Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 384   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (3330) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 9, 2012
33cl bottle. Dark rubi coliur with an off-white head, good lasting, nice lacework. Aroma is milk chocolate, caramel and sugary. Flavour is dominated by chocolate, sweet, caramel and malts. The final is moderate sweet. Carbonation and body are medium. Texture is medium oily.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1661) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with gold highlights, and has a high, foamy, pillowy cream-colored head. There’s some chocolate notes in the nose, but also cola, citrus, and very light smoke. Definitely chocolate, but not at all sweet -- the chocolate is subdued, and more supports the old ale savory and dried fruit notes. Finishes long and bitter. Very interesting, and not at all what I expected.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - SEP 5, 2012
The taste and aroma has a nice touch of chocolate and coffee. Maybe the lack of sparkling and livelyness is for the better...?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1715) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle. Copper body, medium off-white head. Fruity aroma with some cocoa beans. Taste has dark berries and light cocoa. Not chocolatey in the way I had hoped for (darker and more thicker) but this type of cocoa mix works too. But still, the original Old Tom is the best.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 29, 2012
A - Chestnut Brown fluffy white head that calmed down to a film that stuck around for half the beer. S - candied fruits, a hint of spice, Fruit Cake, tootsie roll chocolate. T - Sticky chewy tootsie roll fruit cake, dates and a bit of nutty aftertaste M+D - A bit thin, I was expecting a smoother heavier mouthfeel. I could drink another though and that is unusual with me for these types of Brews.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown in color with a bit of a ruby hue and a cocoa lacey head. The aroma notes of cocoa, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor notes of cocoa (brownie sweet like) and vanilla caramels with a touch of a hop bite in the foreground. Sweetened up and the bite died as it warmed in the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5260) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 12, 2012
11.2oz bottle in a snifter. Pours brown with a lacy head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel and pale malts, some dough, and floral hops. Flavor a lot like a tootsie roll. Average texture. An interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1941) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6141) - Reval, ESTONIA - JUL 5, 2012
330ml bottle. Clear dark cherry red color. Good lacing. Sweet, fruity, chocolate in aroma. Chocolate cake sort of taste (cocoa powder), somewhat fat, oily yet watery. Nice beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
buggybill2003 (39) - - JUN 27, 2012
Nothing out of the ordinary with this one. The slightly sweetish chocolate aroma is a bit strange and quickly overpowered by the not unpleasant bitter. The colour was a nice dark brown, and the head quickly dispersed. I liked this, but wouldnt bother with it again especially.

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