Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 792   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.
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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenOver (202) - - JUL 4, 2014
Pours dark brown with no head. The smell is nothing special and is strongly yeasty. Taste is very full at first bit then a sour aftertaste kicks in, that ruins the beer for a second there. The good thing is the aftertaste quickly diminishes and you can enjoy the rest of the beer. Cheers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ippopodio (43) - ITALY - NOV 19, 2015
Un look da Old Ale che le calza come uno smoking. La schiuma caramello completa l'opera. Al naso sentori di frutta secca: mandorla e fichi, con un acuto di uvetta e prugna. In bocca è piena ma non eccessiva ed il finale acidulo-amaro di liquirizia la rende pulita. Il calore è da Strong Ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gattinko (27) - Trnava, - NOV 15, 2015
Príjemná silná chuť, z tohto piva cítite víno, nie nadarmo je to najlepšie pivo roku 2009

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarcinG (102) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 15, 2015
To bedzie chyba jedno z moich ulubionych piw. Czekoladowe w kolorze i zapachu z delikatna nuta przypraw. Az 8,5 procenta powinno zawarzyc na smaku ale nie. Ciekawe polaczenie slodu ,alkoholu i owocowo orzechowego smaku zaowocowalo wysmienitym piwem. Szkoda ze w malej butelce.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
miquelcrush (1935) - Granollers, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2015
Cervesa molt bona, destaquen tocs de licor i dolços, per prendre amb calma i degustar. Cerveza muy buena, destacan toques de licor y dulces, para tomar con calma y degustar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mister_Li (340) - GERMANY - OCT 23, 2015
Klares dunkles rubinrot mit reichlich Schaum. Röstmalze, Rosinen, dunkle Beeren, Karamell, eine dezente Süße, würzig, etwas herb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Moravius (905) - Beijing, CHINA - OCT 17, 2015
Flasche (33 cl) vom Bierzwerg-Versand. - Tiefdunkles Kastanienbraun, beigefarbener Schaum. - In der Nase kräftiges Dunkelmalz, erdig-herbe obergärige Fruchtigkeit, etwas Harz. - Antrunk schwer dunkelmalzig mit vollen aber nicht extremen erdigen und röstigen Aromen. Darunter kernige malzig-nussige Bittere. Sehr dezente Malzsüße. Mild rezent, weich im Mund. Warme alkoholische Schwere. Im Abgang erdige holzige Herbe, aber gut eingebettet in die wuchtige nussige Malzbittere. Fast etwas übertrieben röstmalziger Nachtrunk. - Sehr aromatisches, schweres und doch rundes Ale. Ein Hochgenuß, trotz leichter Anklänge an Hustensaft und Lakritz.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
uckelman (470) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Pours dark reddish brown, clear. Small lacy head. Once the head dissipates, it has roughly the appearance of cola. Chocolate malt is apparent n the aroma. Loads of malt flavor. Medium body. Lively. Long-lasting nutty aftertaste. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sarauckelman (306) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2015
Almost black, opaque. A few varied-sized tan bubbles. Not much aroma, a bit of malt. A complex balance of delicate flavors, with a surprisingly thin body. High quality.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2015
Classic English old ale, from a stubby bottle with sober, small label. I believe in getting to know the classics in each beer style before venturing into the hybrids and the extremities and I hadn’t tasted this one before, so here we go. Loose, milky, irregular, pale beige head over a practically clear, purplish burgundy coloured beer, like a very dark red wine. The typical cooked, ’industrial’ odour of pasteurization is unmistakable in the nose, but there are more redeeming qualities as well: I get impressions of rhum-soaked raisins, overripe blue plums, candied figs, brown sugar and butter melting on a hot pancake, almond, milk chocolate, pepper, ’speculoos’, cinnamon, kahlua, hints of vanilla and aniseed (probably just phenols). Sweet onset, candied fruits, dates, raisins, dry banana surrounded by a soft, basic sourishness, soft carbo, smooth, notably resinous and supple mouthfeel, caramelly and nutty malts with a strong toasted edge in the end, bittersweet, peppery hops accent adding more bitterness, warming rhum-like alcohol in the end. Considering this is filtered and pasteurized, I don’t think it is very useful to cellar it for an extended period of time. So in its youth, this is a Christmas pie kind of beer, spicy, sweet and lush, with the dash of alcohol adding warmth. Decent winter warmer and indeed a good example for those who want to get to know the traditional English old ale style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (790) - SWITZERLAND - SEP 30, 2015
Dark clear ruby color with little foam. The smell is heavy with licorice and hints of strong red wine. The taste has a mild mouth feeling, but is quite heavy. A lot of ancient licorice. A little bit like a heavy stout without all the coffee. Appropriate aftertaste.

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