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Brewed by Hogs Back
Style: English Strong Ale
Tongham, England

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Seasonal - Chritmas. Year round bottle conditioned.
First brewed shortly after the foundation of the brewery, OTT is a very rich, dark ale. We use 4 different malt styles - pale, crystal, chocolate and malted wheat - each of which has a unique character. Local Fuggles hops added at various stages during the boil enhances the beers depth. Old Tongham Tasty is named after the village where we brew in a farm on the edge of the Surrey Hills. Its complexity drinks like a festival of different tastes on the tongue - at least thats how it was described after a lengthy sampling session.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheJestersBeer (2429) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2011
500ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy, dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas are mostly roasted malt, chocolate, spices, some hops, yeast. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness, balanced CO2. Malty, roasted, spicy taste, lots of chocolate and spices, cinnamon, hops, earth, faint smoke, against a solid malt and alcohol backbone. Not bad. (2011-11-19)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Cask at GBBF 2009, 4th August 09 & also at the Bricklayers Putney, 5th Oct 09. Ruby dark brown with some white head. Strong initial flavour of blackcurrant cordial and then a rich caramel & honeycomb taste. Full, slightly oily palate that coats the mouth. Better to have a half than a full pint.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 19, 2006
Poured from the bottle, dark brown with a filmy tan head. Strong vinuous aroma, dominating some fruit and malt in the background. Some vinuous qualities in the mouth as well, the malt is definitely chocolate, with some tarty fruit in there as well. This is very good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
Bottle conditioned. Near black with a slimish creamy beige-ish head. Aroma is sweet slightly roast malt and dark fruit. Taste is the same, plus some nice hops in the finish. Very smooth and creamy, medium to full bodied. Very well put together ale; really excellent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle from the brewery shop. Sampled alongside a nice beef stew with dumplings. Pours with little carbonation and no head. If Hogs Back are really going to bottle condition they need to prime the bottles first, as these almost flat ales might turn bad, even if they are quite delightful when fresh. Very dark ale with hues of red. Aroma is sweet and fruity (banana) with a touch of roast and apparent alcohol. Flavours are sweet and nutty with banana like esters. Notes of chocolate, roasted malt. Smooth, lovely. A bit oily

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Lunkie (1919) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - OCT 19, 2008
Sweet malt hop aroma. Dark brown chocolate colour with poor head and lacing. Bitter malt chocolate flavour. Thin palate.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
olliejobbins (1578) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
500ml bottle. Pours almost black with caramel coloured head. Smells of coffee, chocolate and figs. Barely any carbonation. Tastes slightly of coffee and chocolate. Bitter and sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
OllieBBommel (1531) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2013
[email protected], 500ml. Head: beige foam, shrinking fast. Colour: clear dark brown. Aroma: hops, roasted malt. Taste: hops, bitter-sweet. Palate: dry, medium bitter-sweet finish, low CO2. Overall: very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Bottle. Nice malty aorma, some roastyness. Brownish colored beer, small off-white head. Good malty flavor, roast and some good smokyness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sharkydodson (1445) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 8, 2014
intensive caramel and fruity aroma... full body... the taste of caramel malt, dark fruits toast with shades of spices... aftertaste is dry with some sweetness...


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