Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 350   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lezford (8) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2010 does not count
I had this beer over xmas from a gift box that i was bought. I love stout and this Ginger Tom with chocolate was fantastic. A lovely aroma and a very good taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 9, 2010
Brown with a small off white head. Sweet Cadburys drinking chocolate aroma and taste. Some dryness. I struggle to find anything else to say except I quite enjoyed it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClubGonzo (4724) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear, deep coppery brown body, topped by a mid-sized white head. Aroma is very milky; chocolate, vanilla tones with a certain sweetness, rounded off with a strange fruity element (peaches?) that doesn’t quite fit the bill. Interesting, though. Taste is chocolate, British Christmas pudding, almond essence and a hint of grapes. Very strange, and not entirely pleasant on my palate; this is an ale that can’t seem to choose between being an old ale with a sweet tooth, or a chocolate porter. While being somewhat original, this is not something to my liking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rane (951) - Nibe, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown with medium brown head. Aroma chocolate and a few vineous notes. Maybe some hints of the vanilla added coud be sensed as well. Taste cocoa and chocolate, a bit of hopps. Chocolate in a bottle, nice, but difficult to pair with food, even coffee and chocolate doesn´t really work.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivnizub (9302) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2010
Bottle: Clear, reddish-amber coloured, smaller off-white head with a little lace; very distinctive traces of sweet chocolate in the slight roasty and bitter nose; moderate to solid sweet-bitter flavour, medium bodied, quite soft; first sweetish chocolate, later drier hoppy finish. A goody....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tomer (2163) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 25, 2010
0.33L bottle, thick dense beige head with some lacing, deep copper colour with some red hues, aroma is a melange of malt, dark chocolate and "Tia Maria" liquor, flavour of chocolate and cocoa with the liquor making an alcoholic presence which is a touch out of place, bitterness a little strong and a little coarse, sour alcoholic aftertaste. Quite drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - SEP 24, 2010
Bottle: cheap chocolate liquer, artificial chocolatye milk flavor and aroma, some coconut, amareto liquer, medium to full bodied, pretty wierd and hard to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8448) - Tel Aviv, - SEP 13, 2010
Bottle. Clear deep reddish brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of slightly artificial milk chocolate, cocoa, some dark chocolate notes, vanilla hints and faint roastiness. Sweet chocolate flavor, a bit fruity, with malt, nutty hints and a bitter, quite hoppy finish, with herbal notes. Medium-bodied. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2010
Bottle [330ml] shared with HogTownHarry & garthicus -- c/o garthicus. Pours a clear deep orange-amber with a small diminishing frothy off-white head. Decent aroma, smells of chocolate truffles. Slightly watery flavour of milk chocolate, toasted malt and nuts and finishes lightly bitter. Average bodied. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6201) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2010
330ml bottle shared by garthicus with me and blankboy. Clear amber-tinged gold with a huge fluffy-frothy tan and lasting head. Whoah - smells like chocolate all right, chocolate and cut grass, a good Belgian truffle (sweet) chocolate too, smooth and rich. REALLY tastes like chocolate, same smooth rich sort as the aroma, but enough dry herbal bitterness to make its presence known, and 6%? - if you say so, I didn’t detect that; simple. Silky, slick, sticky on the palate, a fairly light and airy body to it, not much carbonation (thank goodness), with a slightly dry, slightly acidic aftertaste - overall quite the treat, will have to chase down a bottle of this for my wife next visit to Blighty.

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