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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 277   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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.


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (4666) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2011
33cl bottle shared with friends. Amber colour. Nice chochlatey taste. Decent head.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
culchiem (2301) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle from Galeria Kaufhof Berlin. Ruby colour with a thin head. Aroma of soft fruit, port and chocolate. Flavour again of chocolate and fruit. Finish is dry, medium bitter

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Noudsch (69) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2011
Amber color, low carbonation.Fruity aroma, some hints of chocolate. Chocolate is realy noticable in the first sip, then fades bit, to give way to the bitterness. Very nice beer!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - MAR 20, 2011
At a tiny tasting in my home, bottle, pours amber with a very light brown head that dissipates quickly, sweet chocolate and coffee aroma, mild chocolate taste, medium body, delicately carbonated, and overall a disappointing beer and less good than the original Old Tom.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
tommann (2487) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours dark amber with a small head. Aroma is milk chocolate malt. Chocolate malt to start. Milk chocolate on the finish. A bit thin and watery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerfest5 (1062) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 13, 2011
def an interesting one. unlike most of the chocolate flavored ales ive had which i think have all been stouts, youngs, southern tier, etc., this is more of an old ale with creamy chocolate aroma and flavor. different in that its an addition, not a taste from the malts, so its a little artificial, but not bad. a little too sickly sweet, but still enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TrefwoordPunk (732) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2011
Bottle 33 cl. Pours brown with a small off-white head and an aroma of chocolate, malts and cream. The taste at first medium sweet and high on chocolate and then turns more bitter. There’s notes of overripe fruits, toffee, dark malts whipped cream. Really drinkable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lezford (7) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010 does not count
I had this beer over xmas from a gift box that i was bought. I love stout and this Ginger Tom with chocolate was fantastic. A lovely aroma and a very good taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2010
Brown with a small off white head. Sweet Cadburys drinking chocolate aroma and taste. Some dryness. I struggle to find anything else to say except I quite enjoyed it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (3509) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep coppery brown body, topped by a mid-sized white head. Aroma is very milky; chocolate, vanilla tones with a certain sweetness, rounded off with a strange fruity element (peaches?) that doesn’t quite fit the bill. Interesting, though. Taste is chocolate, British Christmas pudding, almond essence and a hint of grapes. Very strange, and not entirely pleasant on my palate; this is an ale that can’t seem to choose between being an old ale with a sweet tooth, or a chocolate porter. While being somewhat original, this is not something to my liking.


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