Brewed by Nobbys
Style: English Strong Ale
Northampton, England


on tap


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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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oh6gdx (25388) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2010
Cask. Ambery brown color with small off-white foamy head. Aroma is fruity and floral hops, sweet malts, red berries, some alcohol and mild nutty notes. Flavour is fruits, raisins, sweet malts, some alcohol as well as mild herbal and nutty notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17284) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2008
Cask handpull at The Wellington, Birmingham. Black with lasting tan head. Good intense roasted stout. Bitter choc, little bit of espresso, lots of roasted malt, some dark fruits. Very full and malty. Nice mouthfeel, bit of choccy velvet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16163) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2007). Different taste every mouthful. Some chocolate, some sourness, some wateryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13234) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2007
Cask conditioned at Merton Beer Fest 07. Dark brown beer with red hue and thin cream head. More an Old Ale for me with an aged sweet & Sourness note. Thin on the palate but a definite hop finish. Alcohol is noted throughout with a sharpness on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9851) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2008
Cask, Leicester Fest 08. Dark brown with a small beige head. Aromas are earthy and smoky with bitter coffee. Some liquorice. Flavours are rich coffee with some berry fruitiness. Viscous and sticky on the palate. A change to all the golden ales at this festival.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (9596) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2007
Cask conditioned gravity dispense at Merton Winter Beer Festival 17-02-07. Poured a very dark brown colour with nutty, malty aroma. Warming rich slightly sweet malty taste typical of a winter ale with the alcohol always present, little in the way of bitterness but really nice. I understand they do an oak aged or is it barrel aged version of this which sounds very interesting.

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