Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 792   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 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 (660) - 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 (523) - 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 (8432) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peyto567 (42) - London, - JUN 9, 2015
maybe I’m just getting bored of pales but this is gorgeous. its easy to see from this why the most innovative us breweries are obsessed with emulating old british beer styles. molasses, treacle and roasted malts are leavened with a drying hop bitterness. hearty and sophisticated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (924) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours brown small beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty, plums, dark berries, slight roast, peaches, bread and lot of more. Taste is sweet and roast bitter, grass, berries, some dark chocolate,slight coffee, caramel. Sharp spicy-bitter aftertaste. Medium to full body. Really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (435) - Udine, ITALY - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle 0.33L. Brown body with some reddish nuances; large, creamy, tan head, mostly lasting with lacing. Moderate malty (caramel) and light-to-moderate hoppy aroma with notes of dried fruits, raisins and some alcohol. Moderate sweet and light-to-moderate bitter flavour; bitterness is more evident in the finish. Medium-to-full body with creamy texture; soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1441) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 15, 2015
BOTTLE 33 CL from Grumbo. Really dark ruby red, beige creamy head. Velvety dark toffee aroma, some old wine with notes of dried fruit and some herbal hops. Slightly toasty and a hint of alcohol. The taste: smooth dark caramel, and a spicy hoppy finish. Very good!

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