Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 697   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Melker (206) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vells (677) - LATVIA - SEP 20, 2014
Weird one, but after a few sips gets quite good. Lovely malt background, caramel with quite intense fruitiness, berries, bit acetone, weird mix of coffee tobacco. Light sweetness wit some sourness and decent bitterness. Feels bit unbalanced, but its enjoyable anyways

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1873) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Dark red brown with a decent head. Toffee and medium malts on the nose. Rich and pleasant but not very complex malty flavor. Way better than Chocolate Old Tom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dohny (244) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2014
Bottle. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, prunes. Medium sweet at beginning followed by bitterness which is not overhelming malty sweetness. Bitterness comes also from roasted malts. Medium body, oily texture, moderate carbonation. Alcohol is warming, but well hiden. Very nice well balanced beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Melnis (145) - LATVIA - SEP 17, 2014
Aromats: Acitons! Skabusas ogas ar sokoladi. Olu likieris. Loti interesants, pec tam kad aprod- patikams. Izskats: paliek 1mm balta puta, tumsi bruns. Garsa: Super zema karbonizacija. Ogaina, sokoladiga ar dadzi un gradiga. Vissumaa plass visos puntos, bet prieks 8,5% intesitate visos puntos prasitos lielaka. Bet loti labs alus!!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6745) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown, amber highlights, finely bubbled beige head. Sweet raisin pie aroma, boozy undertones. Sweet raisins/prunes, heavy tea-like tannins, woody earthiness, pithy aspirin bitterness, warming alcohol in the finish. Very nice, but Samuel Smith does a better old ale with their Yorkshire Stingo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
czar (4371) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
pours hazy light Brown orange with a small light beige head, some retention and lacing. earthy molasses, roasted chocolate, some toasted caramel/toffee, dried fruits - mostly raisins but also some dried cranberries, spicy and earthy goldings, tea leaves, grass, pepper. light carbonation, medium body - oily and almost syrupy yet never sweet, woodsy almost tannic-grassy-spicy-gently earthy finish. good for what it is, i guess. quite unique too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackisle (705) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Clear dark red brown color, one finger creamy tan head, recedes quickly; aroma roasty malts, dried fruits, licorice, chocolate, brown sugar, hint of alcohol; taste moderate sweet, moderate bitter, roasty, creamy, toffee, dark fruit; full-bodied, creamy texture, bit peppery on the tongue, soft carbonation; mild dry bitter finish, woody notes. A complex and well-balanced strong ale. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MSBrindbergs (333) - Solna, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2014
Flaska från Alko, Finland. Kompakt mörkbrun vätska, nästan lite grådaskig. Doftar väldigt kraftigt av frukt, typ päron. Påminner om en sherry eller dylikt. Väldigt skarp i smaken, söt på gränsen till sur. Smak av fruktig likör nästan. Nej inte min stil... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stout4stout (13) - neath, WALES - SEP 1, 2014
Strong, treacly, winey ale with hints of liquorice and plum. Not one you could drink all night due to the strength. A very nice treat on a cold winters night, (especially if sat next to a crackling log fire). A unique treasure amongst beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (464) - CROATIA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; has a sweet malt aroma with some toffee and dark fruits; taste is sweet with caramel, some malt, and dark fruits; finish dry with a light bitter chocolate aftertaste; pretty good one

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