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

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RATINGS: 106   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (12482) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 14, 2008
Bottle, bought at Cockneys, Aarhus. Pours a beautiful, deep, chestnut brown with a fine, frothy, off-white head. Sweetish aroma with lots of caramel, some roasted malts and a fruity edge with some red berries. Lowish carbonation, fine mouthfeel. Flavour is a bit weak, compared to the aroma. Some light roated malts and chocolate with a subdued hoppy dryness. Quite drinkable.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hawthorne00 (3850) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2011
Bottle. Deep brown with a coat of beige head that disappears. Aroma of singed toffee, nuts, stewed fruits, a meadow. Taste has stewed fruit, toffee, chocolate, some floral/ herbal note. Rather flat and thin - bottle says brewery conditioned, not bottle conditioned - and not quite mouthfilling. Nice spiced chocolate finish. Suspect that bottling has ruined this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (44033) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2011
From cask at Bree Louise. Pours dark brown to black with a small to no lasting head. Aroma is dark malty and roasted. Roasted dark malty, liqourice and breadish. Sweet and toffee malty to caramelsh. Ends dry and bitter with a slight spiced dark malty note. Ends Bitter and distinct malty into the finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerhunter111 (19859) - PCastle, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Ins Glas ergiet sich ein kupferfarbenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch rstmalzig, nussig, wrzig, leicht alkoholisch. Geschmack rstmalzig, fruchtig, wrzig, Karamell, nussig.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ogivlado (7699) - Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 18, 2017
Bottled 500ml. -Brownish coloured with red glare, small off-white head, whiff of caramel in the nose. Toasted malt, caramel, light dried fruits and weak hops with rather flat bitterness in the finish. Rather usuall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 3, 2005
Bottle. Brown colour with a small baige head. Light roasted malty plum aroma and taste. Medium body and a sweet finish.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 29, 2005
Dark ruby with small ligth bron head. Aroma has hints of roasted malt and sweetness. Bitter sweet taste with some roastedness. Nice and smooth

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2006
Bottle. Dark brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma was fruity and malty. Taste was quite enjoyable; some sweetness, liquorice and fruit, as well as a fair dash of chocolate. Could have had more bitterness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marsiblursi (3076) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2007
(Bottle) Pours deep dark red. Light roasted, dry-ish aroma with with some fruits and bitter cocoa. Dark malt flavour with some raisins. Light sour with a dry finish. Medium body.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Estarriol (5) - ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2010 does not count
Bottle as part of Hogs Back christmas pack Aroma - Powerful, sour malty chocolate with alcohol aftertone. If this tastes as good as it smells, Im in for a treat. Appearance - small but creamy and persistent head over a deep, deep amber brown. Pleasant. Taste - ...sadly doesnt carry through from the aroma, quite. Too sour for my tastes, sour and bitter dominating the pleasant chocolate and malt undertones. Pleasant enough, but I wouldnt seek it out. Palate - Thin and watery, a disappointment.


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