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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 686   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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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2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BenOver (71) - - JUL 4, 2014
Pours dark brown with no head. The smell is nothing special and is strongly yeasty. Taste is very full at first bit then a sour aftertaste kicks in, that ruins the beer for a second there. The good thing is the aftertaste quickly diminishes and you can enjoy the rest of the beer. Cheers


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Toomio (193) - Joensuu, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2014
Aika viinakas, tumma tuote. Vahva aromi, jossa paljon, jopa kilo, sokeria. Paranee lämmetessään.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (729) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 20, 2014
darker brown pour, wonderfully vinous aroma and flavor with notes of chocolate and loads of dark fruit, toffee and a teeny tiny bit of blacl licorice. Boozy in a good way. Warming finish. Glad I finally tried this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejr (141) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - AUG 18, 2014
Fin rødbrun farge med et beige skum. Aroma av malt, moden frukt, karamell og sjokolade. Smaken følger aroma, men får her litt brunt sukker i tillegg. Lang ettersmak

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheRatKing (114) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Any beer that puts ’World’s Best Ale’ on the label gets my attention. Rarely is it good attention. Still, Old Tom looks promising - pours a near-black ruby colour with a frothy off-white head that looks in no hurry to go anywhere. Aroma of dark malts and chocolate, some coffee. Flavour is rich, nice bittersweet chocolate, toasty malts, biscuit, very pleasant finish. Not the -best- ale in the world, but I concede that Old Tom is a damn fine contender for the title.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElectroMod (119) - - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle from Asda, Queensferry. Pours a dark brown/ruby colour with a thick off white head. Aroma is caramel, malt and fruit. Taste is brown sugar, caramel, cherries, with a yeasty finish. Medium carbonation, and a sweet bitter aftertaste. Impressive find amongst the usual drivel in Asda I’d say!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (286) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours auburn with a light head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and sugar. Taste is cherry, caramel, chocolate. Delicious, rich. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2085) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle from Asahiya. Pruney, sugary nose, with slight spice and some alc. fumes. Medium-dark brown color. Very fruity initial, apples, dark fruits, light tobacco, licorice, small amounts of chocolate. A light saltiness is apparent in mid palate. Medium body. The salt note is not particularly welcome. But this beer is quite ripe and rich, with thick flavors. A nice little sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JacopoDeola (10) - - JUL 29, 2014
Bottle 33 cl at home. Brown with amber head not persistent. Smoky and caramel aroma, bittersweet peaty taste and final. Great one.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
jingo27 (3) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 20, 2014 does not count
A brilliantly smooth dark ale. Hits you with caramel and honey with a oats / malt finish that lingers!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matstrange (64) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Looks like a porter but has a more sweet finish to it than you’d expect. A definite hint of caramel/chocolate gives this some character. Pours as black as the night with an off white head. Watch out though at 8.5% this packs a real punch!


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