Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 886   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jonnyt (47) - USA - JAN 8, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with thick head. Juicy aroma of raisins and roasted malt. Soft taste, very smooth and doesn't feel 8.5%. Big round palate, really well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

unclemike (3177) - Junction City Kansas, Kansas, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Dark burgundy red, small biege head. Cherries, black chocolate with a light acidity in aroma. Heavy fruity aroma of cherries and sour raspberries. Strong notes of bitter, dark chocolate. Light oaky character in the finish. Surprisingly light bodied

jinroh (2365) - ESTONIA - DEC 3, 2017
Pours dark brown, not black but brown - with some matching beige foam on top. Nose has lots of camel, light sourish note to it, more sweet caramel with a bit of roast and some dried dark fruit sweetness. Taste has some light bitterness coming out at first, just for a moment before it succumbs to the caramelly sweetness that this beer is all about. Light roast, lots of caramel, burnt sugar and burnt rye bread toast. To be honest, not my favourite flavours - but in here, they actually are blending well together and succeed in forming a quite characterful mixture. Dry caramelly burnt sugar finish with a touch of tartness. Living classic.

deepdrinker (315) - Leeds, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2017 Quite a good little English ale . Pours amber with caramel , toffee aroma. tastes full body with hints of chocolate

JefVerstraete (3668) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - NOV 11, 2017
Bottle shared with tderoeck. Many thanks! Dark brown colour. Sweet nose of marzipan, brown sugar, chocolate. Some tart and metallic notes.

einherjar (474) - Rijeka, CROATIA - NOV 10, 2017
Dark color, medium beige head. Aroma chocolate, liqueur, caramel. Taste chocolate, dried fruit, alcohol warm, bitter finish.

mike80 (3) - - NOV 3, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2017 Appearance: dark over brewed tea - no milk! - classic British barley wine. Aroma: chocolates, cakey nose. Palate: sweet, though not cloying, dried fruits, prunes, figs, fight pudding? Some bitterness adds balance. Alcohol? Not much despite 8.5 pc. Overall: well balanced. Will be laying a few of these down. Could it be improved? Yes bottle conditioned, maybe add some Brett at the end.

chimpgibbon (560) - London, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2017
A touch harsh and over-fizzy, the booze and malts not quite gelling, but nice fruit notes and plenty going on between shifting dryness and boozy relief.

ianwelby (1531) - SCOTLAND - OCT 24, 2017
Clear red-brown beer, thin head. Odour is burnt toffee, malt and almost wine-y fruit. Complex malty base to it, slightly tangy fruit, burnt toffee again, a hint of chocolate in the finish which makes it feel a bit richer. Very drinkable... other than the strength!

FireGlider (706) - 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 (621) - 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.

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