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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 706   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown color with nearly no head. Great aroma of dried fruit, nearly like portwine. Flavour of alcohol, with hints of caramel and sweet maltness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2008
33 cL bottle. Pours dark brown with a golden orange glare. Slowly diminishing tan head. Dense overripe fruity and light alcohol aroma. Light caramel malt underneath and solid overripe fruity flavour and a light alcohol presence. Mildly warming alcohol finish. Lingering fruit into the far finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ungstrup (29477) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2004
A red-brown beer with a fine brown disappearing head. The aroma is sweet with notes of alcohol and fruit. The flavor is powerful with notes of fruit and caramel. A really nice beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2007
(Bottle 27,5 cl) Dark, reddish amber golden with a creamy, beige head. Alcoholic nose with accents of overripe fruit and wood. Quite full-bodied, fruity notes, overripe fruit, sherry notes and a dry finish. Nice one. 310807

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
Bottled. Red-brown colour with a huge beige head. Sweet aroma of dried fruit, chocolate and tobacco. Sweet flavour of malts, coffee, dried fruits, fruits, alcohol and tobacco with some hoppy notes. The finish is dry.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oh6gdx (20618) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2006
Bottled. Dark amberish ruby red, with bubbly sparkling head. Aroma of alcohol, licorace, some plummy notes. The flavour is sweet at first (plummy) and then get a small hoppy kick, though the plum also stays there. Long sticky sweet fruitish aftertaste. A bit oily palate.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19659) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2002
Bottled. Dark ruby. Deep, fruity raisiny aroma. Bold maltiness, lightly salty, rather clean. Relatively low bitterness. I expect more complexity in a beer of this gravity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber ruby color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruit toffee aroma. Fruity malty weak chocolaty caramel and dark fruit flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel and dark fruit finish with hints of chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2011
3rd August 2007
Warning! Early amateur rating! Rich dark ale. Light carbonation. Treacly with some slightly bitter malt. Long dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14978) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 12, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2014
2013-09-24, bb Jun 2007, 7+ years old, 6-4-7-3-13=33
Oxidized caramel, but still some body, carbonation and sweetness. Old but drinkable still. Chestnut honey. Roasted nuts.

2007-08-31, 6-4-6-3-12=31
The aroma has more caramel than anything else. Same for the flavor, with some nutty touch. I confirm the rating.

2005-04-24, 6-4-6-3-12=31
Dark brown color; thick creamy head; filtered. Ripe apple aroma. Some malt, a lot of caramel, quite strong liquorice flavor; warming alcohol; some sweetness. Not enough malty, too much bitter, unbalanced; I didn’t feel the need for this one.


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