Robinson’s Old Tom Strong Ale bears the legend ‘The World’s Best Ale’ on the label. To be fair they did earn that accolade at the 2009 World Beer Awards. But as the old saying goes; ‘Doctors differ and patients die’! I had it with some pulled pork. Note to self, in future check the ABV before supping with food. You can learn from my misstep and enjoy this one on it’s own. The beer pours a deep dark brown. When you hold it up to the light it has a ruby hue. The smell and first tastes are predominately fruity. The Goldings hops temper the sweetness of the chocolatey malts nicely. The verdict? Definitely not Tom Cat’s Pee but I would not go as far as the world’s best, instead suffice to say it’s a very good ale indeed!
This is a good one!
I just did a side by side of Toms Chocolate and Toms Ginger but I am sad to admit I havent yet had Toms Original. I, like yourself, enjoyed it but also think it falls a bit short of being the best.
Chocolate and ginger, I would say the chocolate would work best in the winter and the ginger in the sunmer… I haven’t had their ginger beer yet but the chocolate is not bad… of course you would need a winter and I don’t think you get those! 🙂
Danke – I will 🙂
You will try it?
I’ll do my best!
Ah. .good man! 🙂