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Robinsons Old Stockport

Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Bitter
Stockport, England
Serve in English pint


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 2.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81/5   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
Cask: Regular.
With the brewery at the heart of Stockport it seemed a fitting tribute to brew ale which celebrated the heritage both of our brewery and this historic market town.
Old Stockport, brewed since the late 19th Century, originally boasted the name ‘Ordinary Bitter’-perhaps unsurprisingly a name change in 1996 resulted in an increase in popularity!
Old Stockport is a classic light session bitter with a clean and refreshing palate, a good balance of malt, hop and citrus flavours with a short dry bitter sweet finish, and delicate goldings dry hop and fruity aroma.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
leaparsons (9942) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
Cask, Star & Garter, Wigston. Amber with a form off-white head. Aromas are pear and blackberry with biscuit and dusty yeast. Trace banana with cream and mellow lemon. Flavours are caamel and lemon with dry tea and a cloying, nasty sweetness. Quite poor.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2007
A Mes rate: Cask at The Volunteer. A fairly tedious offering from Robinsons, as most of theirs are if I am honest. Mainly malts and just very mellow all round. A tad on the watery side. Boo.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Cask at Bedford BF ’06. Amber sessioner; not much aroma. Watery, refreshing, little bitterness. Bit dull, really. 24.3.07. Cask at Wellington Arms, Bedford. Amber-gold with a small white head. No discernable aroma. Malty taste followed by a very thin, watery second half with hardly any bitterness. Rating 1,4,4,3,11: 2.3.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 24, 2006
Nice bitter, not annoying and good foam. Pale colour, not so goldy as other bitters.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mungo (2470) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2006
Cask conditioned @ Humble Plumb, Soton. Doughy yeast and floral hop aromas with caramel. Very pleasant and slightly unusual fruity tea (like a cold darjeeling or ceylon) flavours. Gentle bitter finish to balance the fruity sweetness. Tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2009 1. Cask Handpump at the Castle Hotel, Manchester 08/06/2001 Amber coloured sweet and slightly pale. 2. Cask Handpump at the Castle Hotel, Manchester 16/11/2001 Amber coloured fruity and slightly bitter. Hop finish. 3. Cask Handpump at the Church Inn, Bramhall 31/01/2004 Mid brown amber coloured and fruity. Slightly dry malt finish. 4. Cask Handpump at the Bulls Head, Stockport 06/06/2009 Some fruit aroma. White head. Amber coloured smooth on the palate and fruity with a little dryness and bitterness in a malt finish.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
SilkTork (5559) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 31, 2005
Medway Beer Festival. A tired session bitter offering up a dry appleness, but nothing genuinely flavoursome or gulpable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13316) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 25, 2005
(Cask at Market Porter, London) Crystal clear amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, nutty, spice. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some floral, apple, light spice. Light body with low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrisoni (17352) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2005
Cask at Rose & Crown, Mundy Bois. Copper colour. Lasting white head with nice bitter hops. Bit watery in mouth with hoppy dry finish. Slightly yeasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hbie (133) - Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 8, 2005
Cask. In good condition, light brown with white head. A good session beer quite full bodied for its strength, a fair amount of flavour a few more hops would not go amiss. I prefer this to the Best Bitter which I find too sweet.

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