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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 854   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabuzzer (560) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2016
330ml bottle at home. Dark, dark red with a beige head. Aroma is yeast, dough, alcohol. Taste is alcohol, red berries, toffee. Ok

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
arsol (975) - NORWAY - MAR 10, 2016
Mørk brun farge med lyst beige skum. Lukter karamell, sjokolade og no kaffe. Kjenner alkoholen godt. middels lang bitter avslutning.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jerama (50) - SLOVENIA - MAR 9, 2016
Poura a dark red body with a beige head. Aroma contains roasted malts, caramel, dough, a bit of sour wine and alcohol. Taste starts fairly sweet with caramel, continues sour with dark chocolate and roasted malts, ends softly bitter. Medium body with thick texture and noticable alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pablopearljam (23) - La Plata, ARGENTINA - FEB 28, 2016
Aromas a chocolate, maltas tostadas y frutos rojos. Cuerpo medio, alcohol presente junto al tostado de la malta. Amargor medio

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wombat23 (607) - Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Shared 11.2 oz. bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark malts and hints of dark berries, with some chocolate notes. Smells a bit medicinal. Similar taste with some light alcohol and nuts, but the malts are the dominating flavor. Rich. Medium-bodied. A nice ale.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
darbeer75 (437) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Aroma: fruity and malty with red wine notes; Appearance: dark brown with red undertones; frothy head that dissipates slowly; Taste: very malty with a strain that doesn’t quite work for me; Palate: heavy body with long, sweet finish; Overall: not bad but definitely not my favorite; would not buy again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruramikael (93) - SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2016
caramel, nuts, coffee, chocolate, spruce, earthy, vanilla, woody, licorice, black, clear, minimal head, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, salty, full body, creamy, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndburns (146) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2016
330 ml bottle from Asda. Pours dark brown with reddish tinge, thin white head that sticks to the glass. Aroma is sweet fruit and roasty malt. Taste is similar, quite sweet with a light bitterness, and fairly boozy taste. Medium smooth body, quite pleasant. Well enjoyed.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
L_Lovecraft (211) - - FEB 16, 2016
Sweet aroma, roasty, light coffee, dark fruits, dark brown/red with a tan head not very persistant, good sweetness with a bitter and long fiinish, soft carbonation, full body, taste of chocolate, port, dark fruit....i understand his fame.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
phfyysik (648) - Tartu, ESTONIA - FEB 15, 2016
Pours very dark red/black with beige thick head. Very nice foam which stay for a while. Aroma is sweet, a lot of plum and raisin, dates, some rum. Taste is not very soft and following aroma. A bit more bitter, not very sweet as nose is. After stays for a while and is a little bit acrid, oak and alcohol reveals. Very nice beer!


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