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

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RATINGS: 100   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2003
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2008 2008-01-29, 6-3-6-3-12=30
Dark brown color. Aroma of chocolate and caramel. Good body strength, good mix of caramel and chocolate malt, with some sweetness and strong bitterness, in the end there is a rising roasted malt. Quite good.

2003-04-17, 6-5-8-4-15=38
Dark amber color. Some roasted malt aroma, a touch of carbonic gas in the nose. Full mouth, beautiful roasted malt character, well balanced by the body structure, some sweetness (only 6%ABV for an OG of 1066), malt, caramel. Beautiful; with some fruitness would be perfect (such as Henry’s, Crouch Vale Crackling...).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14873) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 8, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2008 500ml bottle from Cask & Cask, Tonbridge. So this beer will put me as king of this brewery. I have fallen in love with this brewery’s stronger beers. I love them. Very dark brown and ruby with thin beige head. Chocolate malt is wonderful, somewhat milky with dry malt and more milkiness on end. Alcohol keeps it interesting. It’s like drinking 70% dark chocolate with a glass of full fat milk. Nice but not wonderful. 3.8/5.0 Re-rate Cask gravity at Red Lion, Snargate Summer BF 08. Lovely. Dates, choc, molasses, treacle, but not syrupy, still dryish. Bit of spice, nutmeg. Smooth, not harsh. A kind of treacle sponge cake with nutmeg. Fantastic. I love this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14490) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
Cask @ Bree Louise, London. RBESG 2011. Pours ruby amber with no head. Nutty and fruity. Dark fruit. Toffe and caramel. Rich and smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14292) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at The Bree Louise. Clear almost black - no head. Burned, oiley, sweetness, fruity, rubber, berries, dark fruits, black berries, tarmac. OK.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13718) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2009
Cask@GBBF 2009. Dark ruby color, not much head. Aroma of licorice (cough candy). Medium-bodied. Liquerish palate. Licorice, caramel and some backing alcohol in the flavor. Nice lingering licorice flavor. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13620) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2010
Gravity cask at Wandsworth Halloween Beer Festival, 2010. Pours dark brown, semi-clear, with a light head. Dark, lightly tart fruits, including plum and cherry, and malts in the nose. Fairly sweet, with more fruits such as plum and dark cherry and lightly toasted malts. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and a vinous texture. Finishes sweet, a tad tart, with light roast and mild brown sugar. Overall pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (12178) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11665) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2009
Dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruit and raisin, with a vineous sherry note. Sweet dried fruit flavour with a roast note

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11393) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle, bought at Cockneys, Aarhus. Pours a beautiful, deep, chestnut brown with a fine, frothy, off-white head. Sweetish aroma with lots of caramel, some roasted malts and a fruity edge with some red berries. Lowish carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit weak, compared to the aroma. Some light roated malts and chocolate with a subdued hoppy dryness. Quite drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (11197) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
Bottled, 500ml a present from Sandra. Brown with short lasting pale brown head. Quite a sweet, wine like, fruity beer, full on the palate, quite heavy with a light chocolate roastiness in the background. The larger bottle is overdoing it a bit, but not bad.


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