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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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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13410) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
motelpogo (6700) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2012
Bottled, nice work by mowbeer lugging this back for pivni rozmanitost in Prague. Reddish brown with a thin, frothy head; aroma of rusty tea and stewed red berries; some molasses and rye and a long, lightly bitter finish. Good example of a winter warmer

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (789) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vipinvelp (2191) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2013
Clear dark ruby, dark brown with small light brown lacing foam glass. Aroma is light coffee, some barley, some grass. Taste is coffee taste. Fresh taste. (Velp 201303)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (782) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gegwilson (1167) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2014
Bottle from the hog’s back brewery shop in Tongham. Pours deep mahogany with a small tan head. Flavours are sweet with fruit cake, sherry and something a little woody. Maybe just a slight vegetable note, but otherwise very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2060) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas are mostly roasted malt, chocolate, spices, some hops, yeast. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, roasted, spicy taste, lots of chocolate and spices, cinnamon, hops, earth, faint smoke, against a solid malt and alcohol backbone. Not bad. (2011-11-19)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (2992) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (10243) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2012
Bottled, 500ml a present from Sandra. Brown with short lasting pale brown head. Quite a sweet, wine like, fruity beer, full on the palate, quite heavy with a light chocolate roastiness in the background. The larger bottle is overdoing it a bit, but not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omikr0n (730) - 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.


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