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Brewed by Hogs Back
Style: English Strong Ale
Tongham, England

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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FrankJohansen (3614) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (12192) - 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 (1398) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alex_leit (1591) - Minsk, BELARUS - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma: butter, a little phenols and oak, malt and caramel. Taste: caramel, toffee, wine.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2004
Bottle. Fleeting taste of chocolate with first mouthfull which rapidly disappears to leave liquorice flavours which develop into a complex burnt, treacly taste. Very viscous and satisfying but begins to cloy towards the end. Well worth a try but a whole bottle is a bit much.

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.

3.2
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11841) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle, bought at Cockneys, Aarhus. Pours a beautiful, deep, chestnut brown with a fine, frothy, off-white head. Sweetish aroma with lots of caramel, some roasted malts and a fruity edge with some red berries. Lowish carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit weak, compared to the aroma. Some light roated malts and chocolate with a subdued hoppy dryness. Quite drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2009
Bottle@Home. Sweet aroma with licorice and all kinds of dark dried fruits. Very dark brown, light brown head, good lace. Very sweet, licorice, laurel, light bitter, herbs, quite complex. Medium to light body, lightly warming. Flavourful, low drinkability due to the herbs, quite complex.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3277) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Deep brown with a coat of beige head that disappears. Aroma of singed toffee, nuts, stewed fruits, a meadow. Taste has stewed fruit, toffee, chocolate, some floral/ herbal note. Rather flat and thin - bottle says brewery conditioned, not bottle conditioned - and not quite mouthfilling. Nice spiced chocolate finish. Suspect that bottling has ruined this.


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