Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 784   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (418) - 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 (1368) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (584) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
Dark brown with mocca-coloured head. Aroma of molasses and ripe fruit. Taste of roasted malt, spicy and dark fruit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (449) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Quality old ale nice rum and arisen nose, coats the tongue and doesn't try to hide the alcohol has that dark fruit taste that is always a hit for me a good sipper more of a winter ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mariuszek (612) - Gdynia, POLAND - APR 15, 2015
Very good and tricky beer. Alcohol not sensible almost. Very good appearance, roasty fruity aroma and taste, medium body. Balanced brew. I drink it from the bottle and the carbonation is high for ale. But it gaines drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cattrall (53) - Midlevels, HONG KONG - APR 13, 2015
An easy drinking stoutish beer or a strong ale. Pours very dark brown with a frothy head that dissipates quite quickly. Aroma of caramel and burnt barley. Taste is medium sweet with medium bitterness. Light lingering bitter finish. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
klm1 (563) - - APR 8, 2015
Deep brown colour with compact light brown head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, oak and dark roasted chocolate. Taste is the same with little presence of alcohol. Finish is slightly bitter. Very nice beer to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
nordic (322) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 7, 2015
Bottle @ Annelinna Prisma, Tartu. Dark, medium body. Rich smoked aroma. Taste of roasted malt, pepper. Alcohol is noticeable. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DylansDad (468) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 26, 2015
Not bad at all. Usual suspects for this type of English ale: roasted malt, dark raisiny fruit, ripe plums in the middle and slightly tart green plums at the edges. Alcohol generally well hidden except for a nice warming at the back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
felip989 (131) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAR 14, 2015
Brown with a small beige head. Aroma is earthy, chocolate, caramel, bread, sugar, grassy, some floral notes. Taste is chocolate, toffee, raisins, black olives, earthy bitterness, some nice light alcohol presence. Bitter aftertaste.

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