Brewery: Robinsons

Origin: Stockport, England
Style: Strong Ale
ABV: 8.5%

A classic brew dating back to 1899. It’s a heady winter ale full of dark, rich flavours of chocolate, caramel and malt. 

The branding has morphed from a rough sketch of the brewery cat (presumably the inspiration behind the name too) to this latest incarnation.

Claiming to be the officially world’s best designed label (yeah sure it is) the artwork  features various stretching and sitting cats and a patchwork of different pattern fills to make up the old fella’s face. It’s kind of odd and a bit overworked and underwhelming all at the same time. Sorry chaps, I guess I preferred the turgid honesty of original.


A project by Richard Heap
A graphic designer from Stockport, England