Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 848   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mad_Ferret (977) - SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle. Clear ruby red/almost black with a short beige rocky head that leaves some lacings. Vinous aroma with plum, red berries, chocolate, licorice, tobacco, some caramel and alcohol. Taste is quite much the same but the body is a bit thinner than expected with soft mushy carbonation. It comes out as a bit thinner and simpler than expected and really needs some temperature to impress. Still quite good though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2984) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle from Systembolaget. Simple and nice brew, smooth mouthfeel. Vinous and some raisins.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2808) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle. This is a very vinous, yet elegant brew. Very much barley wine-like. Notes of dried fruits and butter, with a small earthiness added.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VsXsV (3872) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2011
33 cl bottle from Systembolaget. Dark brown liquid with a mahogany tinge and medium to big, thick, off-white head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, molasses, raw sugar, alcohol and biscuity malt. A bit solventy. Taste is malty, peppery, biscuity, light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. A bit tart/sour, which makes it taste a bit like cheap red wine. Full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Quite boozy. Hmm, not a favourite of mine. Too boozy and vinous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abio (1845) - Waasland, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2011
Very dark Ruby red brown beer. Good sized head, but should hold a bit longer. Dark fruits and caramel, decent mouthfeel, ok dryness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1708) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 29, 2011
Bottle. Dark reddish brown, large beige head, some lacing. Aroma: fruity, chocolate, nuts. Taste: a lot of licorice, wine gums, vinous, earthy (but quite low) bitterness, dark fruits. Above medium-bodied, quite a high carbonation. This was pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle. Clear, dark coppery brown pour with a rocky tan head that lasts a little while. Aroma has notes of chocolate, raisins, port, bread and spices. Flavour is fruitier than aroma with more dark fruit and some berries, liquorice, grass and spices. Creamy mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a bittersweet finish that lingers a bit. Nice old-fashioned Old Ale, well hidden alcohol makes it dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Very good for the style (which I’m not generally a fan of) Tastes of caramel malts with a bit of dark fruit. Tried with Erol and Paul sitting on the IJ. Oct. 2011

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alexus (241) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
Pours a nice brown head with little retention. Dark amber-brown in color. The aroma is filled with caramel, chocolate, nuts, toffee and some coffee. Nice bitterness. Nice full body. This is a great ale which I will have again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17045) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2011
Clear dark ruby with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dried fruit, caramel and a little alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish with a little warming alcohol. Smooth. 201011

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