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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 880   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4166) - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorgosh (470) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2017
Gud bevare drottningen. Shr bra kan det bli om dina understar brjar brygga rejla, alkoholstarka, malttunga ales istller fr ynkliga bitters. Vldigt vlskapt maltkombination med mnga dimensioner av frmst karamellmalt och en aning kola eller mjligen mjlkchoklad. Den hga alkoholhalten gr stor nytta den hr gngen och str inte ver huvud taget.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
martpez (151) - Norwich, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2017
Silky smooth in the mouth (As such a strong ale should have) deep malts sharp clean hoppy aftertaste. Lots of toffee flavors in here. Strong but but not overpowering. Really lovely hard to find such a good beer for such a reasonable price!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmzl (308) - SLOVENIA - FEB 6, 2017
Well developed caramel specter with hint of chocolate, esters, light alco warmth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Orange_times (249) - UKRAINE - JAN 16, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2017 0.33l bottle. Pours very dark ruby colour with light brown head. Aroma of dark bread, caramel, raisins. Highly bitter, medium sweet, no sourness. Full body, thick feel, medium intensity marzipan bitter aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puredelusion (345) - Lviv, UKRAINE - JAN 16, 2017
0.3 bottle. Pours dark ruby color with medium off-white head. Aroma of malts, toffee. Flavor is medium sweet, light to medium roasted bitter. Finish is medium long and roasted. Medium body, lively carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SvanteL (437) - SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2017
Vackert mrkt rubinrd, medelstort skum. Doft av russin, plommon i madeira, mandelmassa, aningen eldighet. St, fyllig smak med russin, mandelmassa, fruktstman balanseras av en bra beska som blommar ut i eftersmaken och sitter kvar lnge och s lite madeira- och portvinstoner.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ritzn (1107) - GERMANY - JAN 2, 2017
Brown ruby with little beige head. Aroma is marzipan, roast, toffee, dried figs, a hint of smoke. Deep and complex. Taste is well balanced everything: Chocolatey sweetness, some bitter roast. Spicy finish with raisins. Full body, very smooth. I love it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeorgePratt (65) - Stockport, Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2016
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2017 Bottle from Robinsons Visitors Center. Aroma of licorice, coffee and malts. Pours a dark red with a very minimal sandy head. Coffee, burnt malts, chocolate and treacle in taste. Bitter, warming, metallic finish. Ive recently re-tried this and its excellent.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scrumpy369 (647) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
midovark (745) - 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.


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