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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scauca (490) - Lovere, ITALY - MAR 6, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2007 Bottle. Little fine beige head,dark brown colour. Sweet flavour of caramel almost cover any other in a beer i expect more complex than this. The alcohol is present and overwhelming. Unbalanced.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 5, 2007
Dark brown and clear. Has a beige, mostly lasting head. Strong aroma, sharp, hopped and a bit unpleasent. Flavor starts sweet, has a bitter finish. Warming alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
begbie100 (181) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2007
From bottle. dark red, minimal head. Aroma is sweet, caramel-like. Malty, strong taste with lot’s of alcohol, but leaves fast and almost no aftertaste. Pleasant warming effect.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slayer85 (1041) - Firenze, ITALY - FEB 12, 2007
A dark red beer with a light brown head that disappears quickly. The aroma is sweet, alcoholic, with notes of caramel, malt and also some grass from the hops. The flavour is sweet, winey with notes of caramel and fruits. Very malty and not much bitterness. Some alcohol in the finish. Warming and drinkable, but maybe lacks some depth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joe19612 (1743) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2007
Bottle. A superb of it type, lovely complex flavours and a smooth malty aroma. One of the best available.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - DEC 27, 2006
Bottle.33cl. Barlywine aroma, good ESA, sweet and enticing, a beer to remember, and that in a good way.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bierkonig (1) - Marple Bridge, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2006 does not count
On pouring, Very little head about 3mm when poured coffee coloured which dissipates after about 20 seconds, Ale is reddish mahogany colour and crystal clear. Smell, Roasted malt, sun dried raisins, rye, vanilla, dark chocolate, Christmas pudding, Taste, Warming shiraz wine, Molasses but not sweet to taste, liquorice and a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon, a little carbonation but plenty of smooth body with a slight alcohol warm finish. Other comments: As it says on the bottle this is a Strong Ale, alc 8.5% Vol, not a barley wine. As it says on the bottle serve unchilled to get the best from this award winning ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 6, 2006
Dark red-brown colored, little light brown head. Surprisingly thin aroma with sweet caramel, some vinous tones, licorice and mild alcohol. Medium bodied. Flavor is richer with licorice and roastiness, sweet caramel with biting alcohol also there. Aftertaste has lasting licorice with drying alcohol and caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Dark caramel pour, suprising abundance of tan foam. Uncomplicated but pleasant toffee aroma. Big chewy malt flavor, a little green and rough around the edges. A touch of coffee. Quite a bit of sweetness. A little bit coarse. Not bad once your palate acclimates, but overall seems a little young.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2006
poured a very dark brown into a trappist glass with a head tath went away quickly. aroma was very slight and had a bit of dark fruit and malt. flavor was at first like a strong belgian. Lots of nice dark fruit flavors with some nice sweet malt and a bubbly palate. But this died out half way through and the palate was not as active and the beer became a bit syrupy in a bad way. still quite enjoyable though. nice flavors. pretty solid

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