Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 887   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hrabren (1173) - Zagreb, - NOV 24, 2012
Botlle from Ambrosetti, Berlin, Germany. Very dark with orange tint. Aroma of black berries, chocolate malt and some alcohol. Slightly sour, wine-like, fruity, spicey, very tasty. Lively mouthfeel, full body. The best ale Ive tasted so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gabrieldraco (6) - Panama, PANAMA - MAY 8, 2017 does not count
Una cerveza oscura, fuerte, seca, se siente amarga, y tostado, lo amargo es como a chocolate ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MasDen (341) - Mogilev, BELARUS - MAY 4, 2017
Aroma: dark caramel, fruits, light bourbon notes. Appearance: dark red with small white head. Taste: Alcohol, fruit, malt, burnt malt and small bitterness in finish. Palate: Medium body, light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros IX (300) - Hertford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2017
A lovely opaque colour in the glass and a small head. The taste was quite overwhelmingly molasses and treacle, but there was still an underlying bitterness of burnt malt and some hops. The mouthfeel was thick and oily and I am still trying to determine if I liked it, or found it slightly unpleasant. It was a good beer, but it wont go on the repeat shopping list.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
efeesse (533) - Praha, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 29, 2017
Beer with dark color, dark chocolate style, medium body, medium bitterness, some volume of foam, average carbonized, (bought a 33cl bottle in Tesco supermarket @ OC Eden, Praha, CZ).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ascelja (1379) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 8, 2017
Bottle. Dark red to brown, small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, berries. Taste is sourish- bitter. Alcohol, berries, dates, lot of caramel. Medium body and carbonation, alcohol is disturbing.
Not very good...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rotin (1383) - Neratovice, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2017
Bottle 0.33l. Cloudy, dark copper to brown colored. AROMA- dark caramel, dark fruit. FLAVOR- neutral, lightly bitter, alcohol, dark bitter caramel. Fuller bodied.
One dimensional caramel taste. I dont like this type of beer very much.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lazucarpcarpatingsMeister7 (47) - BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - MAR 30, 2017
Kad isprobava neko pivo - mnogo je dobro krenuti sa minimalnim očekivanjima. Tako sam i ja otvorio ovo pivo sa mislima na ono čokoladno istog imena i proizvođača - bilo je bez veze. Ovo je druga priča. Duboka i tamna crvena boja - skoro crna. Odlična. Aroma također. Ni traga od ovih 8,5% alkohola. Mnogo keksa, mnogo ljenjak karamele. Ukus - vratio se sav onaj alkohol koji je ostao sakriven. Tijelo - bogato. ao mi je samo to nisam ispio pivo na nekoj minus temperaturi. Grije. Tople preporuke za narednu zimu.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorgosh (488) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
martpez (197) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
tmzl (310) - SLOVENIA - FEB 6, 2017
Well developed caramel specter with hint of chocolate, esters, light alco warmth.

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