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


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RATINGS: 98   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle at home ... Deep deep black thin off white head ... light coffee roast nose ... deep rich raisin tones with some sour plums ... roast toffee malts but more as a base upon which the fruit is based... sweet tart green raisisn finish... wonderfully complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (14138) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14109) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13801) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (12999) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11874) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11278) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11259) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10653) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
This nice beer is almost black and it’s hasn’t got much head to boast about. Both aroma and flavour has notes of roasted malt, chocolate and coffee, and there is a nice and dry bitterness in the finish. It’s not a thick beer like a stout, but still pretty thick for a dark ale. I really like this one, truly nice...

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