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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (13397) - 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22535) - , 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 21, 2010
Cask Stillage at the Charotar Patidar Samaj, Leicester 19/03/2005 Dark mid brown coloured strong in alcohol and fruity with a slightly dry lasting malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (3833) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16197) - 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 (14174) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
Cask (Gallows Bird, Espoo, Real Ale Festival 2007). Different taste every mouthful. Some chocolate, some sourness, some wateryness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (9949) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Cask, gravity, at Bedford Beer Festival 10. Very dark brown. Ashy leathery aroma. Hints of sweaty car seat and marmite. Mid bitter finish. This isnt the sort of stuff to be drinking at noon. But its good.

   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.

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