Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 330   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2010
330ml Bottle at Home 12/04/2010 Chocolate and fruit aromas. Carbonation. White head. Amber coloured and fruity with some alcohol present. A hint of dryness in a bitter chocolate malt finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TaxiDriver (1473) - Stadland, GERMANY - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle. The aroma of chocolate, malt, light bitter. The medium large creamy beige head has a normal duration, the body is dark. It tasted a little bit of chocolate, light bitter and sour. The taste is light to medium strong, dry with a lively carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - APR 9, 2010
Pours copper with a beige head. Aroma is heavy chocolate and light malt. Flavour is malt, chocolate and light bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (11587) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 2, 2010
Bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, malt, vanilla. Flavour is chocolate, malt, hop, vanilla. Full body. Chocolate dominated beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brix (633) - DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
Tasted 2010-03-29. Bottle. Pours clear, dark, amber with off-white head. Cocoa dominates the aroma. It reminds me of Youngs double chocolate stout, but the comparison stops at the aroma, for the taste shows, that this is primarily an old ale. Mildly acidic, slightly malty. Very balanced and very subtle in all aspects. Lotsa ppl find it artificial, but I like it - very much indeed. The cocoa goes very well with the old ale characteristics IMO.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (13273) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 29, 2010
Bottled (BZ, BB 01/2011)
Dark ruby clear color, steady creamy beige head, lace. Strong, mostly artificial chocolate aroma and cocoa powder. Medium-bodied, a crisp carbonation. Flavor is dominated by artifical chocolate, but as it is not overly sweet, it’s more or less ok. Aftertaste has hints of brandy, hops and harsh malts. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2615) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2010
[bottle--thanks, cgreb!] Nice chocolate and vanilla aroma with notes of caramel and coffee. Clear, orange-brown-amber under a bubbly, khaki top. Smooth, chocolate toffee flavour with notes of apples and coffee and moderate bitterness. Light to medium body, tangy mocha finish, moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgreb (405) - Marburg, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2010
bottle - amber red beer with a thin white head. Aroma has some liquiuer and sherry. Flavour starts with a nice smooth chocolate note and ends with a moderate bitterness. Medium cabonation.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 2, 2010
Bottled 33cl. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. Banana, artificial Cadbury’s chocolate and a huge amount of fugde in the nose. Sweet. The taste is dominated by fugde and banana. Decent lacework. I didn’t enjoy this beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - FEB 20, 2010
Bottle. Pours a clear nutbrown beer with no head. The aroma is sweet chocolate. The flavor follows the nose closely. The palate is sweet and overall a little too sweet.

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