Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 861   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.

jonnyt's rating

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnyt (47) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Fules (791) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - SEP 22, 2016
Kicsi, nem túl tartós hab, sötétbarna szín. Illata karamelles, pörkölt malátás, kissé élesztős. Kissé száraz, karamelles, fűszeres ízvilág, pici aszalt gyümölcsös beütéssel. Lecsengéskor némi kávé is előbukkan, kis alkohollal egyetemben. Közepesen testes, erősen szénsavas, enyhén keserű. Nem rossz, de azért van jobb is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoestring (357) - larkhall, SCOTLAND - SEP 21, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2016 Head doesn’t last so slipped a bit for appearance. Lovely fruit rich aroma. Same spice fruit in mouth . Was expecting more sickly alcohol kick due to other reviews but pleasant for strength. Chocolate in their . Nice. Alcohol warmth did come through towards end of glass.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Echon (366) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2016
Dark mahogany. Rich malt, molasses, dried fruit, chocolate, and a bit of spice and alcohol, characterise the aroma and flavour of this beautiful ale. Full and sweetish taste, with a dry and moderate bitter finish. Full body. Overall, a great old ale. It is tasty, and very well balanced. Harmonious even.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1751) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2016
Very deep brown body with a quite small, beige and long-lived head. Malty and strong aroma of lightly roasted malt, dark caramel, dark dried fruits and brown sugar. Strong flavour of dark dried fruits, lightly roasted malt and dark caramel. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste, long finish. Medium to full body, creamy texture, rather soft carbonation, pleasant vinous mouthfeel. A nice one!
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1 year before BB date, from Systembolaget Kungshamn, Sweden

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2895) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 8, 2016
A 2009 vintage; been sitting dormant in the cellar since being back from the U.K. Into an Old Tom tulip at cellar temperature. Low pffft as the cap releases. Perfect ruby hue up in the lights with excellent clarity but deep and dark otherwise. Minimal head but good, oily legs string the glass as it is swirled. Strong, pungent sense of caramelised plums on the nose. Madeira and fortified notes, sherry, Marmite™, kecap manis, dates in syrup and earth are in there giving it complexity. Dominant fruit on the palate. Plums and prunes, Merlot grapes and a little cherry acidity. Wood, earth and charred, smoky notes break it up. Good hit of bitter, burnt and savoury fruit mince notes on the palate and lasting in the swallow. Alcohol is well integrated. Carbonation offers height and boldness.but is soft enough to give it an oily, viscous feel even with a medial to light body. It is plump, full of life and fruity with a lovely balance of sweet fruit and acids.Very mellow and mellowing. A lovely slow sipper!! (33cL, BBE July 2012, Tucker’s Maltings, Newton Abbot, Devon, England)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sir__v (2049) - Lille, FRANCE - AUG 31, 2016
Bootle shared with bartom34 - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt, caramel and sugar cane. Strong alcohol boozy nose. Oak notes. Taste: medium/full body with caramel roasted malt notes. Caramel and boozy alcohol notes. Good attenuation and quiet drinkable. Aftertaste: roasted malt, caramel and alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badhack (517) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Pours dark with a tan head. Tons of floaties. Aroma of raisons and malt. Tastes of dark fruit, dark malt, caramel, burnt. A fair amount of earthy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sumo234 (32) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2016 Pours a dark body with a thin beige head. Dark fruity aroma. Caramel sweetness, small bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
anzoanzo77 (66) - SLOVENIA - AUG 15, 2016
Great dark colour. Aroma roasted malts with some fruits. Sweet at ther start and long bitterness, which suits aroma. Also, at the first taste i experienced interesting sweet and bitter taste changing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jawe (39) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2016
Dark. Aroma of grapes, burnt caramel with a faint whiff of burning alcohol. Nice. Tastes of sweet caramel and bitter coffee. Unfortunately the alcohol shines through on the tongue. Good, not great.

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