prawlie (1150) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
rating the 33 cL bottle despite the label. A lovely dark amber/brown colour with a cornetto head. Smells chocolately, a bit of hobnob, slight alcohol. Palate is a bit too milky and chocolately for a beer. Nice as chocolate biscuit beer, but otherwise, its bit too sweet and fanciful. Pleasant chcolate ale, but its a little shallow.
cgarvieuk (14542) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 30, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at jens... copper brown ... thin white lacing ... soft chocolate .. light alcohol nose ... little fizzy ... again a light chocolate ... seems a lot of raw alcohol ... light toffee malt... im not liking this
BeerViking (2494) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The strength of the Old Tom holds up pretty well against the cocoa, with cocoa and a touch of alcohol on the nose, warming malt, vanilla and alcohol on the tongue first, then the cocoa comes through again, before a dry bitter and cocoa finish with a hint of vanilla again. Did I mention the cocoa yet?
deanso (5362) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle shared with friends.
Amber colour. Nice chochlatey taste. Decent head.
culchiem (2540) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
Noudsch (69) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
eyes_wide_shut (107) - Haifa, ISRAEL - MAR 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
tommann (2733) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
beerfest5 (1147) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
TrefwoordPunk (816) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.