Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 680   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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   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenOver (52) - - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (1986) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya. Pruney, sugary nose, with slight spice and some alc. fumes. Medium-dark brown color. Very fruity initial, apples, dark fruits, light tobacco, licorice, small amounts of chocolate. A light saltiness is apparent in mid palate. Medium body. The salt note is not particularly welcome. But this beer is quite ripe and rich, with thick flavors. A nice little sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JacopoDeola (9) - - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
Bottle 33 cl at home. Brown with amber head not persistent. Smoky and caramel aroma, bittersweet peaty taste and final. Great one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jingo27 (3) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
A brilliantly smooth dark ale. Hits you with caramel and honey with a oats / malt finish that lingers!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matstrange (59) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Looks like a porter but has a more sweet finish to it than you’d expect. A definite hint of caramel/chocolate gives this some character. Pours as black as the night with an off white head. Watch out though at 8.5% this packs a real punch!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (7280) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear dark amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, vinous, dried fruits, hint of yeast, caramel and hint of chocolate and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long yeasty, malty, slightly warm and grassy finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fajry (433) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 16, 2014
Fľaša. Tmavo hnedá, až čierna farba. Nahnedlá pena, rýchlo padla. Vôňa sladká, pražené slady, ľahko karamel, hrozienka. V chuti sladkosť na úvod, karamel, hrozienka, pikantnosť - koriander? Telo stredne plné, ľahká nasýtenosť. Veľmi piteľné.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Iznogud (630) - CROATIA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml from supermarket in Zagreb. Pours brown amber with white head. Malty sweet. Hints of chocolate and coffee but thin and watery. Alcohol isn’t really subtle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sjohnh (126) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2014
Dark brown, no lasting head. Medium body, low carbonation. Boozy, malty nose with dried fruit. Dark chocolate, cherries and prunes in the taste. Lasting bitter finish. A great English ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saintjulien (100) - - JUL 8, 2014
cereal, nuts, black, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, average carbonation, long finish

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