Robinson's Old Tom Strong Ale | Robinsons Family Brewers

Robinson's Old Tom Strong AleRobinson's Old Tom Strong Ale
BA SCORE
3.82/5
147 Ratings
Robinson's Old Tom Strong AleRobinson's Old Tom Strong Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Robinsons Family Brewers
England, United Kingdom
robinsonsbrewery.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mora2000 on 10-12-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,661
Reviews:
47
Ratings:
147
pDev:
14.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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11
Gots:
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Ratings: 147 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of Kirk
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of petluo
2/5  rDev -47.6%

Photo of Djspectral
2.24/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Very traditional and old school design of the bottle looks very nice and stylish in hand but the beer itself has a cocacola-like look, it feels good and creamy in mouth, has a very interesting smell but the beer has a veeeery bitter and aromatic heavy taste which I did not enjoy at all :(

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Photo of BogBoyJD
2.25/5  rDev -41.1%

Photo of grapetonix
2.57/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Super dark, clear amber with many bubbles. This is good.

S: Weak. Some tones of coffee and walnut but that's it.

T: Surprisingly weak and watery considering the ABV strength. Not bad, Tastes walnut and some bitter hops but once again, too weak!

MF: Quite harsh, but this is not said in an entirely bad tone. Some harshness is unavoidable with alco strengths like this. Unlike cheap strong lagers the aftertaste is not metallic nor unpleasant.

O: Nah, didn't work out for me. Not a horrible beer but this price and alcoholic strength makes me crave for more.

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Photo of AnchorsAndAxes
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of salvo
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours murky chestnut brown under a khaki head. Red highlights in a dark brown beer. Very strongly and richly malts with a significant peppery alcohol burn. Very little hop character.

I dunno. I guess it's just not my thing. I'm hoping that the claim to have ben voted "World's Best Ale" happened long before I was drinking ale.

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Photo of CrazyDavros
2.8/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours dark brown with a small, fading head.
Nose shows stale malt, cardboard, golden syrup, port notes and bready malt.
Similar problems with the flavours, more stale and grainy malt. Over-the-top oxidised notes. Not many other flavours to distract from these flaws.
Too much carbonation threatens to overwhelm any redeeming flavours.

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Photo of DaveAnderson
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of thegerm87
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of bark
3.02/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

The liquid is clear; the colour deep wine red with a tint of brown (30 EBC). The low head quickly sinks down to a pale brown lid.

The smell is rich, nutty and a little roasted. Raisins, marzipan, and plums. Some smooth alcohol. Ripe raspberries.

The taste is quite dry and bitter. It is, to be honest, quite thin. Marzipan, nuts and some raisins. Somewhat metallic dry astringent flavours. They are overall raw and not very mature. The short aftertaste got notes of chocolate, marzipan, raspberry candy and beef stock. The finish is dry. No noticeable alcohol at all.

The carbonation is light, the bubbles small. The liquid is light and dry.

I remember this one as considerable richer and full-bodied. Goes well with dark chocolate, though.

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Photo of janubio
3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

500 ml. bottle. Dark colour, with a small off white head that vanishes soon, leaving a small lace. Smell of a damp cellar, chocolate, notes of caramel, red wine. Medium to light (too much light) body, soft palate. TAste of caramel, chocolate red grapes.

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Photo of Sailracer
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of TwiggyCZ
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Macamah
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boardymagic
3.4/5  rDev -11%

Photo of allergictomacros
3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Clear, dark ruby red with a quickly clearing head.

S - Nose is heavy caramel and fruit, dark sugar and heavy alcohol.

T - Big dark, caramelized sugars and muted apple. A little dried fruit, quite sweet and middling bitterness. Definitely on the boozy side.

M - Some heft in the body and a lively, short-lived carbonation.

D - Not really my cup of tea. A little heavy on the dark sugars for me, but if you like that sort of thing...

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.48/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a thin, brief, ivory-hued head.

Smell: A mingled of a surprising fruitiness of red berries, dates, cherry with sweetish malty accents of treacle, toffee, toasted biscuit tops. Also, some herbal, anise hints and a sniff of the alcohol.

Taste: A quick flush of sweet toffee and caramelized sugar with a lingering sweet-tart cherry fruitiness (with an additional handful of berries, dates). Faintly nutty, chocolatey. Herbal, leafy hops with a bitterness that melds to the alcohol warmth. A little licorice. A hint of soured treacle on the backhalf. Drying right at the last second of the finish.

Mouthfeel: Just a bit above medium-bodied.. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Quite decent. Would've preferred a bit more refinement and a slight, slight boost to the body for some desired chewiness.

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Photo of charlatan
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a dark brown beer with a red tint and relatively little head. The nose is fairly strong treacle. The taste is reflective of that, treacle, becoming sweeter after a while and then slightly more minty before a more bitter finish. Simple, but good.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of 1nf1n1te
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of LJWalker
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of kkmiller76
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of pin
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Robinson's Old Tom Strong Ale from Robinsons Family Brewers
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 147 ratings
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