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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CObiased (15) - - JUN 17, 2014
This is a strange beer. It is lighter than I expected. It has a musty note in the body, almost resembling a barnyard funk. The chocolate flavor is delicious without being overpowering. There's a hint of sweet on the end. My fiancé said it tasted like chlorine to her. Overall, not bad but won't buy another one.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauritsio (414) - FINLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at ms Finlandia. Dark brown with Lite brown medium head. Malty. Lasting Bitterness. Round mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Monchito_IPA (138) - SPAIN - JUN 6, 2014
Espuma efímera, blanca. En el aroma domina el chocolate y la malta tostada, con presencia de alcohol. En el sabor comienza dulce, caramelo, chocolate, café y final amargo y alcohólico, muy rica. Es una lástima que tenga un deje... raro, artificial.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
The Etruscan (528) - Tuscany, ITALY - MAY 31, 2014
Creamy light brown weak head. Dark brown mahogany colour. Aroma is malty with fruity (cherries) and roasty notes. Flavor is malty too with fruity (red ftuits) and alcohol tones , ending in a fruity cherry-like and slightly rosty finish. Medium to full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dls13dls (58) - Royse City, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle into glass. Chocolate flavor. Rich malts. Sweet. A lot of complexity. Unfiltered look and mouth feel. Alcohol smell and taste that is unusual for a low apv for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TizzleJizzle (620) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
330 ml bottle. Poured a heavily unfiltered dark brown with yeast floating around throughout the beer matrix with a tan top. Taste of biscuit, dough, rich chocolate malts, with a warming finish. Medium carbonation, medium body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2014
Bottle at Nya Tröls. Complex and packed with subtle aromas, chocolate, herbs and dried fruits. Excellent beer for the connoisseurs.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (564) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
bottle thanks to countbeer, best before date somewhere in 2011 why am i trying this... ow god lets try... black beer aroma is malts, taste is malts, some roasted stuff, alcohol... i guess its decent so it aged well. Next time i prefer beer that is not past its date but the beer is OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (387) - Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2014
330ml bottle. A dark brown color with a thick off white head. Aroma of fruit and alcohol. Tastes of figs and slightly sweet. A solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (118) - GERMANY - MAY 11, 2014
Verbrannzer Zucker, dunkles Malz, Bitterschokolade und Kaffee in der Nase. Am Gaumen viel Malz und starker Hopfen, etwas stumpf. Guter Kaffeegeschmack mit bitterem Nachgang. Weich und sehr angenehm im Mund.


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