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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2012
Bottled, nice work by mowbeer lugging this back for pivni rozmanitost in Prague. Reddish brown with a thin, frothy head; aroma of rusty tea and stewed red berries; some molasses and rye and a long, lightly bitter finish. Good example of a winter warmer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6372) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2010
Medium brown head. Barely translucent dark red body. Fruity mealy roasty aroma with earthy metallic notes. Dry-sweetish earthy wild berry taste with roasty chocolatey notes. Mid-bodied. Mild mouthfeel. Dryish soy and roasty malts aftertaste with chocolatey herbal notes. very nice. Like a craft beer, but beautifully balanced. (0.5l bottle, RealAle.com.)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Bottle. Brown colour with a small baige head. Light roasted malty plum aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daniele (6003) - ITALY - SEP 23, 2007
scura poca schiuma non molto persistente giusta poco gasssata decisamente maltata tostata buon corpo

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5961) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 4, 2013
50cl bottle sampled with friends. thin off white head. Clear deep amber pour. Nicebrew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2007
Bottle. Deep brown colour. Aroma is quite medicinal, with light roasty notes, caramel, earthy malt. Palate is sweet and then bitter, with alcohol notcied. Roasted malt, caramel. Slightly metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SilkTork (5319) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2002
Has the distinctive Hogs Back bitter hops taste, but well matched here with a stout like roasted barley flavour. There is a port like fruitiness in the background which adds depth and complexity to a very satisfying dark ale. In style this falls somewhere between a stout and an old ale. A good example of a British strong dark ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle@Home. Sweet aroma with licorice and all kinds of dark dried fruits. Very dark brown, light brown head, good lace. Very sweet, licorice, laurel, light bitter, herbs, quite complex. Medium to light body, lightly warming. Flavourful, low drinkability due to the herbs, quite complex.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4972) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown with a small light brown head. Roasted malts, fruits, some sourness and coffee aroma. Berries, some yoghurty sourness meeting coffee and burnt malts flavours. Relatively thin texture. Original, though I am not 100% convinced that the sour fruits marry that well with the roasted malts in this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjs (4933) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 20, 2010
(Cask at Bricklayer Arms, London) This beer was dominated by berries. It wasn’t really unpleasant thing but it made me wonder whether something had gone wrong either in brewing or during conditioning. In any case: alcohol was quite hidden and sweetness was bit too much present. Bitterness was quite low and could have been stronger so that it would have cut the sweetness.

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