Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 764   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (1830) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2015
Bottle a red brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts dark fruits ripe fruits some caramle spicy licorice and some hops flavor malts spicy dark fruits caramel some liqueur and a bitter spicy finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DIBBLE (87) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2015
Appears very dark with minimal head. Aroma of ice cream and tobacco. Very balanced taste with thick mouth feel. Strong but not overpowering caramel malt with hoppy bitterness. Port and toffee finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
procraste (116) - FRANCE - JAN 29, 2015
Ce truc m’intéresse et en même temps, je trouve ça assez vulgaire. Oui, il y a de la sauce soja, du bonbon, du candy caramélisé, des fruits rouges confits et aussi de l’acidité sur tout ça avec une louche de fraîcheur la dessus ... ça fait un peu chimique aussi mais là, tout de suite, ce soir, ça me plaît bien sans que j’ai vraiment envie d’y revenir pour une autre dégustation ni forcément beaucoup d’engouement pour finir mon verre ... Une expérience donc ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (511) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2015
It pours dark brown with a healthy tan head. It has a sweet caramel aroma, alcohol, and a scent of chocolate. There are flavors of roasted elements, alcohol, chocolate, and sweet caramel. The is pronounce bitterness on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Continues (61) - GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
From bottle. Dark with very small head. In aroma dark malts, roast, alcohol. Taste of dark malts and chocolates with alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MarkoNm (1198) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - JAN 8, 2015
Pours a dark brown color, topped with a fairly small dark beige colored head. Roasty malts, some chocolate notes and coffee plus some soy sauce aroma. Taste starts sweet, followed by roasty body with some nice bitterness. SOme soury notes also in there. It doesn’t feel like 8,5%. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
guzgorog (428) - FRANCE - JAN 5, 2015
Brune claire avec des beaux reflets rubis, mousse minimale. Nez de prunes, vin, caramel, bois, bonbon. Bouche étrange, un peu aigre-douce, sirop,sucre, chocolat, sauce soja, cerise, caramel. Amertume bien présente, alcool aussi, corps puissant, belle carbo. Bière interssante, pas du tout mon genre et très écoeurante je trouve, mais qui me semble très originale et bien faite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1665) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
part of my 2013 backlog. Colour is dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has roasted sweet malts. the taste was toasted malt and fruit with a sweet alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HeadyDE (556) - Delaware, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle pour, medium dark brownish black color, 1 finger head that dissipates to a filmy ring on sides, nose is interesting with chocolate for sure, fig presence, smoky peat/burnt creme brulee, mouthfeel is clean and at first light bodied, real interesting taste character here with some wee heavy, stout and porter character, like the bottlecap as well, does provide some warmth as things progress, overall well done

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (1256) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle, gift from somewhere. Dark chocolate brown with a bit of khaki head. Simple aroma of chocolate malt with a hint of sarsaparilla. Taste is sweet and malty like an alcoholic Milo. A hint of bitter hop surfaces at the end. Good balance on the finish. Not a particularly exciting beer, and like the cask erosion I was expecting a bit more at 8.5%.

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