic.
WittendenNot Tried26 Oct 2010
WittendenNot Tried30 Oct 2009

Black Swan, York, North Yorkshire

Jack WilliamNot Tried17 Aug 2019

Ye Olde John O'Gaunt, Lancaster, Lancashire

Jack WilliamNot Tried15 Aug 2019

Bake & Alehouse, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent

DosserGood12 Jan 2019 Too cold for me. Not like it used to be in olden times...

The Ship Tavern, Holborn, Central London

Magnus GreelNot Tried04 Jan 2019

The Bull Inn, West Tanfield, North Yorkshire

WittendenNot Tried03 Nov 2018

Rockingham Arms, Wentworth, South Yorkshire

Jack WilliamGood03 Aug 2018 When in Rome (or Yorkshire) ...

George & Dragon, Wentworth, South Yorkshire

Jack WilliamNot Tried03 Aug 2018
Stephen HarrisNot Tried29 Mar 2013

The Village, Walthamstow, Greater London

Magnus GreelNot Tried13 May 2018

Museum Tavern, Bloomsbury, Central London

ChrisENot Tried08 May 2018
Stephen HarrisNot Tried05 Sep 2016

Home Taproom (formerly The Tontine Tavern; The Troubadour of Kent), Folkestone, Kent

ChrisENot Tried26 Apr 2018

The Travellers Joy, Northwood, Isle of Wight

AndrewNot Tried05 Apr 2018

The Alexandra Hotel, Derby, Derbyshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried09 Jan 2018

Fizzy Moon Brewhouse, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried02 Dec 2017

Navigation Tavern, Mirfield, West Yorkshire

ChrisENot Tried02 Dec 2017
ChrisENot Tried21 Mar 2014

The Railway, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

ChrisENot Tried14 Oct 2017

The Old Windmill, Coventry, West Midlands

Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Sep 2017
Stephen HarrisNot Tried07 Aug 2016
Stephen HarrisNot Tried20 Apr 2013

Town Wall Tavern, Coventry, West Midlands

Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Sep 2017

Old Black Bull, Raskelf, North Yorkshire

Magnus GreelNot Tried07 Jul 2017

The Laurel Inn, Robin Hood's Bay, North Yorkshire

StuNot Tried06 Jun 2017

The Holden (formerly The Charles Holden), Colliers Wood, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried03 Dec 2016

Brownswood, Stoke Newington, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried24 Jun 2016

Whitelock's Ale House, Leeds, West Yorkshire

MickNot Tried07 Jun 2016
MickNot Tried22 Feb 2016
MickNot Tried11 May 2015
MickGood02 Jun 2014 Nice dark beer in excellent condition
MickNot Tried06 Jan 2014
MickNot Tried10 Mar 2013
MickNot Tried28 Aug 2012
MickNot Tried03 Jan 2012
MickNot Tried09 Aug 2011

The Prince Albert, Ely, Cambridgeshire

WittendenNot Tried09 Jan 2016

The Guest House, Southport, Merseyside

HSBNot Tried01 Jan 2016
HSBNot Tried07 Feb 2015

Lamb & Flag, Oxford, Oxfordshire

HSBNot Tried22 Dec 2015
IanGood09 Feb 2008 Tasty dark beer.

Old Bulls Head, Ware, Hertfordshire

HSBNot Tried12 Nov 2015

Watermill Inn, Ings (Nr. Staveley), Cumbria

RayGood07 Oct 2015 Smooth and rich but perhaps not too fresh.
ChrisENot Tried16 Jul 2015
ChrisENot Tried18 Jul 2013
ChrisENot Tried19 Jul 2012
McGargleAcceptable22 Nov 2009 Lacking both body and flavour.

Bay Horse, Masham, North Yorkshire

ChrisENot Tried24 Sep 2015

The Last Plantagenet, Leicester, Leicestershire

Philip PirripNot Tried10 Aug 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Sep 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried18 Feb 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried02 Jan 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Oct 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried25 Feb 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried31 Dec 2012
Philip PirripNot Tried09 Oct 2012

Wetherspoons (also known as Station), Leeds, West Yorkshire

HSBNot Tried02 Jul 2015
HSBNot Tried22 May 2015
HSBNot Tried06 Feb 2015

Ye Olde Smack, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex

Philip PirripExcellent26 Jun 2015

The Castle Inn, Skipton, North Yorkshire

Jack WilliamNot Tried25 Jun 2015

The Crown, Hawes, North Yorkshire

Jack WilliamGood21 Jun 2015 Sweet with rum tones - ok if you like this sort of thing.

