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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 384   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.


3.4
   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 (11318) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle at DØE. Brown colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of chocolate, caramel, fruit, coffee and malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5449) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Pours light mahogany into an English pint. Tan head quickly recedes to sicken surface. Sour pit fruit and caramel aromas. Soft with sweet toffee and mild milk chocolate upfront turning to bitter sour fruit in the lasting finish.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
charlotte (5173) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle.Hazy brown colour with beige head.Aroma of nuts and chocolate has some hint of coffee and chocomilk as well,sweet and mild with light body and short finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (13983) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle from Bottle Barn in Santa Rosa, CA. Pours dark copper with a 3.5 finger foamy/creamy beige head. Foam cuts aroma, but chocolate comes through. Med minus body. Flavor is smooth, silky chocolate. There’s a lot of dark malt with a hint of treacle, but the main thing is the milk chocolate. Nicely balanced. There’s enough hop bitter to fend off the malt, and on balance I’d vote for bitter finish. It’s really a delightful rendition of a traditional brew.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2551) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 18, 2012
Pours two finger khaki head that fades quickly to a ring, leaving some lace. Deep clear mahogany color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is sweet and baked chocolate. $4.99 for a 330ml bottle from Julio’s Liquors Westborough, Ma.


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