Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 725   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2012
11.2oz. bottle served in a Celebrator glass. Poured a deep reddish brown with a finger of light tan head. Fruit, molasses and a light hop aroma. Nice and malty with more molasses, caramel and some dark fruit. Fair amount of carbonation. Medium bodied. Hoppier finish than I would have expected from a British beer. Nice example of a British Old Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjsint (927) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle, gift from somewhere. Dark chocolate brown with a bit of khaki head. Simple aroma of chocolate malt with a hint of sarsaparilla. Taste is sweet and malty like an alcoholic Milo. A hint of bitter hop surfaces at the end. Good balance on the finish. Not a particularly exciting beer, and like the cask erosion I was expecting a bit more at 8.5%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darioklc (541) - Karlovac, CROATIA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a dark ruby color with a off white head that fades to bites of lacing. Taste of malt, caramel, trace of chocolate and spices. Mild bitterness and quite clean with a bit of lingering spice. Moderate body, smooth with a unique rich flavor that is enhanced as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11095) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Poured a dark clear brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hub66 (172) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 18, 2014
Couleur brune; pratiquement pas de mousse; odeur fruitée, vineuse; goût malté avec une légère amertume; les 8,5% se font très dicrets

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
islay (1253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2014
11.2 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-17-14. Pours dark brown with a slight maroon hue and a small amount of beige head. Nice color but I would like to see more head. Tangy, bready aroma emphasizes English yeast. Clay and Play-Doh scents. Not so appealing smell. Bready taste features a licorice flavor as well as burnt prune. Bitter, plummy, toasty. Flavors of red grape and artificial grape. Somewhat bitter, medicinal, licorice-like finish and aftertaste. Not my kind of beer but not offensive. Medium body. Utterly forgettable palate effects.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Giochaurand (93) - FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with low head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and mushrooms. Full bodied with notes of spicy and roasted nuts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanoi (462) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2014
Stunned to find this is unrated. Nose is very malty, slight licorice, very nutty, light dark fruits. Taste is malty, very fruity with plums, berry, raisins, leading to a touch of chocolate. Mouthfeel a touch thin. I don’t know if I’ve changed or the beer has, but it’s not really the Old Tom of my youth, I need to have it again on draft. It’s a decent old ale, nothing more. NB They need to knock the unattributed to ’World Best Beer’ thing on the head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
killroy (64) - BULGARIA - DEC 7, 2014
Dark brown color with creamy brownish head. In the aroma fruits, chocolate, caramel may be. Taste of malt and chocolate again, light sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1804) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle at work courtesy of Matus. Pours deep brown color, beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jukkar (14) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2014
caramel, earthy, woody, dark brown, minimal head, light sweetness, salty, lightly bitter, full body, flat, long finish. Very nice and strong ale. I liked it.

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