Robinson’s Old Tom Strong Ale

Robinson’s Brewery, Stockport, UK

Old Tom is a legend amongst ales.  First created by the Robinson family in 1899.  It is a wonderfully warming dark ale, with aromas of dark fruit and a palate booming with ripe malt and hops.  Not surprisingly Old Tom has won almost every brewing accolade including being voted The World’s Best Ale.  

8.5% ABV

Brown in color with a nose of malty sweetness.  Sweet on the palate, but not cloying.  Good malty base which holds up well under the sweetness.  Simple and very drinkable.  We believe this would be a good winter beer to curl up with by the fire.  Also, this would make a good dessert beer.

Would we have it again?  Yes, but probably not until after the weather has cooled off a bit…


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