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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 813   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (4023) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 17, 2012
330 ml bottle from my friend from Aberdeen. Nose is bigtime bubblegum, golden raisins, and a flowery note. Clear brown with a small beige head. Flavor is light toffee, a little roast, and a tiny bit of bitterness.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hauxe (168) - Butzbach, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2016
Claims on the bottle to be the world’s best ale. Pours dark and tawny into the glass with a dirty tan head that rapidly exhausts itself. Smell is portwine, malt, and wet ink. The smell changed after some time in the glass, with the ink (thankfully) disappearing, and some chocolate notes appearing, but with the fruity portwine remaining dominant throughout. Taste is lightly bitter, with a fruity sourness, and with a bit of spice. The tongue follows the nose and there are strong portwine undertones here. Warming. Finish is dry, long and bitter. Despite an awkward start this settled into a most agreeable and pleasant brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Don2711 (307) - - JAN 30, 2016
Fruit dates taste. Great strength and lovely lacing. Old type of beer in a bottle but very enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TaxiDriver (1640) - Stadland, GERMANY - JAN 24, 2016
A nice malty smell, light sweet. The head is small, white and creamy with a normal duration. The body is black. A bitter taste, malty, light medical. The body is medium strong, very creamy with a soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Turtles (1191) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 23, 2016
330ml bottle from Systembolaget Hornstull. Clear dark ruby red. Two fingers, thick and long-lasting beige head, leaving only some lacing. Strong booze and vinous aroma, chocolate, dried fruit and bread. Smooth and dry mouthfeel, mildly carbonated. Rich and strong, malty and vinous taste, dried fruits, dark chocolate pralines, molasses, red wine. Dry, woody and boozy finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
frnicolson (3) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
Bottle at Home - Loads of Malty Dark fruits on the nose and on the Palate. Full body, medium to long finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SeniorZozo (602) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 20, 2016
A clear dark ruby beer with a big foamy head. Sweet aroma of roasted malt, nuts, molasses and spices. Taste is bitter with a strong finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1630) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 16, 2016
Old Tom has a thin, cream-colored head, some scattered lacing left on the glass, and an opaque, red-brown appearance, with noticeable tight bubble streams and tan chunks suspended throughout. The aroma is of dates, sweet fruit cake, strong, bready malt, and a touch of chocolate. Taste is the same, and the mouthfeel is high medium. Old Tom finishes on the wet side. Smooth, though. RJT

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pedro_Pinho (44) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 13, 2016
Clear dark brown liquid. Roasted malt and caramel aroma. Taste is rather sweet with a bitter finish. Good beer overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamTheBarrel (703) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - JAN 6, 2016
330ml brown bottle poured into a smifter glass. Appearance is clear dark brown with a medium sized tan thick frothy head that. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, maple syrup, toffee and nutty notes. Flavours of caramel, syrup loaf, chocolate, toffee and nutty notes. Taste is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied, slightly sticky texture and average carbonation. Robinsons Old Tom is a style typical goold old ale, a bit too sweet for my taste, but that was expected from the style.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thellgren (608) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 2, 2016
0.33 l bottle from Alko. Red/Brown colour, OK head. Aroma and taste is mainly ginger. Hot ginger. This is very nice dark strong ale. You can’t really taste the ale because of ginger.


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