The Haywain, Bramling, Kent

BrianGood23 May 2015 More an ale for the winter months. Good but not the best I've ever had. No rum and raisin, more bitter than usual.

J.J. Moon's, Kingsbury, Greater London

HSBNot Tried07 Apr 2015

The Bankers Draft, Eltham, Greater London

Philip PirripNot Tried02 Apr 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried19 Mar 2015

The Cyclist (former The Moon Under Water), Balham, Greater London

HSBNot Tried02 Apr 2015

Royal Oak, York, North Yorkshire

HSBNot Tried26 Mar 2015
Philip PirripNot Tried15 Aug 2013

Ye Olde White Harte, Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire

HSBNot Tried30 Dec 2014
Stephen HarrisGood09 Nov 2012 – It is honestly many years since I last drank this classic old ale. It is instantly recognisable. Very dark, with a big creamy head. Rich, caramelly and with liquorice notes. Slight fruity sourness.

Three Daws, Gravesend, Kent

Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Dec 2014
Philip PirripNot Tried23 Nov 2014

The Muggleton Inn, Maidstone, Kent

DosserGood21 Dec 2014

The Bohemian, Deal, Kent

Vacuous Poor29 Nov 2014 More vineous than it should be. Annoying.

The Bouncing Barrel, Herne Bay, Kent

Philip PirripNot Tried23 Oct 2014

The Tan Hill Inn, Keld, North Yorkshire

WittendenNot Tried17 Oct 2014

Melton Constable, Seaton Sluice, Northumberland

Stephen HarrisNot Tried26 Jul 2014

The CB Inn, Langthwaite, North Yorkshire

WittendenExcellent18 Jul 2014 Dark and nourishing, but thinner than I remember. Too cold.

Royal Oak, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

HSBNot Tried12 Jul 2014

White Cross, Lancaster, Lancashire

HSBNot Tried07 Jul 2014

The Anchor Inn, Cowes, Isle of Wight

Stephen HarrisNot Tried21 Jun 2014

The Olde Ship Hotel, Seahouses, Northumberland

StuNot Tried10 Jun 2014
StuNot Tried31 May 2014
StuNot Tried04 Jul 2009

Golden Fleece, York, North Yorkshire

HSBUndrinkable08 May 2014 Far too sweet and sickly

The Flying Circus, Newark, Nottinghamshire

Philip PirripNot Tried15 Apr 2014

The Flower Pot, Maidstone, Kent

DosserNot Tried30 Dec 2013
AngieNot Tried30 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent26 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent26 Dec 2012
PedroExcellent25 Dec 2012
DosserGood07 May 2012
AlenomoreExceptional27 Dec 2011 A top class big un'. Pedro and myself are intent on consuming all of this excellent ale. Could this ale be described as "legendary"? It seems to have been around for an awful long time!
PedroExceptional27 Dec 2011 Absolutely Great !
PedroExcellent26 Dec 2011
PedroExceptional25 Dec 2011
AlenomoreExcellent24 Dec 2011 A classic old ale, very nice, slightly fruity with a good taste that belies it's abv.
PedroExceptional24 Dec 2011 Great beer in great nick
PedroNot Tried13 Jan 2011
DosserExcellent09 Jan 2011
PedroExceptional09 Jan 2011 One of my favourites
PedroExcellent24 Oct 2010 Good to see an old favourite and no Dosser to drink it all !
AngieExcellent23 Oct 2010 Strong and dark.
PedroExcellent31 Dec 2009 alas now run out !
PedroNot Tried30 Dec 2009
PedroExceptional29 Dec 2009
PedroExcellent28 Dec 2009
PedroExceptional25 Dec 2009 All four that I squeezed in before 3 o'clock closing !...what a great beer when on form !
PedroExcellent04 Sep 2009
PedroExcellent03 Sep 2009
PedroGood02 Sep 2009 tried outside on patio
PedroExcellent23 May 2009
PedroNot Tried22 May 2009
PedroNot Tried21 May 2009
PedroExceptional20 May 2009
PedroExceptional17 May 2009 Stunning !
PedroExcellent16 May 2009 Also new on during evening...great !

