Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 786   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bottle: Filtered and pasteurised.
Changed from nip size to 330ml embossed bottle in 2006
First record of brewing in 1899.
Ingredients: British pale malt, crystal malt, small percentage of chocolate malt, caramel for colour adjustment. Goldings whole hops and small percentage of Northdown.
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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jvhemert (360) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Aroma: chocolate, roasted nuts, burnt caramel Taste: medium bitter, little sweet Palate: thin, but quite a mouthful Overall: really good ale with its own character somewhere between a belgian double, a stout and a porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Percy0103 (301) - MEXICO - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle, 330ml. A clear dark ruby beer with a big foamy head. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, nuts, molasses and spices. Taste is bitter with a strong finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and astringency. Rich character that reminds me of port wine,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (574) - Mexico City, MEXICO - AUG 5, 2015
Bottle, 33cl. Clear dark ruby with a large, frothy/creamy brown head. Fiery aromas of sweet dark fruits, roasted caramel, alcohol. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Rich and creamy, with a deep chocolate undertone and subtle fruity hop character. Smooth and pleasant finish of roasted malts and port wine

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
overtheline (98) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2015
Wow, this is aggressive. 330ml bottle pours deep ruby brown with small head that soon dissipates. Nose is super non representative, pretty mild with some roasted chestnut, liquorice and unidentified sweets. Definitely has a bit of Roche about it on the nose. Tons of liquorice on the taste and shedloads of booze. After the taste buds recover there is some lingering roasted malty sweetness on the finish. Bonkers

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scotbrew (61) - - JUL 17, 2015
Dark brown in colour with minimal head. Aroma is sweet, caramel malt to the fore and noticeable alcohol not unlike a sticky dessert wine. Taste is similar with a sweet and slightly cloying mouthfeel, little bitterness and some alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2015
Dark red with brown notes. Thin beige head. Chocolate, liquorice, alcohol, rubber, malt, smoke and citrus in the nose. Somewhat acidic. Cookie, dark chocolate, liquorice, fruits in the flavour. Round with sweetness and dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
wolfcarnival (159) - Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2015
bottle from paradise market. i hadnt tried it before so i got a couple and took em home and drunk em while playing some diablo which was fun as fuck. also my tattoo was healing so i couldnt do much else. who am i kidding, id be drinking and playing games anyway fuck you ill do what i want i went outside on saturday
so it pours a dark ruby brown with little head. smell is nice. mushy malty caramel, cookie dough. tastes sweet and boozy. faint wet english hops but really its the pulpy sweetness and alcohol that comes through. its not got a lot goin on, but yea its an old strong english beer. its not like its trying to be subtle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (549) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 30, 2015
Coloração acastanhada,creme bege fino com duração mediana;ótimo aroma apresentando malte tostado,toffee,melaço,caramelo,frutas secas;sabor complexo,encorpado,aveludado e ao mesmo tempo equilibrado,aparecendo álcool,malte tostado e torrado,chocolate,notas picantes e um suave amargor finalizando,final seco e agridoce. Ótima cerveja,complexa,equilibrada e saborosa,para ser degustada com calma,recomendo com louvor.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (439) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2015
L: -pours a clear ruby with a medium,foamy,beige head -medium carbonation visible S: -huge toffee,caramel,chocolate,nutty,molasses,plums,rais coffee T: -syrup,molasses,chocolate,nutty,slight coffee,toasty finish F: -medium-high carbonation (overcarbonated for the style),medium-full body -slight alcohol-warming O: Really good Old Ale

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8052) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, lacings. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, bread, berries, wood. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, malty, caramel, light chocolate, wood, berries, some sweet fruit, light alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, light warming alcoholic finish. 110615

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