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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 313   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gethinbeer (2172) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2010
Lovely rich chocolate aroma with malt and fruit, vanilla comes through once the beer warms. Deep amber colour with a thin white head. Lace clings to the glass. Great flavour of vanilla and chocolate. Malt flavour comes through at the end. Rich vanilla beer. very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (10460) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2010
Bottled, 330ml from Bellingers Garage, Grove, Oxon. Golden brown with white head. Smooth silky beer with a sheen of milky chocolate flavour running through it. A little too sweet for me but still flavoursome. Chocolate burps in the close, a worthwhile beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beer4000 (4520) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2009
500 ml bottle sampled@RBNAG 2009, Cardinal. Dark golden with a thin but nice beige head. Aroma is totally dominated by chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is mild malty, but mostly chocolate, some vanilla and moderate metallic bitter. A bit one-dimensional chocolate flavor here, but still pretty good in moderate amount

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marthinus (276) - DENMARK - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle. heavy sweet aroma of chocolate. But though a fine body beer, the chocolate disappoint a bit because its too sweet. The beer could do with dark chocolate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
saxo (14089) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 1, 2009
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is brown. Aroma and taste are chocolate syrop, malt, fruits and caramel. Chocolate is a little too artificial.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8562) - Bochum, GERMANY - NOV 29, 2009
(bottle) Clear, dark amber colour with a beige medium-sized foamy head. Sweet aroma with distinctive notes of chocolate, accompanied by a fruity touch and vinous, slightly toasted malty accents. Slightly sweet and bitter flavour, medium bodied with a soft mouthfeel. Mildly toasted and sweet malty base, combined with notes of chocolate and a moderate to light fruit-character, drying out towards the slightly harsh bitter-tart and fruity finish with notes of alcohol. Not a particularly rounded brew which might work for people because of its special chocolate character. 29.XI.09

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leaparsons (8156) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown and red with a large off-white foam. Aromas are chocolate and toffee malts with spices. Some caramel and evident alcohol. Flavours are sweet, smooth chocolate with grain. Quite yeasty. The original Old Tom loses something along the way.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 22, 2009
From bottle@Cardinal, Stavanger. A dense, light brown head upon a brilliant, reddish-brown body. Milk-chocolate and vanilla on the nose. Taste is fairly dry; chocolate, mild coffee and vanilla. Some fruit tones and a certain sourness underneath. A minimum of hops included. Soft and creamy in the mouth. Mouthfilling. Dry, cocoa-ish malt finish. Good stuff.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RichardW (1528) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2009
Bittersweet russet coloured ale. Chocolate is fairly prominent, particularly in the aroma and is a bit reminiscent of Young’s Chocolate Stout. An almost sour, yet not unpleasant tanginess lurks around, with some dryness in the finish, but it has a reasonable kick without being overpowering and it’s not quite as in yer face as the, far better in my opinion, Ginger Tom.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - NOV 4, 2009
Oh questo sì che è un bel ’twist’ della Old Tom, altro che zenzero, andiamo sul ’classico’ c i o c c o l a t o. Hmm bambini siete pronti? si parte. Versa di un colore decisamente più chiaro del previsto, l’aroma è cacaoso e piuttosto fragrante, il sapore è ben assestato sul dolce rifuggendo la stucchevolezza con un bel kick caloroso e stuprando la pastosità con una frizzantezza fin troppo pronunciata; dai tutto sommato mi è piaciuta, una birra da dessert senza pretese, che so..una briochina o una crostatina al cioccolato.


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