Old Ale? Nah, it’s a Porter for all intents and purposes.
Black pour with an initial large tan head but this fades fast to leave a tiny bit of lacing and some minimal spotty head on the surface.
Nice, rich chocolate alcohol nose.
Decent mouthfeel with some warming alcohol and dry cocoa notes. Slightly acidic bitter finish, again with a powdery chocolate feel.
If this were advertised as a Porter it would be nice, but as an Old Ale it’s hopeless. Does that matter? I guess not, but it puts a different and difficult spin on the review.
Thanks to SilentSabre and ultimately the BeerBeing for the opportunity to try.