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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: 245   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1675) - Koper, SLOVENIA - FEB 5, 2016
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear dark brown color with thick creamy tan-like head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of grass, ginger, caramel, chocolate and dark fruits. Taste starts with moderate sweet caramel, follows by roasted malt and sweet ginger, mouth feel is spicy, while finish is moderate bitter. Medium body, oily texture and average carbonation in palate. Although I’m not a ginger fan, this one is still surprisingly good...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sarpa (1209) - FINLAND - DEC 28, 2015
Bottle, 33cl, thanks Pekka. Pours clear dark amber, small white head. Ginger. beef stock in the aroma. Sweet, caramel, ginger in the flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikkopen (978) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
330 ml bottle. Clear dark reddish brown colour, thin white head. Aroma of ginger, with some sweet fruity and malty notes. The flavour is sweetish malty, with toasted and fruity notes, and a heavy dose of ginger. Nicely spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
drpimento (2771) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2015
Could be worse, I guess. Anyway, nice large foamy head. Aroma is ginger over toffee an minerals. Flavor’s similar to nose, with tang, sweet standing out. Lingering sweet in finish along with a bit of ginger. Good body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
indrekr (250) - ESTONIA - DEC 4, 2015
Aroma: ginger ( what else to expect?), alcohol, bread, caramel. Appearance: brown, clear, tan foam, diminishes very fast. Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour. Palate: medium body, oily feel, lively, finish creates sensation of itchyness but i guess thats what ginger does. astringent, interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerViking (3602) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2015
Bottle, deep brown with a spicy syrupy nose. Warming and dry-sweet with a big ginger note. Malty yet hot, with well judged spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (8508) - 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 (7434) - 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 (946) - 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 (859) - 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...

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