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%
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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 17/20
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2005
Bottle from the Real Beer Shop in Chichester. I detect a hint of plum, chocolate, coffee, some roastedness and it seems like a good balance of flavors. The carbonation factor seems low but this is a very tasty beer that I enjoyed each sip of. I wish we had these beers in the US!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2011
Bottle. Pours dark brown with smallish off white head. Aromas of dark stone fruits, treacle and roasted grain, Flavours are quite sweet with some grain bitterness on the finish. medium to thin mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
angelkostvo (834) - CZECH REPUBLIC - FEB 25, 2013
Almost black but transperant like darker cola, no head. Aroma of caramel, licorice, roasted malt, plums jam. Taste is light , light bitter quite good balance. Medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation. Interesting and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (793) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head that disappeared very quickly. Aroma is smoke, spices, bananas. Flavor is very malty, with bananas and a bit roasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MissPxx (756) - - SEP 13, 2014
Slightly chocolatey aroma with caramel undertones. Dark dark brown, nearly black. Spicy under taste about it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (731) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27, 2009
500ml bottle - rich dark chesnut colour, and a crema type head that films quick but does linger. Rich broody darkness, lots of dark raisin, some lactic sweet/sourness with touches of caramel, burnt toffee and woody components. If not for the fatness & drinkability, it would be getting close to barley wine characters like other suggest

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 14, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 Cask aty Croydon Beer Festival. Nose is of dark rich molasses and coffee. Soft syrupy mouthfeel, some alcohol, raisins, sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - SEP 5, 2005
Bottle Conditioned from Open All Hours, Keswick. Dark Ruby. Aroma of roast barley with plums, prunes, caramel, smoke. Good mouthfeel and finish has some unexpected hop.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (529) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 8, 2014
intensive caramel and fruity aroma... full body... the taste of caramel malt, dark fruits toast with shades of spices... aftertaste is dry with some sweetness...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2008
Cask @ Croydon BF ’07. Aroma is dark fruit, berries, coffee and roast malts. Taste is fruity, raisins, caramel, dark malts. Finish is sweet. Pretty nice.

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