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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8493) - 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 (8092) - 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 (1517) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HenrikSoegaard (10544) - Randers, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle 330ml. Creamy off-white good mostly lasting head. Orange amber colour. Moderate nice chocolate/toffee aroma. Light bitter toffee flavor. Light chocolate notes. Average light bitter finish. OIly palate.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EFC1878 (315) - Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2009
Bottle. Deep amber colour, slightly off-white head. Chocolate and cocoa aroma with some rich dried fruits and an alcohol undercurrent. Big chocolate flavours and a nice vanilla both lead to a sweet finish with a touch of dryness. Thankfully the palate isn’t too cloying. Not a bad effort.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
angrybeerman (259) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 16, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2009 Has a pleasing brown-amber colour with decent white head. Aroma was sweet and of chocolate, which was to my liking. Taste began decent enough, it was a bit sweet with a slightly bitter finish and drinkable enough. Still I was disappointed without the chocolate flavor, which the smell had promised. A few sips later though and I was delighted for the chocolate had kicked in and I was enjoying my beer. The chocolate was not too strong though and still allowed the ale to have a nice bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6838) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2009
330 ml bottle. Malmö, Sweden. As Old Tom Chocolate. Reddish copper colour with off-white head. Aroma is milk chocolate and candy. Bitter ashy flavour with milk and dark chocolate. Very chocolatey.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
EHSRanders (1771) - Tjele, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2009
Bottle. Amber colour with large creamy off-white mostly lasting head. Malty aroma with notes of chocolate. Sweet flavor. Lots of chocolate.


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