Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Traditional Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 267   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oelbas (274) - - MAR 3, 2014
Brun med cremefarvet skum. Duften er fyldig og krydret med tydelig prg af ingefr. Smagen er sd og domineret af ingefr og peber med en varmende, brndende fornemmelse la chili. Eftersmagen er let syrlig men sd. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alebarasi (85) - Dobrova, SLOVENIA - APR 24, 2017
Dark brown/deep ruby color with large, beige foamy head. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, creamy lacing. Aroma of spicy ginger, hops, malts, toffee, spices. Taste is very gingery and moderately sweet, with accompanied aromas of dark fruits, dark bread, yeast, syrup, soda pear and some vanilla, licorice and alcohol. Unique and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (3000) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Bottle. Dark Reddish-Brown in colour. Very fruity (dark fruits) and Spicy (ginger & herbs). Malty (roast malts, caramel, toffee). Sweet fruity spicy throughout. Spicy ginger dominates. Very drinkable. (2008)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
midovark (808) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - FEB 2, 2017
Bottled. Dark mahogany colour with quickly disappearing head. I dont get much out of the aroma, only the ginger. In taste first comes the sweet ginger, followed by some bitterish notes. Sweet finish, light body and soft carbonation. Its like ginger was added to a bad ale to hide its flaws, but the original version is not a bad ale, so I dont really see the point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2981) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 13, 2017
2009 vintage - Ginger Tom. Bottle from Tuckers Maltings, Newton Abbot, Devon 2010.
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Misted, cola brown with ruby in the shallows and a few solid proteins that sink rapidly to the base. . Head holds quite proud; a beige film of tight foam. Medicinal, deeply herbal and spicy nose with prominent earthy ginger root still showing. Topsoil, stewed rhubarb and plum, twiggy bark, mace and nutmeg. First sip brought along a lot of liquorice and aniseed in all its earthly forms. Mild heat in the earthy and deeply malty finish from the residual ginger. No oxidation but good age and amalgamation of nuances. Green peppercorn, dark plum and roasted cacao root with a blend of Deutsche aperitif (indefinable) flavours that tickle the olfactories and reside long on the palate. Body has a treacly viscosity but doesnt seem heavy in the swallow. Carbonation has waned to leave it smooth to oily. Ill go against the grain on this one. This has aged dynamically after a good seven years in the cellar. Pasteurised or no, it was great drinking, and reminiscent of the best of British ales that I miss. Loved this one..., as a vintage!! (33cL, BBE 08/12)

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
beeracoon (511) - - DEC 20, 2016
330ml bottle. Small brownish head. Clear black colour. Very sparkly. Soft drink aroma. Strange taste. Dont like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CanCrusher (1057) - Ilirska Bistrica, SLOVENIA - DEC 4, 2016
Bottle 0,33L. Dark mahogany red color with average big, frothy, light brown head. Aroma of bubblegum, orange, pear, pepper, ginger. Taste starts light sweet, slightly peppery (but not overhelming), finish is light sweet, too. Taste of ginger is a bit stronger at the aftertaste, but still acceptable for me. Light body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Im not a fan of ginger beers, but this one is ok for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Antzrhere (178) - Blackpool, Lancashire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2016
Te original old Tom is one of my favourite beers, but this lacked everything that made it great. Thinner, less malty and complex and the ginger stands out too much (wheras the original blended all the flavours perfectly). No idea what made them make this 6% instead of 8.5%, but maybe ginger AND 8.5% ABV was too much. A decent beer just but nowhere near anything as good as the original

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (20634) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2016
Bottle at home in London - picked up at the massive Tesco near Hackney Central, I think. This beer has a BBE of April 2013, so it definitely is getting long of tooth; tonight is the night, then. Pours clear amber with a creamy, khaki head - you cant fault the appearance. Lots of spicy ginger in the aroma, along with some gloopy, ripe berries and hints of toffee. Medium to heavy sweet flavour, thick and chewy, with lots of ripe berries, creamy toffee, dense slices of holiday fruitcake. Medium to full bodied, viscous, with velvety texture and creamy carbonation. Sticky on the finish, certainly sweet, with lots more ripe berries, fruitcake, moderate ginger spice, some orange peel. Well, it is certainly an interesting beer. The sweetness prevents it from being very drinkable, but it is definitely a novelty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rusos (746) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 24, 2016
Bottle. Dark amber/brown colour, stable head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, lemon, ginger is not very forward. Taste is more of ginger, caramel, lemon, sweet and bitter. A bit too sweet for me. Overall not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ruigo (2706) - PORTUGAL - SEP 8, 2016
33cl bottle. Clear dark amber with a thin tan head. Ginger, bread and caramel in the aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is sweet with ginger and caramel notes. Overall, a warming beer.

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