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Old Tom Strong Ale with Chocolate | Real Ale Review

Robinson’s Old Tom Strong Ale with Chocolate
Brewed in Stockport


In its stubby brown bottle, Old Tom looks fairly humble. The winking ginger cat on the front however, gives us a fair idea that this ale is going to be a bit naughty.

And naughty it is.

Like a fine gentleman with a beard, Old Tom is velvety, rich and smooth. The taste of chocolate follows the deep taste of ale and is bitter, but is balanced with the sweetness of Madagascan vanilla; It’s like having a Magnum ice-cream with your pint of ale. Oh, go on then! 

The perfect and must-have addition to any half-decent steak and ale pie, Old Tom’s Strong Ale is as it says ‘strong’ and full-bodied too.  Marinate your steak in this bad boy and you’ll be drooling with each bite.

It says ‘winter treat’ on the bottle. Bollocks to that; this is an anytime treat!


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