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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 770   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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2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, - JAN 8, 2013
The best thing with this beer was the reading on the backside of the bottle. Sour and alcohol....


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (251) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 30, 2015
Coloração acastanhada,creme bege fino com duração mediana;ótimo aroma apresentando malte tostado,toffee,melaço,caramelo,frutas secas;sabor complexo,encorpado,aveludado e ao mesmo tempo equilibrado,aparecendo álcool,malte tostado e torrado,chocolate,notas picantes e um suave amargor finalizando,final seco e agridoce. Ótima cerveja,complexa,equilibrada e saborosa,para ser degustada com calma,recomendo com louvor.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (228) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2015
L: -pours a clear ruby with a medium,foamy,beige head -medium carbonation visible S: -huge toffee,caramel,chocolate,nutty,molasses,plums,rais coffee T: -syrup,molasses,chocolate,nutty,slight coffee,toasty finish F: -medium-high carbonation (overcarbonated for the style),medium-full body -slight alcohol-warming O: Really good Old Ale

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
leosanches (57) - - JUN 13, 2015
Cerveja de cor marrom profundo, brilhante e relativamente translúcida. A cor de Carvalho convida para uma cerveja forte e de personalidade forte. O aroma já traz as notas de chocolate meio-amargo e leve toque de baunilha. O sabor é surpreendente; uma Ale que é praticamente um stout, faltando apenas o toque de café. O chocolate se destaca, mas não torna a cerveja extremamente doce devido a boa presença de lúpulo, o que cria um equilíbrio interessante através dos extremos do doce e do amargor. O sabor é uma extensão do aroma, mantendo a suavidade e carregando o toque de baunilha. O pálato poderia ser mais envolvente, porém o corpo leve é perfeito, mantendo a cerveja como uma ótima Ale. O sabor é complexo na medida certa e o aftertaste seco agradabilíssimo. Boa para carnes com molho e para dias de frio. Excelente cerveja!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (7523) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy offwhite head, lacings. Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, chocolate, bread, berries, wood. Flavor is light sweet, light bitter, malty, caramel, light chocolate, wood, berries, some sweet fruit, light alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, light warming alcoholic finish. 110615

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
peyto567 (26) - London, - JUN 9, 2015
maybe I’m just getting bored of pales but this is gorgeous. its easy to see from this why the most innovative us breweries are obsessed with emulating old british beer styles. molasses, treacle and roasted malts are leavened with a drying hop bitterness. hearty and sophisticated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (690) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JUN 6, 2015
Bottle @ deTolly, Tartu. Pours brown small beige head. Aroma is sweet and malty, plums, dark berries, slight roast, peaches, bread and lot of more. Taste is sweet and roast bitter, grass, berries, some dark chocolate,slight coffee, caramel. Sharp spicy-bitter aftertaste. Medium to full body. Really good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sinte (401) - Udine, ITALY - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle 0.33L. Brown body with some reddish nuances; large, creamy, tan head, mostly lasting with lacing. Moderate malty (caramel) and light-to-moderate hoppy aroma with notes of dried fruits, raisins and some alcohol. Moderate sweet and light-to-moderate bitter flavour; bitterness is more evident in the finish. Medium-to-full body with creamy texture; soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dnicolaescu (1187) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 15, 2015
BOTTLE 33 CL from Grumbo. Really dark ruby red, beige creamy head. Velvety dark toffee aroma, some old wine with notes of dried fruit and some herbal hops. Slightly toasty and a hint of alcohol. The taste: smooth dark caramel, and a spicy hoppy finish. Very good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PeatyPete (506) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2015
Dark brown with mocca-coloured head. Aroma of molasses and ripe fruit. Taste of roasted malt, spicy and dark fruit ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (290) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
Quality old ale nice rum and arisen nose, coats the tongue and doesn't try to hide the alcohol has that dark fruit taste that is always a hit for me a good sipper more of a winter ale.


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