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
Vaiz (3567) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3346) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 1, 2011
Medium sized head tan colour mild carbonation cola coloured pour aroma caramel chocolate mild liccorice flavour fruity citrus a bitter taste from the hops ibu good strength caramel chocolate maltiness oily taste has some good touches likeable ale aftertastes fruity rich maltiness oily tastes lasting bitter good fizz

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3129) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma with some caramel and some roasted malt, vinous fruitiness with dark fruits, light chocolate and licorice. Malty body is medium, sweetish with fruitiness - dark fruits, some caramel and light roasted malt, light chocolate. Finish is average to long, malty and sweetish with some fruitiness - dark fruits, light roasted malt. Strong ale with vinous fruitiness and some roastiness - could be dried, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2011
Probably couldn’t drink too many of these but enjoyed the one I had. Dark body short head, dark fruits on the aroma with the same in the taste as well as some chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3028) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2007
(Bottle) Pours deep dark red. Light roasted, dry-ish aroma with with some fruits and bitter cocoa. Dark malt flavour with some raisins. Light sour with a dry finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Embrouille (2830) - SWITZERLAND - APR 2, 2012
Bottled 50cl. Malty buttery aroma which is reminiscent of earthy hops. Caramel throughout. Medium to full bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2009
Cask @ GBBF 2009. A black colored beer, with a thick small beige head. The aroma of roasted malts with chocolate, bittersweet. The taste is malty with chocolate and some dark fruits, like raisins. The aftertaste is dry bitter with some chocolate and notes of sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Bottle: Brown with a thin off-white head, plums, dark malts and coffee in the aroma, medium bodied with soft carbonation, rich flavor with a long aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (2551) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Deep brown with a coat of beige head that disappears. Aroma of singed toffee, nuts, stewed fruits, a meadow. Taste has stewed fruit, toffee, chocolate, some floral/ herbal note. Rather flat and thin - bottle says brewery conditioned, not bottle conditioned - and not quite mouthfilling. Nice spiced chocolate finish. Suspect that bottling has ruined this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2004
Bottle. Fleeting taste of chocolate with first mouthfull which rapidly disappears to leave liquorice flavours which develop into a complex burnt, treacly taste. Very viscous and satisfying but begins to cloy towards the end. Well worth a try but a whole bottle is a bit much.

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