Brewed by Nobbys
Style: English Strong Ale
Northampton, England


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Delightfully dark Strong Ale from years gone by. Rich malt and hop balance with a wonderfully warm finish. Not for the faint hearted.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sound67 (702) - Offenbach, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2015
[Robin Hood Beer Festival, Nottingham Castle, 2015] - Nobbys Brewery, Nottinghamshire, Towd Navigation, 6.1%. Jet black, with a big (!), frothy light beige head. Rather mild aroma of dark chocolate, roasted malts. Medium body, hardly watery, mild carbonation. Chocolate, sweet licorice and bitter roasted malts vye for attention at the outset. Middle is drier, but licorice remains, dark chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Finish has the skins of dark berries, chocolate, nuts. Bitter espresso after taste. Intriguing, multi-leveled stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerExpert1 (3) - Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 25, 2014 does not count
All in all not a bad beer from a small brewer whos beer takes slightly longer than others to drop bright as the landlord explained!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16194) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
Dark ruby color, decent steady beige head, lace. Light toasted aroma, some coffee. Medium-bodied. Some caramel, then toasted malty, coffeish flavor. Some bitterness in the finish. Rounded, a ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6489) - Vantaa, FINLAND - APR 18, 2013
50cl bottle from AlesByMail. Batch No. G491100812. BBE 10/08/2013. Dark brown, creamy, lasting, cappuccino head. Aroma is tempting with roasted malt, sweet caramel and some coffee in between. Flavor is roasty and hoppy with caramel and light spicy notes. Finish is dry and long. Medium to full bodied. Great brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3830) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, small to average and fully diminishing light brown head. Moderate, malty and sweetish aroma, some caramel and light roasted malt, light chocolate with milk. Body is moderate and malty and sweetish, light caramel and light roasted malt, light chocolates. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, light caramel and some roasted malt with light coffee, light vinous notes with light hoppyness. OK strong ale with roastiness - not too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (2138) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
080313. Bottle at home (alesbymail). Pours dark brown/black with a nice head. Aroma caramel malts. Medium bodied. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2012
12th July 2012
Chelmsford Beer Festival. Very dark brown beer. Tidy pale tan head. Smooth palate with a little fine carbonation. Smooth malt, slightly dark in character. Mild lacto. Pleasant fruits on the back end. Candy fruits and a touch of parma violet sweets. Very subtle coffee. Smooth finish. Liking these Nobbys Old Ales.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2011
500ml bottle at home on 19 June 2011, best before October 2011. Very dark brown colour. Beige head. Lively condition. Dark, rich malty aroma. Also berry fruit. Maybe a little clammy. Fruity and a little woody on the palate. Also hints of chocolate and some herbal bitterness. Plenty going on here. Interesting and tasty. A very decent strong ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2011

Bottle 500ml.

Clear dark brown colour with a average, frothy, good - fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, chocolate, light roasted, leather notes. Flavour is moderate to light light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, licorice, dark roasted malt, chocolate malt notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat. [20110619]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 26, 2011
bottle at home ... dark brown black ... thin tan head ... soft chocolate ... dark fruits ... tiny hint of sourness ... again a little fizzyness ... dark cherry and plums ... soft toffeee ... light bitter chocolate ... roast dark sugers ... heavy but nice

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