Brewed at Hambleton

Style: English Strong Ale
Malton, England


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.49/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
NOTE: Following the closure of Malton brewery in 2004, all Suddabys branded beers have been contract brewed at Hambleton, Brown Cow or Cropton. However it not always clear which beers are currently brewed where.
Suddabys award winning Auld Bob is a rich dark full-bodied ale brewed with a combination of two hops and the finest English malt to produce a full flavoured and unique ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JonMoore (2052) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 10, 2006
Bottle. Very dark brown with a touch of ruby and a thick beige head. Excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet, chocolatey and malty with some brown sugar and dark fruit. I have to say, that tastes superb; sweet, roasted, caramel, brown sugar and dark fruits again with some nice hops in the finish, great smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2005
Bottle, the Cockney pub. Labelled SUDDABY’s Auld Bob. Dark red-brown with a thick pillowy beige beige head. Nice lace. Dark malts in the background and plenty of hops (resinous, grapefuity). Long, highly bitter finish. Medium to full body. More "arrogant bastard" than old ale. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2006
Dark brown with a few bubbles. Dark chocolate aroma, rather like a porter. A delicious sweet-sour fruit and chocolate malt taste with a full body and warm, dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1523) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2012
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 1997. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear dark ruby in colour with a thin white head. Slight whiff of chocolate powder in the sweet malty aroma. Creamy texture to the mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a moist maltloaf base with molasses, dates and syrupy raisins. There is a slight dusty hop presence in the short aftertaste but this fades fast. Finish is malty with warming rich vinous notes of sweet sherry and treacle toffee. An excellent English Srong Ale and highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobBestwick (734) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
rich malty aroma, porter-like appearance, fruity, rich malt flavours, very full body, fairly dry finish, v good strong ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (32188) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2004
A deep red beer with a huge brown head. The aroma is sweet chocolately, but also with notes of vanilla. The flavor is sweet and very roasty, almost burnt, and with a very dry end. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2006
What a great ale! Chocolatey coffee nose and initial flavour. Pours dark ruby with little or no head. Taste is stunning - rich but fresh at the same time, with a balance of dark notes and sweet berry fruit all finishing with a lightly bitter caramel malt. One of the nicest english ales I’ve had in a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3709) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 16, 2002
Bottled. Almost black-red in colour, moderate head and plenty of condition. Fruit and roast barley nose. Complex body with hints of licorice raisins toast and an underlying hop bitterness to prevent it from being too sweet. Becomes dry and winelike in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9271) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2006
Bottle. Very dark brown with a dense cream head. Aromas are roast malts with chocolate and lots of berry fruit. Flavours are sweet coffee malts followed by strong alcohol notes. Also has winter fruit with mollases. Smooth on the palate with a dry, warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8857) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown beer with a good sized white head, malty and ever so slightly hoppy in the aroma stakes. sweet roasted malty flavours with some fruit flavours present and good full body to this tasty ale. Very good beer indeed.

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