Still solid after all these years, but the bottled version that I drank in 2004 in the USA didn’t resemble what I remember drinking on tap several years ago in England. These are obviously slightly different products, but the gap between them seems wider than ever. Ho hum.
Dark, mahogonany pour with a nice head. There is plenty of lacing and some stickiness too. Quite rich in aroma of sweet chocolate and very smooth on the way down, until the finish which is surprisingly bitter. A nice ending. Some caramel and toffee in there too.
Still a good pint, but not quite what I remember from years gone by and I am not sure that the Old Ale moniker is really that true to what is in the bottle.