Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
agent_persik (473) - 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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StuartC (53) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle. Thick amber-black colour with solid, yet thin, off-white head; Sweet dark fruit aromas with hints of malty caramel and salted liquorice; Rich body, good weight, alcohol making its presence known; Mild bitterness on the palate, black olives, bitter chocolate with hints of charcoal and pistachio nuts, toasty woodiness throughout. Solid beer that’s reminiscent of a Belgian Dubbel - but with their awards so prominently blazoned on the labels, I was expecting much more!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yy0pp (665) - - MAR 3, 2015
Bottle. Clear dark brown color with tiny/off head. Aroma - Chocolate, fruits. Taste - Toffee, spice, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McSherman (186) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2015
Bewertung importiert von bier index: 9 / 7 / 7 / 7 / 6 / 6 / 7 / 5 / 74

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
R4N5H (170) - SINGAPORE - FEB 28, 2015
33cl bottle (gift), consumed in Dubai on 27/02/15. Dark brown colour with a thin tan head. Full bodied, soft carbonation. Aroma of malt, fruit and caramel. Flavours of malt, treacle, coffee, chocolate and plum. Slightly spicy bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
branko (31) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 27, 2015
0,33 bottle. Dark color with fading head. Aroma of rosted malts, caramel and little alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lebermilz (35) - GERMANY - FEB 24, 2015
creamy off-white head, dark brown. Aroma: Mokka, brioche, dried fruits.. Mouth: semi-sweet, full bodied, soft carbonation. Although it is quite high in alcohol, you don’t feel it. Could be good with a beef stew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alkolas510 (787) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
Mörkbrun med mellanstort vit skum. Mycket karamellmalt i doft och smak. Russin och fyllig.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spacecube (1086) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
330 ml bottle, pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is rich with malts, dates, cherry notes, choc and nut, nice balance of flavour with a light bitter finish. Medium body, creamy texture with soft but lasting carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (204) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 17, 2015
Butelka, pod mosteczkiem, warka do marca 2016. NIewysoka, ale i niebrzydka piana, nieco brudzaca szklo i zostajaca do konca cienka warstwa. Kolor brazowo-rubinowy, bardzo ciemny, w ciemnym pomieszczeniu wygladajacy na czarny. Aromaty palone, owocowe (estrowe - ciemne owoce - wisnie, sliwki, suszone figi), winne, karmelowe, toffi, - mile i intensywne. troszke chleba. Po ogrzaniu troche tez czuc alkohol, w wersji likierowej, nieprzeszkadzajacy. Rowniez po ogrzaniu mniej palonosci a wiecej owocowosci. Smak dosc analogiczny do powyzszych, czuc i slodycz i kwaskowosc. Sa tez posmaki slodowe, orzechowe, goryczki niemal nie ma. Posmaki niebzyt dlugie moze, ale bardzo mile - winno-owocowe. Niskie wysycenie, nie za duzo ciala, gladkie i nieco lepkie. Znow w smaku nieco alkoholu, ale wkomponowane w pozostale smaki - niejako zastepuje niemal nieobecna goryczke, zarazem bedac milym w odbiorze, ala sherry. Calosc w pierwszej chwili troche skojarzenie daje jakby porter z duza dawka estrowych owocow, niemniej szybko zanika palonosc. bardzo dobre piwo. zwlaszcza na zime. rozgrzewajace. kusi nastepnym razem sprobowanie Old Tom w wersji czekoladowej.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (423) - Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Appearance is very dark ruby brown, almost black, opaque, an off-White beige head which hangs around. Aroma- rich fruit cake, vinous, port, caramel, marmalade, raisin, chocolate. Smells very nice. Taste- fairly boozy, nutty, caramel, burnt treacle, peppery, slightly spicy, marmalade, orange peel, some dark fruit, raisin. Quite slick and a bit clingy in the mouth, with a slightly port wine, bittersweet finish. Very good stuff.

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