Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 779   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 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 (509) - - 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 (303) - 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 (456) - 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 (129) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kauge (760) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from SuperAlko in Tallinn (€ 2.45). BB Jun 2015. Pours a clear chestnutty colour. Head’s big when poured vigorously, light beige in colour, retains nicely, yet the lacing is rather poor. It’s got a dark fruit plus caramel character both on the nose and in taste, with a tingle of alcohol detectable. Perhaps nuts and figs too. Very faint bitterness. Slightly metallic in the finish. Body medium, palate soft and smooth. I feel some nice alcoholic warmth in the throat. At first the beer seemed quite carbonated but that flattened very fast. Overall? Pretty straightforward this is, with little depth in my opinion - I really can’t get much of it…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mario_giri (162) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 12, 2015
Home. Dunkelbraun, leicht durchscheinend. Erdige Hopfennote,,etwas Malz, getrocknete Früchte, Kirschen, etwas Weiniges, säuerlich. Vielleicht etwas Scoggi und Caramell. Beginnt ganz leicht Zitronig, switcht zu Kirschen und Trockenfüchten, dann die dunkle Schoggi, Weinaromen und Caramell ganz im Hintergrund. Auch Vanille ist auszumachen, fruchtige Säure, leicht Bitter. Mittelvoll und ausgewogen. Bleibt so bis zum Schluss wo’s leicht rocken wird. Sehr feines Bier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nihtila (1836) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
30.6.2014. Smells like some dark strong belgian ales: sweet malts, raisin, dark fruits. Taste is not quite there but ok. Dark fruits, malts, some sweetness, slight warmth. Could be fuller, leaves slightly light feeling with alcoholic taste. Wanted to like more but sth in taste doesnt match.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (400) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 6, 2015
Dark brown with a ruby hue, medium tan head with nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, some chocolate maltiness,strong on the fruit and some alcohol. Taste medium sweet malt and strong caramel, some chocolate, fruit and dark fruits which linger in the aftertaste, alcohol again. Medium+ bodied, slightly sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mighty_meadow (304) - Kilwinning, SCOTLAND - MAR 6, 2015
330ml bottle poured into Latte glass. Very dark with a slight red/purple hue when held close to light. Smells quite boozy which is no surprise given the alcohol content. All sorts of darkness going on. Port wine, raisins, brandy, coal but all with the alcohol underneath. Couldn’t drink a lot of this but great as a late night sipper.

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