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Robinsons Old Tom With Ginger / Ginger Tom (Bottle)

Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Traditional Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Pasteurised;
Originally labelled as Ginger Tom. Label was changed to read Old Tom With Ginger circa 2011.
Ginger Tom is a lively breed indeed, a subtle snap of ginger creates lovely purring warmth for those cold winter nights, or a refreshing summer beverage when served over ice.
Specially brewed using an infusion of Chinese bruised ginger root and botanical extracts, this warming speciality ale has a pronounced ginger and spiced herb palate complemented by a sweet roasted malt dryness and wonderful ginger after burn.
Ginger Tom is a richly flavoured dark oak coloured ale with distinctive aromas of peppery spice and sweet ginger.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (8085) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle shared, as Marks and Spencer Ginger Ale. Pours clear brown with a small tan head. Aroma of big ginger upfront with notes of pepper, overripe dark fruit, toffee and malt hiding behind. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Above light bodied with the ginger and pepper notes giving a spicy lightly hot mouthfeel and moderate prickly carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (7200) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 27, 2015
33cl bottle courtesy of Kermis. Thin ring tan head. Clear deep amber pour. Too much ginger for my taste

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dermi (894) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 6, 2015
33 cl, bottled. Pours clear dark red with a decent beige head. Aroma: Ginger, malt, dough. Taste: Sweet, ginger flavours. Dough. Some needles, spruce. Long ginger flavour. Palate: Light body, average carbonation. Ginger in finish. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sharkydodson (765) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - OCT 26, 2015
the aroma is full of ginger with some shades of caramel, citrus and hop... the taste is spicy with a predominance of ginger and notes of dark fruits, citrus, nutmeg and pimento... sweet, bitter and dry aftertaste...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sinte (435) - Udine, ITALY - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle 0.33L. Brown body with an average, frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting with some lacing. Moderate malty (roasted, some caramel) aroma with notes of spices and ginger. Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour with a long lasting sweet and light peppery finish. Medium body with oily texture; soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Camons (8432) - Hasselager, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, herbs, spice, sweet ginger, little licorice root. Flavor is light sweet, malt, caramel, herbal, mild licorice, ginger. Medium body, light oily mouthfeel, lively carbonation. Not bad for a ginger beer. 231015

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
bastarda (258) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 22, 2015
@multiboutique tasting. Wet Ricola Schweizerkräuter, old Pullmolls and other cough sirupy nuisances in the nose. Taste also is quite a let-down. Cloying Karamalz. Could be better when served with ice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (7701) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 5, 2015
bottled, thanks to mowbeer for sharing. amber to brown, somewhat hazed with a shortlived head; plenty of stewed ginger in the aroma, slightly stale; modest ginger heat, hints of caramel, a bit of a nothing finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fdomig (614) - München, GERMANY - SEP 17, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Aroma is indeed very spicy ginger, some caramel, malt. Appearance is clear to light cloudy with a fast decreasing brown-ish head. Taste is sweet and light sour. A bit licorice-ish. Stays for a while on the palate. Drinkable but not the choice for every day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Senka (964) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 16, 2015
33cl. M&S branding. Heavy ginger fizzy drink without major resemblance to the beer. Sharp and tangy. Heavily caramelized. Starts to burn your mouth in about 2 minutes after you try it - a tricky drink that is. Worth a try, but again - this has nothing to do with traditional ale.

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