Brewed at Hambleton

Style: English Strong Ale
Malton, England


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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.
NOTE: Following the closure of Malton brewery in 2004, all Suddabys branded beers have been contract brewed at Hambleton, Brown Cow or Cropton. However it not always clear which beers are currently brewed where.
Suddabys award winning Auld Bob is a rich dark full-bodied ale brewed with a combination of two hops and the finest English malt to produce a full flavoured and unique ale.

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   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 19, 2011
[500ml bottle, The Bottle, York] Dirty brown pour with a bubbly white head that reduces pretty quickly to almost nothing. Bitter malt aromas, almost cheesy nose. Rich deep flavours of stone fruit backed up by a tobacco bitterness. Alcohol in evidence on the finish, which is quite harsh and bitter. Not great balance to this one maybe a bad bottle looking at the other ratings [17062008]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tombyars (1650) - Saltcoats, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2012
First tasted this at the Paisley Beer Festival in April 1997. Cask, gravity dispense. Clear dark ruby in colour with a thin white head. Slight whiff of chocolate powder in the sweet malty aroma. Creamy texture to the mouthfeel and good lacing. Dark malts give a moist maltloaf base with molasses, dates and syrupy raisins. There is a slight dusty hop presence in the short aftertaste but this fades fast. Finish is malty with warming rich vinous notes of sweet sherry and treacle toffee. An excellent English Srong Ale and highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dalle (1145) - Skrping, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2005
Bottle, the Cockney pub. Labelled SUDDABYs Auld Bob. Dark red-brown with a thick pillowy beige beige head. Nice lace. Dark malts in the background and plenty of hops (resinous, grapefuity). Long, highly bitter finish. Medium to full body. More "arrogant bastard" than old ale. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 20, 2006
What a great ale! Chocolatey coffee nose and initial flavour. Pours dark ruby with little or no head. Taste is stunning - rich but fresh at the same time, with a balance of dark notes and sweet berry fruit all finishing with a lightly bitter caramel malt. One of the nicest english ales Ive had in a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobBestwick (877) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2003
rich malty aroma, porter-like appearance, fruity, rich malt flavours, very full body, fairly dry finish, v good strong ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUN 23, 2003
Stale aroma, rich ruby colour and decent head. Earthy taste with fruit hints.

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