Brewed by Dominion (prev Pitfield)
Style: English Strong Ale
Epping, England


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Botle Conditioned. Occasionally on cask.
Recipe from Durden Park Beer Circle - "Old British Beers and How to Make Them"
Ingredients: Maris Otter; Crystal Malt; Northdown hops.

profane's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
profane (40) - - DEC 17, 2005
nice apparenace, the color is like an alcopops, very clear. The aroma is good, alcohol is strong. The end has a medium lenght, not bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marduk (6436) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2015
375ml bottle (thanks FatPhil) 2008 vintage as 1890 Stock Ale. Clear golden color. Small size, bubbly white head, stays. Caramel, raisins, bit sour, fruity, almonds in aroma. Plum stones, candy, oranges, fruity, sweet taste. Very mild fizz on a tongue. Plum stones in aftertaste. Nice and mellow. No signs of alcohol. Sometimes you want beer to last forever. This is one of them times. Fantastic!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (5736) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle 0.375l at Gallow’s Bird, Espoo. Real Ale Festival 2014. Vintage 2008. BBE 12/2015. Colour is clear orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Raisins, dark fruits, sweetness, hints of alcohol and malts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8081) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2014
37,5 cl Bottle vintage 2008 as ”Organic Pitfield’s 1890 Stock Ale” @ Gallows Bird ⅩⅦ Real Ale Festival, BBE 12/2015
Aroma has lots of toffee typical to Engilish ales. Also some honey and hints of plastic glue. Flavour has ’cold’ moldy cellar notes, some toffee, alcohol, sweetish apples, some raisins and distant pear notes. Also some dried fruits. Finishes with some English hops and toffee. A feeling of a ’beer too old’ here. Interesting. Adding the yeast makes this a bit more messy and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (6607) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2014
Bottle as ’1890 Stock Ale’. 2008 vintage bottled at 10%. Golden orange, clear, slightly sparkling, small bubbly white head. Seems in good condition for a 6 year old beer. Smell - toffee, still some obvious hoppiness, ’old ale’ notes. Body is medium, slightly foamy initiailly but this dies down, low-ish carbonation. Taste - toffee and butter, sweet, toffee popcorn, slight coffee maybe. Alcohol doesn’t show up at all. Surprisingly good beer. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ken1 (1781) - DENMARK - JUN 21, 2013
Thanks to Rasmus40. A very floral sweet flavor with a winelike finnish. A warm mouthfeel. Color is amber with a light brown head.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (8436) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2013
Golden coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Sweet, malty aroma, faint alcohol. Flavor is nice, malts and laqurice, warming alcohol and some sugars.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zita (6136) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2013
nice flower and light fruit aroma,orange/yellow,hazy, off white foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, soft carbonation, nice alcoholic strong finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (10454) - Hasselager, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle @ Århus / Randers newyears tasting at Hansen and Zita. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, caramel, fruit, grass. Flavor is malt, caramel, honey, grass, fruity hops, alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finsh. Not bad sipper. 281212

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (15524) - DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle, vintage 2008. Slightly hazy dark golden with small tan head. Aroma is malt, hop, fruit, yeast and a little caramel. Flavour is malt, caramel, yeast, fruit, oak, medium sweet, earthy and a little vinous with notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (13282) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2012
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Modrate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate. Nice.

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