March 27, 2013 by 250 Beers
Last week saw my journey into beer step up onto another milestone. My unique beer listing topped the 400 mark.
My youngest son, Tom, celebrated his first birthday recently so it seemed fitting that my milestone beer was Old Tom by the Robinson Brewery of Cheshire in England.
At 8.5%, Old Tom is a strong, traditional robust ale that is everything that I remember from an aged recipe from the north of England. There are hints of spices and subtle coffee notes as well as an underlying fruity smell – maybe raisins? In terms of taste, it juuuuust slides down. It doesn’t taste anywhere near 8.5% but it’s very drinkable with just a small nutty aftertaste. It got a 4.0/5.0 from me
I poured the beer into my new boot beer glass and, seeing as Old Tom was named after a cat that lived at the Robinson Brewery in the 1890’s, I’ve named my photo ‘Puss in Boots’…