Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 715   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnyt (45) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cimbasso (192) - - NOV 24, 2014
From a 33cl embossed bottle. A very deep brown with amber head. Rich aromas of roasted malts, raisins, chocolate and coffee. The taste is also complex, with a mixture of flavours that are very mouth-filling. Chocolate, prunes, raisins, liquorice and leather are all there and plenty of hop (Goldings?) flavours also. Long dry finish dominated by coffee and hop flavours. ’The World’s Best Ale’ is says on the label. Mmm...certainly an English Classic....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ctiry (73) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 23, 2014
Dark reddish liquid with creamy head. Nutty to fruit aroma. Taste of roasted malts and some heavy red whine. Little sour. I enjoyed the aftertaste more than drinking the beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oleguerito (1) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 17, 2014 does not count
Smells like iron and some piece of cloth to dy dishes with. Looks brilliantly dark, bottle has charisma. Taste uberheavy in the beginning, then drinkable and then very fine. Worth it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mithe (922) - Opava & Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 13, 2014
(Bottle 0,33l)
Aroma : Sweet, fruity, light chocolate, light cherries in rum, light wine-like.
Appearance : Clear brown color. Minimal light brown head.
Taste : Medium sweet, light sour, fruity, light alcohol.
Palate : Medium-full body. Sticky texture. Bitter, light warming finish.
Overall : Sweet, warming, unusual.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
azzie (294) - - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle 0,33l. Dark brown reddish liquid with beige average head. Full body, medium carbonation. Medium bitterness, sour, light sweetness. Aroma of dried plums. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
minutemat (1823) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2014
330ml bottle from Sainsburys. Pours a deep ruby, almost black with a persistent light beige head. Aroma is light liquorice and caramel, continuing to the taste with sweet molasses, raisins and chocolate malts dominating. Some strong alcohol warmth, perhaps a little too much. Still.. enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Taboada (373) - Compostela (Galiza), - OCT 30, 2014
330 mml bottle tasted on October 2013. Clear dark brown colour with a fazy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, malts and sugar. The taste is basically chocolate with malts, low bitter and medium sweet aftertaste. Carbonation is low to medium and a full body. The alcohol is well hidden with the intense chocolate. Next one please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (3989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 29, 2014
330ml bottle from Asda, Dunbar. Pours clear dark brown, thin, short-lived off-white head. Aromas of sweet chocolate and raisins, light booze note. Taste is toffee sweet, light spice. Sweet, warming finish. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ItyMeuh (20) - Danderhall, SCOTLAND - OCT 26, 2014
One of the best 'supermarket' beers you can get in Scotland. Sweet, hidden alcohol. Worth a try. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
christhoel (168) - chesterfield, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - OCT 22, 2014
Pours a deep ruby color. Aroma is kinda of winy with hints of chocolate. Flavor is fruit. I can taste prunes,plums and pears and licorice Goes down quite smooth and warm. For the amount of alcohol in this(8.5ABV) it is hidden in the flavor.

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