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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.


3.3
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3602) - Sabro, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2006
Brown colour with a small creamy head. Aroma of malts and fruits. Balanced taste. Medium body and lasting after taste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichardGretton (4259) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2006
Bottle. Almost black beer with a gentle head. The aroma is milky and chocolatey and the flavour is quite vinous, dry, bitter and slighlty roasted. Overall a nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (19626) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2007
Bottled. Very dark beown. Sweet with a wealth of figs and plums up front. Medium bodied with clean rounded mouthfeel. Fruity with notes of coffee. Lightly salty finish. An interesting gently warming beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thebeertourist (4856) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle. Dark brown with a small light brown head. Roasted malts, fruits, some sourness and coffee aroma. Berries, some yoghurty sourness meeting coffee and burnt malts flavours. Relatively thin texture. Original, though I am not 100% convinced that the sour fruits marry that well with the roasted malts in this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
evilsoc (191) - WALES - APR 9, 2008
The bottle conditioned version: Deep red. Musty, woody and fruity aromas. Slightly solvent. Oily mouth feel with a touch of welcome sourness amongst the malty dark fruit flavours. The alcohol is obvious and some hops come from nowhere to linger nicely. There are several good seperate elements of this but whether they come together to form one really good beer may depend on taste. I think it’s fairly good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3279) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16895) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2011
Cask @ Bree Louise, Euston NW1. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty dark fruit and caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty dark fruit finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8523) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2012
50cl bottle shared by Dutchdrebus. Very dark brown, almost black color, small to medium sized beige to light brown head. Smell malts, leaves, raisin, plums. Taste malts, plums, raisins, lightly bitter. Long fruity and lightly bitter finish. Medium body, medium carbo.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OllieBBommel (1109) - 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.


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