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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 651   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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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jduck1979 (8) - Whitby, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2013 does not count
Dark like guiness / coke, with a light brown head that tastes of molasses / liquorice toffee. No nasty after tastes. Similar to Adnam’s Broadside, but not as sickly. Has quite a kick to it at 8.1%, but comes in a small 330ml bottle

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle 330ml, from King&Godfree. Exceptional malt-driven flavours. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, alcohol, and butter. Taste is sweet and lightly bitter, with very long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
Pours a nice brown head with little retention. Dark amber-brown in color. The aroma is filled with caramel, chocolate, nuts, toffee and some coffee. Nice bitterness. Nice full body. This is a great ale which I will have again.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hrabren (23) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 24, 2012
Botlle from Ambrosetti, Berlin, Germany. Very dark with orange tint. Aroma of black berries, chocolate malt and some alcohol. Slightly sour, wine-like, fruity, spicey, very tasty. Lively mouthfeel, full body. The best ale I’ve tasted so far.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mtwhitney (168) - Maui, Hawaii, USA - JUN 3, 2013
A first rate strong ale. Extra tenth point for their incredible website (one of the best beer websites ever), the legend of their cat, and their association with Iron Maiden.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
blueden (14) - Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2013
Possibly one of the finest beers I have ever sampled, This is not my usual style of beer but will definitely be buying more.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
guzluka (7) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2009 does not count
lovely toffee and chocolatey malt aroma, nice head retention for a bottle and nice deep brown appearance. tastes soft creamy and nutty and very underatted, nice thick smooth beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnyt (41) - USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with thick head. Juicy aroma of raisins and roasted malt. Soft taste, very smooth and doesn't feel 8.5%. Big round palate, really well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
capetownbrew (12) - SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 21, 2014
A lot happening on the palate, no obvious "hot" flavour. Slight Chocolate aroma. Very good beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 23, 2008
Beautiful. Lovely deep ruby/brown colour. Rich, wine/fruit aroma doesn’t prepare you for the incredibly complex flavour rush. Plum, raisin, sun-dried tomatoes (yes, I know that sounds pretentious, but I’m being serious), pepper, roasted malt and a deep undercurrent of muscovado all resolve to a wonderful long, dry finish. This is a lovely beer to savour at the end of the day. Good night’s sleep guaranteed.


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