Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 732   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
armando629 (2422) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 30, 2009
0,33 l bottle, bought at Biererei, Vienna
Deep amber-reddish, hazy body with a delicious creamy and lacing tan head. Alluring aroma with a mild vinous character, some woody tart, fruits and spicies like raisins, honey and cinnamon. Fine liqueric caramel in the nose with a light hop. Oily texture, smooth mouthfeel, rich body with a tart vinous flavor, fine fruits like raisins and plum, nice spicies. Vinous finish with a bit of hop in the end. Yummm!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzluka (7) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009 does not count
lovely toffee and chocolatey malt aroma, nice head retention for a bottle and nice deep brown appearance. tastes soft creamy and nutty and very underatted, nice thick smooth beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Habanero (2818) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2009
Bottled. Pours clear and mahagony brown with a beige, creamy medium sized head. Nose of malt and overriped fruit. Malty flavour with alcohol, caramel, wood and raisins. Medium bodied. Nearly no bitterness. Some alcohol in themore dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
renffisch (849) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2009
bottle for my birthday from andrew. Dark brown colour thin fine bubbled beige head, no lace. Sweet alcoholic woody smoke nose. Sweet strong alcohol taste, stewed stone fruits and wood taste. The alc is too apparent, but then it is a strong ale..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
planky84 (2189) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2009
Bottle from Sainsburys. Pours dark brown with a beige head which lasts a fair while. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, dark fruits. Flavours of caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee. Sweet and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SeanMacGC (332) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 21, 2009
Bottle, 33cl. Pours dark russet, with frothy off-white, and short living head, with lacing. Aroma of dark fruits and toffee malts. Slightly medicinal/cough-syrupy on the tongue with delicate hops, but well balanced overall on the palate. A decent ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - OCT 11, 2009
33cl dark brown bottle, as shown. Dark mahogany colour, small, creamy white head with decent lacing. Aroma of plum butter and toffee, indeed not unlike a good port. Medium to low carbonation, oily mouth feel (well, at 8.5 % abv). Roasted malts are dominating the taste with dark chocolate and coffee notes, with some vanilla for balance. Bitterness on the palate increases as you keep drinking. A full-bodied, stout-like dark ale with a lot of character - thus, of only limited appeal as a session drink. Good stuff, but heavy!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivnizub (9103) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2009
Bottle: Clear, mahagony coloured, small and stable beige head; dark malt with traces of molasses and a good dash of port in the nose; solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied; dried fruits, chocolate and warming cough-syrup in the lingering robust bitter-sweet finish. A bit harsh, but all in all a fine brew........

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (2943) - Mosterřy, NORWAY - SEP 27, 2009
Clear, dark red pour with a frothy, off-white head. Aroma and taste of port, raisin, prune, vanilla and tobacco. Dry alcoholic mouth feel. Promises and delivers. Highly recommended!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 22, 2009
0.33 L bottle enjoyed@Olympen, Oslo. A tiny, yellow tanned foamy head upon a dark mahogny colored body with good clarity. Inviting aroma of dark dried fruits, plums, marzipan, cocoa, and dark, caramellish malts. Full malt body, delicate and light to medium sweet. A fine, plummy fruitiness and some distinct earthy and slight floral hops. Pepper tones and a touch of cocoa. Rounded malty-bitter ending. Good stuff!

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