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Robinsons Old Tom With Chocolate / Chocolate Tom (Bottle)

Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
Bottle: Pasteurised.
Originally labelled as Chocolate Tom. Label was changed to read Old Tom With Chocolate circa 2011.
Old Tom with chocolate is an indulgent rich combination of Robinsons’ award winning Old Tom and the finest cocoa. It is a superior full bodied strong ale filled with the flavour of ripe malt and velvety smooth chocolate teased together with an inspired touch of Madagascan bourbon vanilla.
Chocolate Tom is a deliciously indulgent addition to the Old Tom range, with a recipe developed by Robinsons and the renowned chocolatier Simon Dunn.
With a distinctive ’natural’ milky sweet chocolate palate balanced by underlying hop and roasted malt characters, Chocolate Tom is a superior, rich and warming speciality beer with a dark mahogany colour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 7, 2016
2009 vintage - Chocolate Tom. Bottle from Tucker’s Maltings, Newton Abbot, Devon.
Into a tulip at cellar temperature. Muddy brown with a big ol’ yeast pack that settles to the base of the glass. Head is a good inch of tight off-white foam but fades rapidly. It’s mellowed on the nose (tried this fresh at the maltings in 2010). Hints of madeira and roasted walnut, rich timber and vanilla, and just a breath of milk chocolate. Chocolate icecream palate with ample savoury fruit mince not picked up in the nose. Woody and nutty in the finish with a lightly acidic tang and astringency that’s developed. Body is smooth, yet light and oddly sits quite heavy in the finish. The carbonation very soft to almost still. A hint of dark chocolate bitterness in the very depths. Alcohol is all but non-existent. Bready and doughy from the yeast but otherwise drinking deliciously. A pleasing brew at this age. By memory the 2010 bottle was a little one-dimensional towards chocolate. Lovely with a bit of age! (33cL, BBE 04/12)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Blueshawk (392) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2016
- dunkelbraune Farbe mit leichter, schnell zerfallender Schaumbildung - leichte Noten nach Vanille, Kakaobutter und viel Malz - Carbonisierung ist mir für diese Art von Bier eine Spur zu hoch - der Antrunk ist säuerlich-malzig mit einem guten Schuß Hopfenbitternis - in der Mitte kommt die Schokolade dann ganz leicht zur Geltung - leider ist der Körper bereits hier etwas zu schlank - dies verstärkt sich im Abgang zu einer leichten Wässrigkeit Fazit: Keine schlechte Sache, aber im Ganzen leider etwas zu wässrig

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lokis333 (409) - Biržai, LITHUANIA - SEP 12, 2016
Clear deep chestnut brown with medium tan foam. Aromas of chocolate, sweet cocoa, truffles and tooffe notes. Palate, light body with lightly oily but thinish texture leaving smoky finish. Taste is sweet-ish with notes of very tosted brown bread, charcoal and cocoa. Overall, drinkable but for me it reminds too much of burned toast and I am not a fan of burned toast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
limbonicartbeer (39) - - SEP 11, 2016
Cerveza color café rojizo corona de espuma mínima. Al olfato se perciben notas a caramelo y chocolate. Al paladar se perciben notas a tostado, caramelo con un final a chocolate que perdura. Conclusión cerveza ligera poco espesa muy recomendada si prefieres cervezas dulces ligeras y el sabor a chocolate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Satyroneto (322) - BRAZIL - SEP 7, 2016
Cor de mogno, brilhante e cristalina, com presença de bom perlage no centro do copo; espuma marfim de baixa formação e alta permanência, sem lacing. Aroma intenso e muito agradável de chocolate ao leite e caramelo torrado. Sabor inicial maltado de caramelo e chocolate com meio levemente tostado, finalizando com amargor agradável. Retrogosto amargo. Corpo médio aveludado e média carbonatação. Uma English Brown Ale muito equilibrada, lembrando uma bitter. Altíssima drinkability

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
anzoanzo77 (76) - SLOVENIA - AUG 20, 2016
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2016 Dark amber colour, with no head. Aroma is the same as taste, chocolate and some whiskey. Very pleasant aroma and taste. Very low bitter aftertaste. Overall really great easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
I_LUV_BEER (196) - - AUG 17, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 330ml bottle. Pours dark brown clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is vinous and slightly sour, prunes, chocolate and hint of molasses. Taste is caramel, grass and chocolate notes. Thin to medium body with lively carbonation. Pleasant and refreshing, very quaffable without being overwhelming on the sweet side. Lovely!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Steffan (67) - WALES - AUG 16, 2016
Slight chocolate aroma with little head and no lacing. Dark amber hue. Taste is pleasant bitterness with slight chocolate coming through ring at the end. Slight fizzyness on tongue and roof of mouth. Pleasant beer but not remarkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kita (1914) - Koper, SLOVENIA - AUG 14, 2016
Bottle, 0.33l. Clear dark brown color with medium creamy tan-like head and sparkling appearance. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and vanilla. Taste starts sour bready and grassy, follows by mild sweet roasted malt and chocolate, even some medicinal notes present, mouthfeel is dry, while finish is medium bitter. Light to medium body, slick texture and average carbonation in palate. I would prefer more creamy and less grassy brew, but that’s old ale...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sumo234 (44) - Postojna, SLOVENIA - AUG 12, 2016
Clear dark amber brown colour with a creamy white head. Taste of chocolate in cocoa. Very drinkable with sweet in lightly bitter aftertaste.

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