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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%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle from the brewery shop. Sampled alongside a nice beef stew with dumplings. Pours with little carbonation and no head. If Hogs Back are really going to bottle condition they need to prime the bottles first, as these almost flat ales might turn bad, even if they are quite delightful when fresh. Very dark ale with hues of red. Aroma is sweet and fruity (banana) with a touch of roast and apparent alcohol. Flavours are sweet and nutty with banana like esters. Notes of chocolate, roasted malt. Smooth, lovely. A bit oily

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (2022) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Near black with a slimish creamy beige-ish head. Aroma is sweet slightly roast malt and dark fruit. Taste is the same, plus some nice hops in the finish. Very smooth and creamy, medium to full bodied. Very well put together ale; really excellent.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1579) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2008
Sweet malt hop aroma. Dark brown chocolate colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter malt chocolate flavour. Thin palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Bottle. Nice malty aorma, some roastyness. Brownish colored beer, small off-white head. Good malty flavor, roast and some good smokyness.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1333) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours almost black with caramel coloured head. Smells of coffee, chocolate and figs. Barely any carbonation. Tastes slightly of coffee and chocolate. Bitter and sweet.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Garrat (1311) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2005
From A Bottle.Almost black with no head,aroma is of sweet fruit,taste is malty with red wine and a sweet dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1272) - Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
Dark ruby red colour, small white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, some roasted malts and fruits. Flavour is plum, caramel malts, some hops and toffee.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OllieBBommel (1269) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle@home, 500ml. Head: beige foam, shrinking fast. Colour: clear dark brown. Aroma: hops, roasted malt. Taste: hops, bitter-sweet. Palate: dry, medium bitter-sweet finish, low CO2. Overall: very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bobinlondon (1260) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2008
Handpulled cask at JDW Hatch End, Harrow. I found this beer far too sweet to start with but as I reached the end of the pint I found myself really enjoying it as multi layered flavours came through. Very good strong dark ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2005
Bottle. Black with minimal head. Sweet, raisins, bitter dark chocolate. Very low carbonation.


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