Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 867   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.

agent_persik's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (676) - Tallinn, - JAN 26, 2013
Dark ruby, almost black color, minimal beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, raisins, coffee and hint of port wine. Medium sour sweet taste of caramel, dry fruits, chocolate and spices with a bit alcoholic gentle bitter finish. Nice, complex and interesting warming ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1081) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Mörkbrun vätska. Doft av mörk sirap, äpple och rostad malt. Lätt knäckig smak med kavring och säd. Besk och lite torr munkänsla

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1920) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours very dark brown with creamy, slightly beige head. Aroma of leather, red wine, some toffee, pear, port. Taste of leather, liquorice, roast, dry wood. Moderately bitter with very soft carbonation and a long somewhat bitter woody finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (715) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 8, 2016
Dark brown, almost black, opaque, strong beige head. Aroma: oxidized, leather, mature wine. Moderate to light sweet with subtle grassy bitterness. Flavour: roasted notes, mature cheese, mushrooms, some earth. Finish is slightly spicy and hoopy with light alcohol notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luneylane (43) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - OCT 7, 2016
A bottle from Jason’s near NCC Uni., drunk at home. Aroma: very powerful, filled the room [well, nearly...]. Vinous, port wine. Appearance: clear, very dark ruby, tan head dissipates quickly. Palate: full-bodied, long finish. Mouth-feel is flat. Taste: port wine predominates, very fruity, alcohol is well-hidden. Well-balanced, but I would have liked more hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alebarasi (36) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - OCT 4, 2016
Black, cola-like color. Slight ruby hue to it. Medium cream-colored head. Quick carbonation. Light body and lacing. Sweet wet wood/earthy aroma, with hints of sweet caramel, molasses, dark fruit (plums), cola and roast. Taste: intense and strong earthy, nutty, bready aroma, with dark fruits cueing the palate. Very smooth with dense malts. Warming aftertaste gives it a character. Delicious beer indeed!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Parogolima (5) - - SEP 30, 2016 does not count

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fules (833) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
Kicsi, nem túl tartós hab, sötétbarna szín. Illata karamelles, pörkölt malátás, kissé élesztős. Kissé száraz, karamelles, fűszeres ízvilág, pici aszalt gyümölcsös beütéssel. Lecsengéskor némi kávé is előbukkan, kis alkohollal egyetemben. Közepesen testes, erősen szénsavas, enyhén keserű. Nem rossz, de azért van jobb is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (360) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2016 Head doesn’t last so slipped a bit for appearance. Lovely fruit rich aroma. Same spice fruit in mouth . Was expecting more sickly alcohol kick due to other reviews but pleasant for strength. Chocolate in their . Nice. Alcohol warmth did come through towards end of glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (387) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2016
Dark mahogany. Rich malt, molasses, dried fruit, chocolate, and a bit of spice and alcohol, characterise the aroma and flavour of this beautiful ale. Full and sweetish taste, with a dry and moderate bitter finish. Full body. Overall, a great old ale. It is tasty, and very well balanced. Harmonious even.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1762) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2016
Very deep brown body with a quite small, beige and long-lived head. Malty and strong aroma of lightly roasted malt, dark caramel, dark dried fruits and brown sugar. Strong flavour of dark dried fruits, lightly roasted malt and dark caramel. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste, long finish. Medium to full body, creamy texture, rather soft carbonation, pleasant vinous mouthfeel. A nice one!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year before BB date, from Systembolaget Kungshamn, Sweden

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