Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.98/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
Cask: Seasonal - Autumn.
Hops: Goldings.
"Premium Dark Ale"
Introduced in 2001 at 4% abv with Goldings and First Gold hops, has been released occasionally since, and by 2010 was using only Goldings hops and had become a 4.2% Autumn seasonal.
Ingredients: Barley Malt (Pearl), Crystal malt, Chocolate malt; Goldings.
"Full flavoured mahogany coloured dark ale with aromas of nutty malt and fruit esters. This complex and deeply satisfying beer has a sweet toffee and roasted malt palate complemented by a creamy richness normally associated with strong ale. "

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Pyrmir (5528) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
On tap at O’Connors. Clear golden with white dense head. Aroma malty, bread and slight grass. Taste is nice and clean, bready malt, slight toast, light hay ad grass. OK

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tombyars (1589) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2012
Tasted this in the Last Post, Paisley (JDW) in April 2010. Cask, handpump dispense. Crystal clear amber with a thin white head. Good creamy texture to the mouthfeel and good lacing. Malty aroma with crsip green apple evident. Pale malts give a rich spicy maltloaf with juicy raisin fruit. Spicy hop resins compliment the malt well in the aromatic aftertaste. Sweet syrupy mango notes present in the malty finish. A cracking session Old Ale and knocks the spots off Tit for Tat anyday. Well recommended.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (6983) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 29, 2012 Cask at GBBF 2011. Amber colour with an off white head. Malty nose with some fruity tones. Caramel and toffe flavour, with a lot of fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thomat (3371) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2011
Amber with a small, off white head. Fruity and malty tones. malt, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice, fruity after taste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (23044) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2011
Cask @ Cleveland Arms, Bayswater W2. Pours a an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with some weak hitns of dark fruit. Fruity malty caramel flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty caramel finish with hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleManTom (195) - Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2011
Dark brown with a small white head. Instant aromas of toffee, flavour of nutty malt and more toffee. Very creamy, quite rich and very easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2011
Sun Hotel Lancaster Cask - Dark copper colour with a thick tan head. Nut malt and coffee smell. Smooth and watery, Taste of grape, grass smoke, and peach. The peach is very distinct. A little bitter on the aftertaste. Went down easy. I liked it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (18527) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2011
Cask at GBBF 2011, Day 3. Pours amber with a small, off-white head. Ripe fruits and light toast in the nose. Medium sweet flavor, good semi-dark fruit character. Light bodied with fine carbonation. Mild sweet finish, ripe fruit sugars. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - SEP 6, 2011
Evening session at GBBF ’11, second day. One-third pint, cask. Nice appearance with its clear mahogany coloured body. Smell of raisin with fruity notes. Taste profile consists of grain, toffee and dried fruits. Mild spiced bitter end. Has got its moments (London, 03.08.2011).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 28, 2011
Cask (GBBF2011, Thursday)
Lovely sweet apple aroma, smells almost like an old ale, honey too. Good rich malts, sweetish, touch of husk bitterness. Hoppy bite too. Solid old ale, great that they’ve made this at this strength.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 5

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50