The Draper's Arms, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

HSBNot Tried19 Nov 2013

The George, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

HSBNot Tried14 Nov 2013

The Black Bull, Reeth, North Yorkshire

WittendenNot Tried19 Oct 2013

Old George, Bethnal Green, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried07 Oct 2013

Bull Inn, West Malling, Kent

Judy G GarlandGood02 Oct 2013

The Kings Head, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

ChrisENot Tried14 Sep 2013

The Brandon Works, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire

HSBNot Tried05 Jul 2013

The Junction (formerly The Angel), Islington, Central London

Philip PirripNot Tried01 Jul 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried01 May 2013

Shambles Bar, Whitby, North Yorkshire

StuNot Tried27 Jun 2013

Pier Inn, Whitby, North Yorkshire

StuNot Tried17 Jun 2013

The Peter Cushing, Whitstable, Kent

AndrewNot Tried08 May 2013
AndrewNot Tried24 Mar 2013
Philip PirripNot Tried20 Mar 2013

The Half Moon (Ex Tap & Spile), Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried04 May 2013

The Old Swan, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Nick WillisNot Tried28 Apr 2013

The Corner Pin, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Philip PirripNot Tried28 Mar 2013 Newly on
Philip PirripExcellent28 Nov 2012 Distinctive creosotey, tarry flavour
Philip PirripGood25 Jul 2012 1st out a little warm
Philip PirripExcellent25 Jul 2012 2nd out right temperature

Tap & Spile, Birmingham, West Midlands

AndrewNot Tried12 Mar 2013

The Phoenix, York, North Yorkshire

MickNot Tried07 Jan 2013

The Kings Arms, Offham, Kent

PedroExcellent25 Dec 2012

The Wig & Pen, Northampton, Northamptonshire

ChrisENot Tried18 Sep 2012

The Up Steps Inn, Oldham, Greater Manchester

AlenomoreNot Tried14 Sep 2012

The Windmill, Hollingbourne, Kent

PedroGood27 Jul 2012 Ner it's end will be replaced by Bank's Mild
AlenomoreExceptional30 Jun 2012 Nice to see this one. A winter warmer in mid summer! A spot on, rich tasting ale.

The Metropolitan Bar, Baker Street, Central London

Philip PirripExcellent12 Jul 2012 Full liquorice tones and gives no clue as to its 5.6% status. For some silly reason the beer some people are scared to drink
Stephen HarrisNot Tried28 Apr 2012

Dog & Gun, Keswick, Cumbria

StuNot Tried17 Jun 2012

Golden Lion, York, North Yorkshire

ChrisENot Tried17 May 2012

The Tiger, Camberwell, Greater London

Stephen HarrisNot Tried01 May 2012

Cask Corner, Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Stephen HarrisNot Tried10 Apr 2012

The Lion, Blakey Ridge, North Yorkshire

WittendenNot Tried17 Feb 2012
WittendenExceptional04 Nov 2011 I only drink this about once a year, but, as ever, it was medieval in its conflation of sweetness and sharp, chocolate and spice. A treat!

Queens Head, Queens Head, Shropshire

Bear & Ragged StaffPoor16 Feb 2012 At £3.30 I expected something special. My pint had the aroma of pear drops and the overwhelming taste of pear drops. Absolutely awful.

Old Plantation, Bearsted, Kent

PedroGood03 Jan 2012

Black Horse & Hoodens, Borough Green, Kent

PedroExcellent04 Aug 2011 Just luv it !
PedroExcellent29 Jul 2011
PedroExcellent27 Jul 2011 I luv this beer !!
PedroExcellent26 Jul 2011 Gorgeous - luv this one !

The Magnesia Bank, North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Flying.geordieGood23 Jun 2011

The New Inn, Canterbury, Kent

BrianExcellent15 Mar 2011 Soft velvety darkness.
AndrewNot Tried10 Dec 2010

The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

Martin the MildmanNot Tried27 Dec 2010
BrianGood17 Dec 2010 Really good strong chocolate beer. Not a fruity as I remember and slightly milky.

The Old Three Crowns, Bolton, Greater Manchester

pavorossiGood31 Jul 2010 Pretty well kept

The Samuel Lloyd, Corby, Northamptonshire

StephenNot Tried25 Jul 2010

Bowl Inn, Charing, Kent

AlenomoreNot Tried18 Jul 2010

Opera House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

IanGood15 Jan 2010 Always worth having. Some wood shavings, some perfume, but mostly a solid old ale. Good chewy malts.
PedroGood12 Dec 2009

The Druids Arms, Maidstone, Kent

PedroExceptional06 Jan 2010

The Churchill Tavern, Ramsgate, Kent

BlairNot Tried04 Dec 2009
BlairNot Tried21 Nov 2009
BlairGood19 Nov 2009 Fruity, tangy and smooth. Roasted malts and a little chocolate. Still not as good as I remember it a few years back.
BlairNot Tried05 Apr 2009
BlairGood04 Apr 2009 They've changed this and I don't think it's for the better. It seems a lot lighter in colour and not as strong tasting. Old Peculier used to be one of my favourite beers, this was good but not as good as it once was.
BlairNot Tried01 Apr 2009
IanNot Tried22 Nov 2008
BlairExcellent02 Nov 2008 I love this beer. Rich and black, loads of roasted malt and chocolate with a slight tartness.

