Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, - JAN 8, 2013
The best thing with this beer was the reading on the backside of the bottle. Sour and alcohol....

Rhombic (145) - Elx, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2017
Pours dark caramel, lovely tan head, deserves 4/5 beyond doubt. Aroma of caramel, malts, honey and dates. Lovely hoppy ending for such a smooth beer: dark malts prominent and a black tea to coffee flavour note before the aromatic hop ending. No hop bitterness. Oily with a medium-full body. Delicious.

radassace (381) - SCOTLAND - SEP 3, 2017
330ml bottle. Pours dark mahogany with a beige head. Nose is malty cake, molasses, prunes, figs and some Christmas dried fruits. Very silky going down. Taste is molasses, brown sugar, prunes, figs, some spice and some Christmas cake. Good bitter, licorice finish. What is weird is I get no inclination that it's 8.5% !! hugely drinkable and absolutely fantastic.

Maits (556) - ESTONIA - AUG 25, 2017
Dark brown beer with nice beige head. Aroma is chocolate, raisins, alcohol and caramel. Medium body. Taste is nice chocolate, bitter burnt caramel, Aftertaste is a bit alcoholic and bitter. Overall nice enjoyable beer.

MBlessing (1390) - Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 19, 2017
Dunkles Bier schaum Ok, im Geruch malz etwas Karamell, im Geschmack auch malzig Karamell leicht würzig dazu angenehm herb, ganz ok

DrNosha (2516) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - AUG 17, 2017
330ml Flasche. Dunkelbeaunes glänzendes Bier, wenig Schaum. Trockenobst Alkoholduft. Antrunk auch alkoholisch. Malz und Trockenftüchte. Etwas Bitternoten. Geht so.

flemmingwillum (1228) - Nysted, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2017
Rating #1216, flaske fra Boxbeers. Flot, meget mørk, rødbrun øl, med lille råhvidt skum. Aroma med masser af ristet malt, brød og lidt lakrids. Aroma minder om en kraftig dunkel. Smagen har også masser af brød, karamel og let lakrids, samt en masse trænoter. Alkoholen skinner lidt for tydeligt igennem, hen mod en kraftig bitter afslutning, men den holder trods alt også 8,5%. Blød og kalkagtig mundfølelse og relativt tyk med afdæmpet kulsyre. En ok øl, men jeg havde nok forventet lidt mere.

coil (91) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 2, 2017
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2017 330ml bottle from Waitrose. Very dark brown colour with beige head. Big raisin and vinous fruits, dark fruits, Christmas pudding, booze.

commonshawn (1297) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2017
12oz bottle. Brown with small white head. Syrupy nose with alcohol. Lots of raisin. Sweet. Thick and sticky. Tastes almost like a Belgium quad. Not what i expected. Good.

klukas (309) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUN 10, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into English pint glass. Appearance: Brown colour, very small rising bubbles, medium head. Aroma: Chocolate liqueur, alcohol, caramel. Palate: Medium body; light carbonation. Taste: Chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt; bitter and alcoholic aftertaste. Overall impression: Good and tasty, but too much alcohol notes.

PilsnerDoctor32 (337) - madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2017
Botella 0,33L Color rojo muy oscuro,marron. Espuma fina,de color cafe,no muy alta, media resistente.Aroma- malta, caramelo,frutas secas,pan. Sabor fino dulzor combinado con amargor firme, chocolate, malta, frutas secas. Postsabor amargor prolongado y chocolate.Con cuerpo!

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