After having a couple of Purple Moose Brewery beers tonight I decide to crack open Daniel Thwaites, Old Dan. I have been eyeing this up for the last two months but decided to let it rest in the garage for awhile. This beer is sent courtesy of Thwaites Brewery. It is described as a vibrant copper hue with lovely ‘fruit cake’ flavours. Like fine wine, will age well and mellow over time, with increased fruitiness.
Flavour : The taste definitely has that plumy vibe to it with a hint of sweet raisin. There are notes of diacetyl/butterscotch, caramel, brown sugar, chestnut and faint stewed hops.
Finish : A dry bitterness with undertones of butter, sweet malt and an alcohol kick.
Rating : 9.5 out of 10
This is a great strong ale by Daniel Thwaites and is one I have really enjoyed. I love that long dry bitter taste with bursts of plumy sweetness on the palate. This ale can be bought directly from the brewery or special online beer stores.