Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 314   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
otornber (27) - FINLAND - AUG 26, 2014
A dark redbrown beer pours to my glass with a nice beige head that settles down to a nice foam cloud over the drink. The aroma is heavy with strong, sweet malts, sour cherry and a hint of chocolate. The taste is also heavily malty, bitter, a bit sour and does have a hint of chocolate with sweetness. The texture is a bit thin but with nice carbonation. All in all, I’d have preferred to have had the original, which is a genuinely great beer. It was a bit of a disappointed to me to see only this Old Tom in the beer shelf of the Lithuanian market I bought this from.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StuffWine (128) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
Poured a deep red cough syrup colour with loose beige head than vanished quick. Aroma thick of sweet malts and sour cherry. Taste a bold mix of bitter-sweet malts, moving to big dry woody finish that may pass for cocoa dust, but I can’t detect any obvious chocolate flavours. Palate watery yet moderate body due to carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (551) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
Poured from 330mL bottle. Clear amber with minimal beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate and vanilla. Flavour same with a bit of malt. Medium body. Could be a little stronger in flavour - a little subdued.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheRatKing (120) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany with almost no head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel. Taste is a bit bitter, some sweet chocolate, but not really all that pleasant. Regular Old Tom is far superior to this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kapusil (611) - HUNGARY - JUL 31, 2014
0.33l bottle. Dark brownish orange body, off-white head. Arona of caramel, vanilla, dried fruits, chocolate, toast and some booze. Taste of vanilla, chocolate, cocoa and fruity hops. A bit weak bodied, but I really like it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Choos (618) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2014
Aroma: light choc, hint of vanilla, some grain App: dark red amber clear, tan sudsy head Flavour: light choc with some grainy notes and a bit of balancing hop Palate: finishes fast ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejr (188) - Sarpsborg, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2014
Rødbrun i fargen med et hvit skum som varte en stund. Aroma av malt, karamell, hint av sjokolade og urter. Smaken følger aroma, men litt tynn munnfølelse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lore (1107) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 18, 2014
dark amber colour, medium sized creamy beige-ish head, which collapses quickly; aroma of floral hops, some chocolate, caramel and maybe some fruity notes; taste of floral hops and malty sweetness with minimal chocolate - I expected much more

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Meilby (7808) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ home
Pours clear amber/brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, dried fruits and floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long cheap milk chocolate and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iznogud (644) - CROATIA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle, 500 ml from supermarket in Zagreb. Pours amber brown with tan head. Malty sweet with some chocolate. Bit watery.

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