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Hogs Back OTT (Old Tongham Tasty)

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Brewed by Hogs Back
Style: English Strong Ale
Farnham, England

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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Cask; Seasonal - Chritmas. Year round bottle conditioned.
First brewed shortly after the foundation of the brewery, OTT is a very rich, dark ale. We use 4 different malt styles - pale, crystal, chocolate and malted wheat - each of which has a unique character. Local Fuggles hops added at various stages during the boil enhances the beer’s depth. Old Tongham Tasty is named after the village where we brew in a farm on the edge of the Surrey Hills. Its complexity drinks ’like a festival of different tastes on the tongue’ - at least that’s how it was described after a lengthy sampling session.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (3956) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
Bottle. Black with a small head. Malty and a similar dry feel to a stout. Excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (7105) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, würzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack röstmalzig, fruchtig, würzig, Karamell, nussig.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (189) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 8, 2014
intensive caramel and fruity aroma... full body... the taste of caramel malt, dark fruits toast with shades of spices... aftertaste is dry with some sweetness...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (1019) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2014
Aroma: toasted malts, caramel malts, roasted flavours. Appearance: dark brown, small creamy beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets continue, roasted, toasted flavours again. Overall: very nice English Strong Ale. Bottle from Hogs Back Brewery, Tongham.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1026) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle from the hog’s back brewery shop in Tongham. Pours deep mahogany with a small tan head. Flavours are sweet with fruit cake, sherry and something a little woody. Maybe just a slight vegetable note, but otherwise very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8127) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle at home, from Waitrose Sunningdale, 31/08/13. Dark mahogony brown with slightly reddish hues and a good sized light tan head. Nose is bready malts, dark fruit tones, light cocoa, dates, sticky toffee pudding. Taste comprises cake mix, bready malts, treacle toffee, dates, muscavado sugars. Medium bodied with a little bite, fine carbonation, sweet fruity tang in the finish. A most decent old ale, I’d happily return to a bottle of this as a winter warmer ... IF ONLY I COULD DRINK A BEER I’VE ALREADY HAD BEFORE WHICH I CAN’T BRING MYSELF TO DO ANYMORE ... AAAAAAAArrrrrrrrghhhhhhhh

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5174) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
50cl bottle sampled with friends. thin off white head. Clear deep amber pour. Nicebrew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (750) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Dark ruby red colour, small white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, some roasted malts and fruits. Flavour is plum, caramel malts, some hops and toffee.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOBBDrinker (66) - - MAR 14, 2013
A strong dark beer ideal for winter, it really does warm you as you drink it but it’s strength is not transferred into the taste. It has a strong coffee taste with hints of caramel and a slight bitterness but generally smooth. There is a smoked malt and coffee aroma, with only a small head it is a still a brilliant beer from Hogs Back!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2127) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2013
Clear dark ruby, dark brown with small light brown lacing foam glass. Aroma is light coffee, some barley, some grass. Taste is coffee taste. Fresh taste. (Velp 201303)


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