Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
Cask; Regular.
Named after Robinsons’ brewery cat, Old Tom is almost as old as the brewery itself. The legend began in 1899 when the old brewery cat, Tom, basked in sunshine whilst the head brewer sketched him into immortality.
This superior dark ale is recognised, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most famous strong ales, winning some of the industry’s most prestigious awards including World’s Best Ale.
In recent years Robinsons’ Old Tom has been named by CAMRA as Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain no less than three times at the National Winter Ales Festival.
Old Tom is dark, rich and warming with a cherry brandy like colour and character. This strong ale has a booming balance of ripe malt, and peppery hops combined with roasted nut and chocolate flavours with a smoky richness. A distinctive deep port wine finish with bitter hops balance complemented by heady, vinous aromas of dark fruit.

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simontomlinson (724) - Blackburn, Lancashire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2017
Beautiful creamy head stayed on a dark chestnut coloured body. Medium to thin bodied. Soft on the palate. Rich, warming tastes of malt, demerara, coffee & dark spirits. Lovely sipper.

sokuzs1 (1701) - POLAND - AUG 4, 2017
Backlog. Sample. Caramel, malty, toast, nuts, cereal, some red fruits. Medium sweet, light bitter.

alelover3000 (5) - Bedford, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2017 does not count
Dark beer with a fruity aroma. Flavour has malt and hop in it but the fruit comes through. Strong and dark.

MrBishop (79) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2017
UPDATED: APR 30, 2017 First beer of the day at Reading Beer Festival. Pours dark ruby with thin tan head. Little in way of aroma. Quite bitter but plenty of dark chocolate in there. Goes down like wine.

john44 (3510) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2017
Cask. Amber Brown. Malty; roasty malts, caramel, chocolate notes. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; spicy hops. Alcohol strength not obvious. Sweet malty fruity throughout. Long malty fruity finish. Liked it. Good stuff. (2008)

redders1974 (1733) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
Half on cask at the Healey almonds sherry caramel lovely new years eve sipper.

Cunningham (8581) - Halden, NORWAY - APR 6, 2016
Nice tasty sipper.
Deep ruby color with a thick tan head. Ok intensity in the aroma. Medium + body and a softish carbonation. A bit sweet, yet mellow and balanced. Toffee, dried fruits and a bit vinous.
[On tap at The Brewery]

alliance100 (1193) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Draft at Gravity Tap House - pours a deep amber with thin off white head . Potent aroma of dark fruit with a bit of tobacco . Taste is similar with some chocolate notes and a moderately sweet finish . Very good . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

ianwelby (1593) - SCOTLAND - JUN 26, 2014
Dark beer with a thin head and a fruity aroma. Flavour has malt and hop in it but the fruit comes through.

allmyvinyl (11326) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 18, 2014
Cask at The Black Horse, Preston. Pours clear mahogany with a thick just-off-white head. Aromas of burnt sugar and fruit cake. taste has more of the same, initally a sugary-boozy hit, but the light bitterness builds to a balance, and a clean finish. Lovely stuff.

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