Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 854   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FaithHealer1 (358) - - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle, from somewhere. Got it for Christmas, not too sure where it came from. A shop, presumably. Pours a deep, murky brown-red, finger of head. Aroma is raisins, dark malts, a little banana, some spice and perfume. Taste is coffee, nutty (esp walnuts), brown sugar, maltiness, dark fruits, a little tart, quite bitter. A lot more interesting than I was expecting. Medium-full bodied, medium-long finish. A lot less sweet than I’d expected, and with a lot more character and complexity. A really, really nice surprise!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sumo234 (20) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 Pours a dark body with a thin beige head. Dark fruity aroma. Caramel sweetness, small bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anzoanzo77 (58) - SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2016
Great dark colour. Aroma roasted malts with some fruits. Sweet at ther start and long bitterness, which suits aroma. Also, at the first taste i experienced interesting sweet and bitter taste changing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jawe (39) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2016
Dark. Aroma of grapes, burnt caramel with a faint whiff of burning alcohol. Nice. Tastes of sweet caramel and bitter coffee. Unfortunately the alcohol shines through on the tongue. Good, not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Baluchitherium (8) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 5, 2016 does not count
Undoubtedly a winter warmer, this beer would be perfect to enjoy whilst reading a book on a dark, cold, blustery evening in winter. Strong liquorice tastes and not conspicuously boozy.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
nephirem (217) - CROATIA - AUG 2, 2016
Pours very dark ruby, almost black body with frothy, medium sized off-white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Smell is rich, dark fruits, berries, chocolate and caramel. This is going to be good. Medium body, softly carbonated. Texture is smooth and oily. Overall taste is moderately bitter. Aroma of caramel, licorice, toffee, forest fruits, chocolate, liquor. Slightly roasted. Rich and complex. Lovely alcohol burn on the tongue, giving the beer a bit boozy and bitter mouthfeel. Long finish. Overall, excellent brew. Smooth and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djoeye (3441) - Tromsø, NORWAY - AUG 1, 2016
Beige bumpy head with orange notes, dark mahogany reddish body. Aroma; leaves, hops, dark malts, malted candies, dusty. Taste; dark malts, roasted malts, whiskeyish notes, grass - leading to a malt-fruity semi-dry finish. Good on palate. Premium sipper. [33cl.special.btl, abv8.5%, BB.AUG17]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hallstein (483) - Skogn, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2016
0,33 bottle at home. - Powerful chocolate and dark fruits, burnt bread and sweet nuts on the aroma. The flavor is very nutty with a slight flavor of wort and vanilla. The burning alcohol-flavor drags it down, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (494) - SWEDEN - JUL 12, 2016
Flaska från SB. Legat i kylskåpet ett halvår drygt, flaskan kan säkert vara ca 1 år gammal. Mörk, näst intill ogenomtränglig kolabrun färg med tunt beiget skum som mestadels försvinner. Doftmässigt domineras den av övermogen och torkad frukt, lite bananpuré och bananbröd, mörk brödsirap, sött rågbröd, väldigt tydliga toner av muscovadosocker. Även en del kola och choklad. En lättare kaffeton anas också, typ iskaffe-drink eller islatte. Kropp åt det större och tyngre hållet som fyller ut munnen väl. I smaken framträder en humlebeska som håller upp den annars malttunga kroppen och ger den lite bett och pigghet. Mycket kola, karamell och choklad, men utan någon större sliskighet. Mer kaffe och tyngre, rostade toner i smaken. Håller överlag ihop snyggt. En stor öl. Utifrån min bedömning säkerligen en väldigt lagringsbar öl, men pga brist på utrymme behövde det rensas...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
OminouSC2 (424) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Dark brown. Sweet aromas, caramel, dried fruits, raisins. Caramel tasting, sweet, dried fruits and alcohol that also is present during the finish. Too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Berra (32) - Varberg, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2016
Riktigt god strong Ale,?.................. har inte så mycket mer att skriva just nu. ?..............................

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