This is the first beer from Frederick Robinsons I have had. It is called Old tom and I swear I did not buy it just because it has a cat on the front. It is quite strong at 8.5%. It pours a dark brown and there is very little aroma, perhaps a little dried fruit.
The taste is all dried fruit, malt, a little woody and a port finish. Surprisingly for a strong ale there is little in the way of sweetness and it is refreshingly bitter. This beer is surprisingly simple, it is not a complex brew at all. I think that is a strength in this case but there are many strong ales I would rather be drinking. It is a sold strong ale but Ola Dubh it is not.