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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 678   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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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melker (202) - Varberg, - JUN 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2013 Dark red colour. Big beige head. Aroma of berries, caramel. Taste of chocolate, caramel, molasses, nuts, berries. I expected more.


2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jingo27 (3) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
A brilliantly smooth dark ale. Hits you with caramel and honey with a oats / malt finish that lingers!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matstrange (59) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Looks like a porter but has a more sweet finish to it than you’d expect. A definite hint of caramel/chocolate gives this some character. Pours as black as the night with an off white head. Watch out though at 8.5% this packs a real punch!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7279) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, vinous, dried fruits, hint of yeast, caramel and hint of chocolate and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long yeasty, malty, slightly warm and grassy finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (394) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2014
Fľaša. Tmavo hnedá, až čierna farba. Nahnedlá pena, rýchlo padla. Vôňa sladká, pražené slady, ľahko karamel, hrozienka. V chuti sladkosť na úvod, karamel, hrozienka, pikantnosť - koriander? Telo stredne plné, ľahká nasýtenosť. Veľmi piteľné.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (623) - CROATIA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml from supermarket in Zagreb. Pours brown amber with white head. Malty sweet. Hints of chocolate and coffee but thin and watery. Alcohol isn’t really subtle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (123) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Dark brown, no lasting head. Medium body, low carbonation. Boozy, malty nose with dried fruit. Dark chocolate, cherries and prunes in the taste. Lasting bitter finish. A great English ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saintjulien (97) - - JUL 8, 2014
cereal, nuts, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, average carbonation, long finish

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenOver (52) - SLOVENIA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours dark brown with no head. The smell is nothing special and is strongly yeasty. Taste is very full at first bit then a sour aftertaste kicks in, that ruins the beer for a second there. The good thing is the aftertaste quickly diminishes and you can enjoy the rest of the beer. Cheers

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tedvard (22) - - JUN 26, 2014
See: Very dark brown/orange-red. 1/4 finger off white head. Smell: Alcohol on the nose like a strong spirit. Fruit, rich red berries. Sweet molasses. Taste: Sweet, rich malt at first like a rich fruit cake with syrup. Bitterness at the end with hint of spice/pepper notes. Pallet: Full bodied, rich and unctuous. Warming. Taste is up front but not long lasting in the mouth. Long lasting taste is sweet and of molasses with the hint of spice mentioned earlier. Lovely. Well balanced, rich and delicious. Not overpowering in flavour, definitely one to savour. Strong, so probably best have one only but well worth a go.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emartell (232) - Zapopan, Jalisco, MEXICO - JUN 25, 2014
Aroma agradable de esta cerveza, notas acarameladas y ligeramente chocolate. También se perciben notas a malta y un ligero aroma dulce. Cerveza cremosa, cuerpo redondo, color obscuro prácticamente negro. Corona de espuma media de retencion importante, adhesión de la espuma a las paredes de la copa. En boca es suave, cremosa, dulce y ligeras notas lácteas. Al paladar es una cerveza agradable, y fácil de tomar, prro a la vez compleja en cuanto a sabores. En primera instancia los sabores que destacan son a caramelo y chocolate, ligeramente jarabe. Se perciben notas a frutas secas, principalmente moras. En resumen se trata de una buena cerveza, agradable y compleja. Buenos sabores, notas principalmente acarameladas, un poco empalagosa al final, principalmente dulce, no se percibe el equilibriio del lupulo. Cerveza para degustar tranquilamente y la cual no deja notar su potencia alcohólica.


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