The Pilot, Dungeness, Kent

TrevorExcellent04 Apr 2009 Good, clear dark brown ale which I found quite to my liking
TrevorExcellent26 Feb 2008 Very dark colour and was expecting something full bodied and heavy, but was pleasantly surprised by its lightness. Very drinkable.
TrevorNot Tried29 Dec 2006

The Park Tavern, Eltham, Greater London

DubbelExcellent08 Jan 2009 First cask OP of the season. Wintry winner, dark, moody malts. Is this the ideal cold January evening ale? Cellar must have been chilly as this was served a little on the cool side, though conditioning was excellent once it had warmed through.

The Black Swan, Middleham, North Yorkshire

AdrianGood28 Aug 2008 Condition varied throughout week. Last pint from towards the bottom of the barrel.

The Bolton Arms, Leyburn, North Yorkshire

AdrianGood27 Aug 2008

The Earl of Dalkeith, Kettering, Northamptonshire

StephenNot Tried27 Jun 2008

The Bree Louise, Euston, Central London

IanNot Tried24 Apr 2008

Simple Simon's, Canterbury, Kent

BlairNot Tried09 Feb 2008
IanNot Tried12 Jan 2008
AndrewNot Tried15 Dec 2007
IanNot Tried24 Nov 2007
AndrewNot Tried31 Oct 2007
BrianExcellent27 Oct 2007 Normally this is served too cold here, but this time it wasn't. It's a dear pint but in my opnion well worth it. This was tart, with burnt rubber aroma. A deep chocolate malt taste and a sweet caramel finish. It's lovely but not one for a session.
IanNot Tried20 May 2007
BrianExcellent23 Mar 2007 Normal. That's to say, too cold to start and excellent by the end - see all previous posts. (Didn't make a note of what else was on as this is one of my favourites).
IanGood21 Dec 2006 Very dark ruby, no head. Is it supposed to be this sour? The it warms up and this lovely dark fruit flavour comes out. Not huge hop, some dryness on end. Some liquorice and a bit of roasted malt with choc and coffee, but the dark fruits dominate.
BrianExcellent18 Dec 2006 Too cold to start, but soon excellent. Had two pints and felt suitably rewarded.
BrianExcellent11 Nov 2006 I had this on Wednesday and this was just as good. Like a bar of Old Jamaica.
BrianExcellent08 Nov 2006 Too cold to start, but then dark rum and slight sweetness. I love this beer but at 5.7 I only need a couple. Cost £3.30 by the way.
IanNot Tried29 Dec 2005
BrianExcellent11 Dec 2005 A bit cold to begin with, but soon the roasted malt came through with a slight sweetness at the end.

The Butchers Arms, Herne, Kent

IanGood22 Sep 2007 I am not a big drinker of this beer, but we gave it a go. Liquorice, dark malts, good characterful beer and interesting.
AndrewExcellent22 Sep 2007 Dark stewed prune colour. Rich plum and raisen. I've not had this for years but this was probably the best pint of it I've had

The Red Lion, Histon, Cambridgeshire

AndrewNot Tried07 Jul 2007

The Castle Inn, St Ives, Cornwall

AndrewNot Tried24 Apr 2007

The Hotspur, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear

AndrewNot Tried23 Feb 2007

Behind the Wall, Falkirk, Falkirk

CharlesNot Tried26 May 2006

Simmons (formerly Jimi Loves Gloria; Pillars of Hercules), Soho, Central London

IanNot Tried17 Dec 2005

Lincolnshire Poacher, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

IanNot Tried22 Oct 2005

Monsal Head Hotel, Monsal Head, Derbyshire

AndrewNot Tried24 Mar 2005
AndrewNot Tried21 Mar 2005

Theakston Old Peculier

5.60% ABV.

We have tried this beer 97 times.

We have given this beer an average score of Good to Excellent.

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