Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 878   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2012
11.2oz. bottle served in a Celebrator glass. Poured a deep reddish brown with a finger of light tan head. Fruit, molasses and a light hop aroma. Nice and malty with more molasses, caramel and some dark fruit. Fair amount of carbonation. Medium bodied. Hoppier finish than I would have expected from a British beer. Nice example of a British Old Ale.

FireGlider (679) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2017
Light brown color without head. Burnt malt with some hints of dried fruits, sweet taste with bitter sweet burn malt aftertaste.

Hrc_Cro (606) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 20, 2017
0.33l bottle. Clear dark amber color with snall beige head. Aroma of burnt malt, caramel, whiskey and wood. Taste is bitter from burnt malt and little sweet.

dorain (519) - Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 2, 2017
Aus der Flasche im 2017-09 getrunken. Irgendwie eine leicht gehopfte Mischung aus ein Bitter mit leichter Frucht und ein paar Röstnoten eines Porters. Nicht schlecht.

zacgillbanks (5446) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2017
Bottle from Sainsbury's, Team Valley, Gateshead. Very dark brown-ruby coloured with a thick white head. It has a wine like aroma, with dried fruit and plum flavours, hints of burnt toffee and caramel followed by sherry on the finish. Very good.

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 (412) - 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 (564) - 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 (1445) - 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 (2576) - 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 (1229) - 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.

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