Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 770   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Bottle: Filtered and pasteurised.
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
undercurrent25 (1578) - Barnton, Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2010
Has a strong malty and chocolatey aroma, smooth yet bitter aftertaste, can’t really taste how strong it is, not the kind of thin g I’d drink again though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tomer (2131) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - OCT 9, 2010
0.33L bottle, stable thick brown head, quite clear deep brown colour, aroma of lightly roasted coffee and cola, aroma of bread with touches of vanila pod and dried fruits, strong woody bitterness, a touch coarse, sour and touch bitter aftertaste. A bit dissapinting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rand (1297) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 7, 2010
Bottle 50 cl from Slijterij van Bergen in Eindhoven (NL). Dark red brown beer, with fugacious foam. Sweet aroma, malt-toffy, herbaceous with alcoholic key. The taste is pleasant, greedy, winey and caramelized. Fruity notes, Christmas pudding, molasses with nutmeg and dark fruits. A full beer, spiced, alcoholic, warm and solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (7038) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2010
330 ml bottle. Rated @ 4.6.2010.
Pours a dark brown colour with a small beige head. Caramel malts and licorice dominate the aroma. Flavour of caramel malts, syrup, licorice and honey. Medium bodied with a lingering bitter finish with mild fruitiness. Pleasant old ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Despotis (222) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - SEP 25, 2010
Redish dark brown with lacing biege head.Taste alcohol,chocolate,dark fruits,coffee,wet wood.Nice smooth palate.Good drinkability.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle: dark fruits, dried fruits, dried banana, dried apples, nutty notes, sugared nuts, caramel, raisins, port, sherry, weak coffee notes, some alcohol, in the flavor pretty the same plus some meaty notes, weak woody notes, weak cardboard, light bitterness.some light floral notes, dry-sour finish, enjoyable and complex beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2985) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2010
330ml bottle. Pours really dark brown with a medium head. Aroma is caramel malt, plums and some alcohol. Taste is malt and dried fruit. Was expecting a bit more to be honest. However, it is really full bodied. Hides its alcohol, although there is some burn on the finish. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (8324) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 8, 2010
Bottle. Deep brown color with a big beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, some dark fruits (prunes, raisins), a bit of chocolate, sherry and alcohol notes. Sweet malty flavor with some fruitiness and a nice roasty, slightly hoppy drier finish with a bit of alcohol in the back. Medium-full body. Lacks a bit of depth and body but still pretty tasty and easy-drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle 330 ml
Aromamedium rich nose , old ale feel , smooth alcohol, dark malt , molasses , hint of vanilla with oak , light caramel.
Appearance brownish with garnet hue shown. Medium off tanned top.3+
Flavor and Palate : medium full bodied. Rich fruity malts , plums, leaf foliage. Mid with warming feel , smooth and clean. Touch of plum finishing. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClubGonzo (4611) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2010
Pours a deep coppery body with a small off-white top. Nose is truly delightful: strong caramelized wooden syrupy tones blending elegantly with subtle notes of booze, dark malts and honey. Taste is caramel, cookies, oak and hints of port wine in the aftertaste, without ever being too sweet. Delicious and complex, Old Tom is a classic old ale from the British Isles.

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