So, this is the beer I drank to do away with the taste of the disappointing Iron Maiden beer, and it comes from the same brewery that has given us the dismal Trooper. Old Tom Strong Ale does the trick in an instant, with the first sip the flavours from this dark-brown, almost black drink, exploding on your tongue. This rich, fruity beer is a complex ale that could pass off as a very light-bodied wine. The hops are very much present in this strong ale, and the drink gets sweeter and feels stronger with more sips. I would’ve had another Old Tom but the bar had Hoegaarden on tap and then I had to have a pint of the amazing Duvel.