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

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4203) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 27, 2006
Bottle: pours dark brown with a tan head that soon disappears; aroma vinuous with some malt; almost oily feel in the mouth, reminiscent of a full-bodied red wine, pleasantly dry malty aftertaste. Really good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4176) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle. Almost black beer with a gentle head. The aroma is milky and chocolatey and the flavour is quite vinous, dry, bitter and slighlty roasted. Overall a nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma was fruity and malty. Taste was quite enjoyable; some sweetness, liquorice and fruit, as well as a fair dash of chocolate. Could have had more bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bullit (3854) - Burgos, SPAIN - JUL 2, 2011
Bottle from Burg Bieren. Dark brown colour, tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, some fruits and spices. Flavour is caramel malts, toffee, spices, some fruitiness. Meh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rickgordon (3841) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2007
Bottled. Dark ruby colour. No head. Bit toasty in aroma with milk chocolate and fruits. Very flavourful with caramel, dried fruits and milk chocolate. Medium bodied. Good hoppiness in flavour with nice lasting bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Nuffield (3636) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2002
I have now had quite of few of the Hogs Back beers, and I am getting rather pessimistic about their brewing. This one has some nice features, such as the roasted and nutty flavors. However, as with other beers by this brewer, I feel that it disappoints by letting it down in a big way in some particular dimension. Slightly syrupy appearance, cola-like carbonation, although flatter in the mouth. Very soon into the beer, the sweetness dominates with negative consequences. Imbalanced flavors lead to a sour face, sometimes because of the sweetness. And once it goes completely flat--which happens all too quick--it becomes very difficult drinking. (my 100th beer rated for July 2002--a simple landmark for some people, but a personal best that is likely to stand for some time).

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3600) - Sabro, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2006
Brown colour with a small creamy head. Aroma of malts and fruits. Balanced taste. Medium body and lasting after taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (3449) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle @ home. Quite black, some redness shining through, head quickly gone. Smells sirup, sweet, malts, plum. Tastes coffee, malts, sweetish, slightly roasty, some chocolate. Low carbo, quite a full body for its abv.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Idiosynkrasie (3234) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 27, 2012
500ml bottle. Clear darkest brown with small firm creamy lacing tan head. Flat dark malt aroma with soapy touch instead of roast. Taste is continously dry, almost soapy, boring, disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3143) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle at home. Black pour, thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts and licorice. Flavor is bitter dark roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, licorice and a spicy finish. Nice balance and very well drinkable. Great brew.


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