A puuurfect little tipple

This is one of our favourite slurps here at Balck_inc. Not too many though it’s a hefty beer and at 8.5% you know when you’ve sunk your second.


Named after Robinsons’ brewery cat, Old Tom is almost as old as the brewery itself. It is recognised, both nationally and internationally, as one of the most famous strong ales, winning some of the industry’s most prestigious awards including World’s Best Ale.

In recent years Robinsons’ Old Tom has been named by CAMRA as Supreme Champion Winter Beer of Britain no less than three times at the National Winter Ales Festival.

The old tom website has some great graphics see them all at the Old Tom Site

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For any budding brewer there’s a process page where you are shown you a virtual guide of the brewing process – good luck if you fancy your chances Replicating Old Tom.


You can get your hands on some from their online shop or if you only fancy a couple of bottles you can get it in Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s