Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 870   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, - MAR 21, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2007 Tasted 20/03/2006. 330ml bottle from Rumble’s, Wellington. Dark crystal toffee notes dominate the nose, with vanilla sweetness, subtle gloding hops and deep alcohol notes lurking. Lovely dark red colour with diminishing tan head. I’ve seen pictures of this beer, darker and with a creamy white head, that have a lot more appeal (doctored?). Nice toffee and fruit notes in the the mouth, a little peppery through the middle. Medium weight and mild carbonation. Very mild bitterness. Superb, and very smooth, alcohol warmth lingers. Tastes like a 4+ type of beer that’s just been comercialised to a point that’s lost it’s edge.

DrNosha (2401) - 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 (1218) - 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.

coil (70) - - JUL 2, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2017 330ml bottle.Very dark brown with beige head. Big raisin and vinous fruits, big alcohol notes.

commonshawn (1269) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 23, 2017
12oz bottle. Brown with small white head. Syrupy nose with alcohol. Lots of raisin. Sweet. Thick and sticky. Tastes almost like a Belgium quad. Not what i expected. Good.

klukas (288) - Rijeka, CROATIA - JUN 10, 2017
Enjoyed: Poured from a bottle into English pint glass. Appearance: Brown colour, very small rising bubbles, medium head. Aroma: Chocolate liqueur, alcohol, caramel. Palate: Medium body; light carbonation. Taste: Chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malt; bitter and alcoholic aftertaste. Overall impression: Good and tasty, but too much alcohol notes.

PilsnerDoctor32 (278) - madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2017
Botella 0,33L Color rojo muy oscuro,marron. Espuma fina,de color cafe,no muy alta, media resistente.Aroma- malta, caramelo,frutas secas,pan. Sabor fino dulzor combinado con amargor firme, chocolate, malta, frutas secas. Postsabor amargor prolongado y chocolate.Con cuerpo!

LoZioSpino (36) - Roma, ITALY - JUN 5, 2017
Dal colore rosso cupo, sviluppa un aroma di frutta matura e dolce, con particolare riferimento a datteri e fichi secchi. I profumi sono di carruba e liquirizia. al gusto prevalgono i forti sapori tostati di caffè e caramello. il finale ricorda il Porto.

kalkone (29) - BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2017
Une bière forte. Avec des arômes prononcé de cuits, de céréale, de caramel et de terre.

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

MasDen (394) - 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.

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