Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 872   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4137) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
330 ml bottle from my friend from Aberdeen. Nose is bigtime bubblegum, golden raisins, and a flowery note. Clear brown with a small beige head. Flavor is light toffee, a little roast, and a tiny bit of bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrumpy369 (526) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 29, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2016 Bottle at hopaholic. Deep brown, almost black colour, small white head. Small bubbles. Nose is molasses, light matallic notes. Taste is malty, roasted, medium bitterrness. Nice dried fruity taste, shame its a little bit overshadowed by its metallic taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
midovark (608) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - NOV 22, 2016
0.33 l bottle. Pours deep brown with beige head. Roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, fruity and alcoholic notes in aroma. Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and even some hops in taste with long, coffeeish finish and warm mouthfeel. Medium bodied, softly carbonated. Nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ipabr (193) - Somerset, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2016
Ear wax, liquorice and malty doormat. I like cats but think old tom has been adding his own flavour to his territory/brewery. Not my thing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (2315) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2016
has all the usual flavors you expect from a beer like this, but they all work. Great palate, some great sweetness too. Wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Antzrhere (96) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Pours dark brown with red tinge. Little or no head. Strong aroma of dark fruit and port. Taste is intense malty, sweet dark fruits, licorice, spice, caramel and port like finish. The alcohol amd sweetness make this a great winter warmer, but balanced. A great example a strong English ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TychoJames (1118) - rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2016
Flaska systembolaget. Mrkbrun vtska. Doft av mrk sirap, pple och rostad malt. Ltt knckig smak med kavring och sd. Besk och lite torr munknsla

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1984) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pours very dark brown with creamy, slightly beige head. Aroma of leather, red wine, some toffee, pear, port. Taste of leather, liquorice, roast, dry wood. Moderately bitter with very soft carbonation and a long somewhat bitter woody finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
artemb (725) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - OCT 8, 2016
Dark brown, almost black, opaque, strong beige head. Aroma: oxidized, leather, mature wine. Moderate to light sweet with subtle grassy bitterness. Flavour: roasted notes, mature cheese, mushrooms, some earth. Finish is slightly spicy and hoopy with light alcohol notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Luneylane (59) - Taipei City, TAIWAN - OCT 7, 2016
A bottle from Jasons near NCC Uni., drunk at home. Aroma: very powerful, filled the room [well, nearly...]. Vinous, port wine. Appearance: clear, very dark ruby, tan head dissipates quickly. Palate: full-bodied, long finish. Mouth-feel is flat. Taste: port wine predominates, very fruity, alcohol is well-hidden. Well-balanced, but I would have liked more hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alebarasi (42) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - OCT 4, 2016
Black, cola-like color. Slight ruby hue to it. Medium cream-colored head. Quick carbonation. Light body and lacing. Sweet wet wood/earthy aroma, with hints of sweet caramel, molasses, dark fruit (plums), cola and roast. Taste: intense and strong earthy, nutty, bready aroma, with dark fruits cueing the palate. Very smooth with dense malts. Warming aftertaste gives it a character. Delicious beer indeed!

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