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Brewed by Robinsons Family Brewery
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 936   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle: Filtered
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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3.7
JorgeLee (2665) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2019 Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Very deep brown with a reddish hue, white foam. Strong warming malty goodness with a hint of treacle and a robust bitter finish. Very nice.

3.8
Flag08 (397) - - JUN 7, 2019
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2019 Bottle, 330 ml. Deep dark brown with a decent off-white head. Strong sweet caramel, chestnut, a bit of sweet coffee and vanilla on the nose. Creamy and heavy palate, milk chocolate + coffee, good balance, very long pleasent aftertaste. Classic!

4.9
topherwalk (184) - - MAY 27, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2019 THE BEST WINTER ALE IN THE WORLD. It's a bloody great ale this. My go to cold days ale. I'd move to the Antarctic just to drink this day in day out.

3.5
minihame2 (1291) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAY 9, 2019
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2019 Clear, black colour, little tan lacing. Malty, bready aroma. Flavour is dark, malty, some roastiness, slight cherry taste. Medium body, low medium carbonation, smooth mouthfeel.

4.1
Fisler (1327) - Bamberg, GERMANY - APR 20, 2019
UPDATED: APR 20, 2019 Schöne Flasche, in der Nase großartig, Weinbrand, Honig, Feigen, Datteln. Schön auch, wie sich das im Trunk fortsetzt, schwenkt mittig dann leicht ins nussig-erdige, Holzfass, durchgängige Süße, schön komplexe Klaviatur, tolles Ale!

3.6
Lubiere (16721) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2019
UPDATED: APR 11, 2019 A dark reddish-brown ale with a thick frothy lacing mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light vinous character, dark fruits and treacle, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with light butterscotch, alcohol warmth, light licorice, very nice. Bottle from Fairprice, Changi Jewel, 6.90$S.

3.9
LittleShit (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2019 330ml bottle. Pours a dark brown, a slight bleed of light at the bottom of the glass. A 2-3 finger tanned colour head with fairly good head retention. Aroma is subtly sweet with red fruits, plum and molasses and a small hint of coffee. The body is slightly less well rounded than I expected for 8.5% abv but this means it is deceptively drinkable. So, a fairly complex well built beer that lacks a little body. Enjoyable! Interested to know if it would age well.

4.3
grumpydoug (44) - - MAR 6, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2019 Mmmmmm, dark molasses, bitter chocolate with a liquorice finish. Suitably malty for such a strong stout / porter. Bloody lovely

3.2
Guaro (106) - - MAR 6, 2019
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2019 Color ebano scurissimo con riflessi ambrati, cappello beige. Profumo di malto, zucchero e ciliegina sotto spirito. Al palato malto leggermente tostato, melassa, spezie e un caldo finale alcolico marsalato per poi sfociare in un amaricante retrogusto. Un po’ disordinata e poco elegante quando prende temperatura.

3.7
tovesa (1883) - Pirkkala, FINLAND - FEB 22, 2019
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2019 Bottle 330ml at home. From Alko. Dark brown beer withtan head. Dark malts, dried fruits, resin, molasses, caramel, dark bread. Medium body, oily texture, average carbonation. Original rating 7-3-8-3-14 from bottle 330ml at home 2011-11-08.


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