Tooheys Old | Tooheys Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tooheys Brewing
Australia
tooheys.com.au

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#43,177
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
91
pDev:
17.27%
 
 
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3
Gots:
9
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0
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Photo of RichardLeahy
3.7/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

From 375 ml bottle. I rarely see it on tap in Queensland. L. Hard to see but appears appropriate, dark with modest head. S. Coffee, dark grain. T. A little hint of chocolate but otherwise coffee, dark grain and a little smoky. Dry but not bitter finish. F. Light for the colour and taste but not overly carbonated. O. My favourite everyday Australia dark ale, although challenged these days by White Rabbit Dark Ale which is becoming more readily available.

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Photo of BucBasil
3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of travelguy
3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wil986
3.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Ahh, Tooheys Old. It's this or Carlton Black for me when at the pub. Nice and mild dark flavours, not overly hoppy but certainly a good roasted flavour. Probably better off tap than in the bottle. I am biased, it is my favourite macro beer.

For me it is a better balanced beer than it's Victorian rival.

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Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jeschaefer
3.18/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of m_dorling
3.74/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Great value dark beer!

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Photo of Andrewharemza
3.85/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tooheys Old is a robustly flavoured Ale made with top fermentation Ale yeast. The beer is lightly hopped, and gets its darker colour from black malt. Fruity Ale-like esters blend well with subtle hoppiness, hints of coffee and chocolate to deliver a pretty good beer.

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Photo of JackieKu
2.67/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Andrewziggy
2.45/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

Very watery nutty smoke and earth

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Photo of SmashPants
3.9/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Format: a standard 375mL brown stubby with the traditional Tooheys macro label.

Appearance: pours a very dark brown tending towards plack with ruby-brown highlights against the light. A small tan head pops up before settling to a thick cap. Decent lacing.

Aroma: the aroma is roast coffee, some cocoa, a touch of caramel and earth. Decent.

Taste: once again the roasted malts up front with nuts, smoke and that earth on the palate. Really rather nice.

Aftertaste: bitterness comes from the smoke, nuts and malt on the finish. Not too dry either - easy to drink.

Mouth feel: I wouldn't consider the feel follows the English Dark Mild formula - it is lighter and with a much higher carbonation. It suits the Australian climate perfectly. I'm not sure it would be such a hit in colder climates however.

Overall: this is definitely one of my favourite 'every day' dark beers, along with Carlton Black. They are both an Australian take on the traditional English styles - similar characteristics, but with a lighter body and higher carbonation to make them easier to drink in a session, and more refreshing in the Australian heat. I really would consider them more an excellent version of a dark lager than an English Dark Mild. Decent price too at AU$45 a case of 24 x 375mL. One of my favourite pub beers is a Tooheys Old / Tooheys New black-and-tan. I will say I do prefer Old on tap rather than in the bottle, but good nonetheless.

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.1%

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3.6/5  rDev +9.1%

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3.24/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of emincems
3.22/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +21.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Tooheys Old from Tooheys Brewing
Beer rating: 3.3 out of 5 with 91 ratings