I am not sure how I ended up with this beer, but it has been in my beer fridge for a while taunting me. The Theakston Old Peculier is not a Barleywine like I initially thought due to it’s name, but rather it’s an English Old Ale. It poured a deep mahogany with a full tan head and an aroma of dark fruits and sweet malts and caramel. For whatever reason I wasn’t expecting much, but the first taste was a pleasant surprise. It was definitely a malt forward brew that highlighted a deeper roasted malt and nuttiness with a hint of bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. It was medium bodied and soft on the palate that accentuated the drinking experience. I went in with little expectations and came away very happy. The Old Peculier is a great malty English brew that was a pleasure to drink.