Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 760   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3903) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUL 21, 2010
Pours deep clear rusty to brown with a medium tan head, aroma of congac, grapes, chocolate, toffee and dried fruits, flavor of wood, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, cinnamon, congac, alcohol can be sensed, light hoppy notes, medium body. Nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Joakgust (1076) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 19, 2010
Bottle, 33cl - Semi hazy red brown beer with a small frothy head. Aroma is sweet malty with notes of cane sugar, caramel and toffee. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, coffee, alcohol and dried fruit. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stefano (1891) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2010
Dark brown color with a medium sized pale beige head. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Sweet malty, licorice and dried fruits with notes of caramel and alcohol. Very sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hayduke (3561) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
From a bottle purchased in York, England. Poured nearly black with a nice tan head. Good lacing. Rich nose of roasted malts with nuts. Medium body and rich smooth mouthfeel. Flavor shows some chocolate and the finish is bitter. Very well crafted, drinking. Hard to believe this is 8.5% as it hides the alcohol well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3257) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2010
Bottle 0,33ltr: Ruby/brown legendary old English beer from Greater Manchester region, an decent sweet ale with some spicy taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 7, 2010
Inviting aroma of pitfruit, rich malt and some nuttiness, chestnut, pours a small toffee head. Flavour is full malt, roasted nuts, caramel and a bit of toffee. Medium bodied, very well balanced, luciously bitter. Terrific!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
will1 (140) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
Bottled from Sainsbury’s. Dark amber colour with a creamy head and quite well carbonated. Whisky - like aromas of malt, vanilla and alcohol. Powerful flavours matched by bitterness. Aftertaste also quite bitter - burnt wood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6767) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2010
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Sveavägen, Stockholm) Dark brown colour with hints of ruby. Frothy, beige head. Malty, slightly roasted nose with notes of dark fruit, raisins, caramel and dark bread. Malty, toasty taste with dried fruit, raisins, prunes, chocolate, caramel and dark rye bread. Full body, fairly sweet with a vinous bittersweet finish. Tasty and well balanced. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SHIG (3851) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 12, 2010
Bottle: Poured a dark brown with off white head. Aroma is caramel and roasted malt. The taste turns out to be a old malty mixed mess. Bitter dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
275ml Bottle at Home 11/04/2010 Fruity aroma. Some carbonation. Mid brown dark coloured rich smooth and sweet on the palate. Fruity with a hint of bitterness in a warming chocolaty malt finish.

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