Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 878   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Bottle: Filtered and pasteurised.
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chiswick (159) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2012
Dark brown colour, no head, a coke like appearance with bubbles on the sides of the glass. Aromascape is dark and fresh: dark bread, rye, liquorice, grapes, dark fruit, dough, earth, tobacco, dark coffee, toffee, cream. The taste enhances the darker cream tones: sweet overall taste. very balanced and full of character. carbonation could be slightly less aggressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PaulW (105) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2012
An old favourite! Probably overlooked these days, but still a decent beer. Pours a dark ruby with a light tan head which disappears to a thin lacing. Nose of chocolate and prunes, and the dark fruit motif carries through to the taste, which is dark cherry and raisin. Vinious creamy palette with a little bite from the hops, which also lend a pepperyness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
goatboy (12) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
Not being available in Vancouver or possibly North America, I found this one in Paris and brought it back to share with friends. The Pour is a deep ruby red with a light tan head that disapated quickly, Aroma of figs, caramel & toffee. Taste, dark fruit, caramel, spice, roasted malt & port. Light carbonation and a definite warmth from the alcohol in the finish. This is a tasty strong ale & very easy to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
kerenmk (4572) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle, thanks beerandbeyond. pours dark brown, almost-opaque. lively tan head. cocoa, cherry-port nose, tastes like kiddush wine - overly sweet. almost flat, long, sweet wine-like finish, medium body. currently unavailable where i live and definitely not a big miss.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Erasmus_ro (2718) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2012 Bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a small, brownish head. Aroma is caramel, dark fruits, dates and figs. Taste is also caramel, but also bready malts, ripe & dried fruits, prune. Slightly herbal and flowery finish from the hops. Palate is fairly full. Drank during an extended power outage. Great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (4683) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2011
330 ml bottle bought @ Systembolaget and consumed on December 22. Pours dark chocolate brown with a big rather fizzy off-white head that dissipates while Smell is malty sweet with dried sweet fruits, some alcohol, vanilla and molasses. Taste is sweet with dried fruits, liquorice root, hints of white pepper, burnt sugar and orange zest, Finish is slightly sweet, slightly bitter and slightly metallic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7355) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Bottle. Deep brown/purple color with minimal head. The nose is fruity - cherries, ripe fruit, candied chestnuts. Some port alcohol present too. The taste is nice, earthy and sweet. The finish is hot. The body medium/full, long finish. Remains quite drinkable. Nice, not overpowering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rosenbergh (11132) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
330 ml bottle. Finland.
Dark brown colour with small light tan head. Dark malt, syrup, dark fruits, marzipan and alcohol in aroma. Flavour is even darker. Mild hoppiness, dark malt, dark fruits, mild coffee, alcohol and maybe hints of sherry. Warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hermod (6863) - Vantaa, FINLAND - DEC 17, 2011
33cl bottle from Alko. BBE 04.2013. Poured dark amber with a frothy head. Aroma of marzipan, caramel and dark fruits. Flavour mostly dark fruits, toffee and toasted malt, maybe hint of alcohol towards finish, warming. Complex, very tasty beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2072) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Bottle 330ml, from King&Godfree. Exceptional malt-driven flavours. Aromas of chocolate, caramel, alcohol, and butter. Taste is sweet and lightly bitter, with very long length. Palate is creamy, and full bodied. Dark brown, with a frothy head.

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