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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2013
Bottle at home, from Waitrose Sunningdale, 31/08/13. Dark mahogony brown with slightly reddish hues and a good sized light tan head. Nose is bready malts, dark fruit tones, light cocoa, dates, sticky toffee pudding. Taste comprises cake mix, bready malts, treacle toffee, dates, muscavado sugars. Medium bodied with a little bite, fine carbonation, sweet fruity tang in the finish. A most decent old ale, I’d happily return to a bottle of this as a winter warmer ... IF ONLY I COULD DRINK A BEER I’VE ALREADY HAD BEFORE WHICH I CAN’T BRING MYSELF TO DO ANYMORE ... AAAAAAAArrrrrrrrghhhhhhhh

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2006
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a purple hue and a small tan coloured head. The aroma has notes of plums and sweet caramel together with a little licquorice. The taste has more dark fruits together with a little chocolate malt and a feel of oil or petrol. A nice tasty fruity, quite full-bodied beer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
berkshirejohn (4677) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 20, 2007
Bottled. 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. Quite sour, but refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9030) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JUN 16, 2007
Bottle: Very, very dark reddish-amber coloured, small fluffy tanned head; shy but complex aroma, composed of toasted malt, sweet fruits, coffee and liquorice; robust bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; sweetness in the fruity, coffeeish finish. a fine stuff.....

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2135) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2009
Bottle from Waitrose in Staines. Deep brown coloured ale with a lasting off white head. Fruity, caramel, roasted coffee and malt. Very drinkable and one of the better offerings from Hogs Back Brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bozoNZ (718) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vignale (2205) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2010
En mörk strong ale med fin maltkaraktär. Ändå inte en öl som stack ut tillräcklig för att bli minnesvärd.

3.5
   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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13801) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2011
Cask (RBESG 2011, London) at The Bree Louise. Clear almost black - no head. Burned, oiley, sweetness, fruity, rubber, berries, dark fruits, black berries, tarmac. OK.


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