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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5280) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jamesie1857 (1953) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2012

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marduk (6324) - 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.

3
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2012
Bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts chocolate coffee and spicy flavor malts chocolate spicy fruits and hops

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Renan_Ferreira (2) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
O aroma desta cerveja é muito bom por causa do chocolate. A espuma razoavelmente persistente. O sabor é um pouco amargo e levemente doce.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skelo (35) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JUN 10, 2012
Wow! This one is really good and well balanced. There’s not beer for every day or often drinkink. It’s like desert with good aroma and taste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Aroma is chocolate and coffee. Smells like tiramisu. Pours dark reddish brown. Taste is chocolate, coffee, and sweet. It’s like a good dessert.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheCametron (2347) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear mahogony with a good white head. Aroma is quite striking. Smells strongly of a weak, milky cocoa. The flavour has more of that same cocoa flavour. it feels a bit forced. The malt clashes with the chocolate milk. There’s a brief bitterness on the end. Pretty poor really. I hoped this would be better.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (11614) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle at DŘE. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, caramel, fruit, coffee and malt.


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