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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 689   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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hrabren's rating

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hrabren (40) - Zagreb, - NOV 24, 2012
Botlle from Ambrosetti, Berlin, Germany. Very dark with orange tint. Aroma of black berries, chocolate malt and some alcohol. Slightly sour, wine-like, fruity, spicey, very tasty. Lively mouthfeel, full body. The best ale I’ve tasted so far.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Stout4stout (13) - neath, WALES - SEP 1, 2014
Strong, treacly, winey ale with hints of liquorice and plum. Not one you could drink all night due to the strength. A very nice treat on a cold winters night, (especially if sat next to a crackling log fire). A unique treasure amongst beers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (434) - CROATIA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle; pours dark brown with a tan head; has a sweet malt aroma with some toffee and dark fruits; taste is sweet with caramel, some malt, and dark fruits; finish dry with a light bitter chocolate aftertaste; pretty good one

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHult (223) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
Flaska från @msbrindbergs, stort tack! Mörkbrun vätska med stort ljust skum. Doftar choklad och karamell. Choklad, kaffe, karamell, malt i en härlig kombo. Alkoholhalten märks endast i värmen i bröstet. Smarrig

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 (809) - 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 (147) - 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 (287) - 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 (2097) - 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.


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