Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 651   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
s_hartshorne (613) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle asda. Brown ruby colour tan head good lacing. Aroma is dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits red wine and warmth from alcohol. Good body medium carbonation. V nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (556) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 9, 2014
Bottle – Dark Brown in colour; Deep Ruby when lit. Very malty; burnt/roast malts, caramel, toffee, hint of chocolate. Fruity; dark fruits and raisins. Hoppy; earthy spicy peppery hops. Bitter-sweet burnt/roast malty, fruity, rich, warming, strong ale. Dryish malty finish. Very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarshallStaxx (8) - - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
33cl bottle. Pours dark chocolate brown with a large, frothy white head. Looks extremely appetising in the glass, can’t wait to quaff it. Aroma is roasted malt and touch of raisins. Taste is where this beer excels - rich and deep sweetness with a hint of vinous fruits and a complex backnote of bitter roasted coffee. Feels full and warming in the mouth. A very satisfying beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tnkw01 (955) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle. Really liked this beer. Deep, dark amber color with a small white head and no lace. Aroma was very mild but complex. Hints of chocolate, dried fruit and wisps of roasted grain and coffee. Taste was roasted gain and light chocolate at first with a sweet dreid fruit finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swapp (138) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - DEC 30, 2013
Dark brown color with pure white foam. Taste are awesome. Chocholate mixed with some cacao and i little taste of coffe. Aftertase are sweetness mixed with coffe and caramel

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blueden (14) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Possibly one of the finest beers I have ever sampled, This is not my usual style of beer but will definitely be buying more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruit toffee aroma. Fruity malty weak chocolaty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruit finish with hints of chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (3831) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
330ml bottle pours a dark amber color with a finger and a half of off-white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is dark pitted fruits and caramel with some hints of chocolate. Taste is pitted fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a roasted grain and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied with average carbonation. A nicely done brew for the style, but certainly not the world’s best ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beeebon (139) - Cornwall, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2014 I hadn’t had one of these for a couple of years until thsi evening. This is a real classic! It pours a nice dark ruby colour with not much at all in the way of head and has pleasing figgy fruity aroma with roasted malt. The taste is certainly where this beer excells, complex and full of fruity notes, malty goodness and a slight port like sweetness which isn’t too cloying. Lots going on here in the most pleasing of ways, one to really enjoy on a winter’s night!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1002) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Deep mahogany brown. Nose of sweet malts, stewed figs and prunes, red wine grapes. Taste follows...deep and complex, slightly sweet malty finish.

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