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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 277   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (1948) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
Dark brown reddish body with foamy off white head and nice lacing. Malty prune aroma, a touch of cocoa. Taste is a little bitter dark chocolate, sweet malts. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (180) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 8, 2013
Looks more like a 2IPA than a chocolate stout. The aroma certainly has some chocolate as well as milk and coffee. The palate is thin for a stout but it’s not watery. The hops are more prominent in the mouth, together with chocolate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aleksander9 (280) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2013 Clear golden brown with nice white head. aroma is roasted malts, sweet chocolate and some floral hop. Medium mouth feel with medium carbonation. Aftertaste is floral hop bitterness with cocoa sweetness in the end. overall: miss the wow factor. Good implemented chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkoNm (239) - SLOVENIA - NOV 19, 2013
Beer and chocolate - awesome. Dark brown color is topped with a small off-white head. Initially the aroma is nothing but a strong alcohol smell - disappointed. But after letting it breath for some moments, you get an amazing dominant chocolate aroma (similar to chocoltae liqueur). Taste is sweet, chocolatey and pleasanty roasted. Finish is slightly hoppy, but otherwise neutral. After some time the bitter aftertaste kicks in, and rounds this beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
A bit of a bland brew with a hit of chocolate. The pour is dark brown with a thickbeige head. The nose is malty with a light roasted note, toasted barley, toffee and caramel. Mild malt flavour with a bit of sweetness but lacks a balance. A mild chocolate flavor lingers.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pizd (429) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2013
(Bottle): Pours a mahogany with a small off white head. Aroma of cocoa powder, nuts, caramel. Quite a potent chocolatey / nutty taste, somewhat artificial-ish. Some malt and caramel on the finish. Overall not bad, the chocolate flavours aren’t quite right for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marko (3788) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 12, 2013
Heavy found it in Vrutak and shared with me, thanks Natko! Didn’t note the colour, just the small off white head. Sweetish cocoa aroma, quite nice if simple, common among chocolate beers I guess. Cocoa taste mixed with herbal bitterness which shows up near the end, light sweetness, slightly messy but not a bad beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Erzengel (1912) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 4, 2013
Orangebraune Farbe, sehr toller schokoladiger Geruch. Der Antrunk ist einerseits typisch für eine Strong Ale alkoholisch-ale- typisch, andererseits toll milchschokoladig weich. Der Hauptteil hat was von Schokoladen-Likör: weich-schokoladig- alkoholisch. Aber nicht zu süß. Wäre da nicht die Hopfenbittere, könnte man es wirklich für Schokolikör halten. Der Nachgeschmack ist mittellang, alkoholisch-wärmend und milchschokoladig-weich mit leicht herber Note! --> Eine tolle Bier-Schoko-Kreation! Sehr zu empfehlen!! (Test vom 8.11.2010) -->12,14,12,12,12,13 - 12,70

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AtronSeige (459) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - NOV 3, 2013
Aroma: Sherry/port, chocolate, earthy, stewed fruit Appearance: Clear dark copper/brown body. Light-brown, small head. Lacing. Flavour: Chocolate, medium sourness, stewed fruit, cacao, medium-light sweetness Palate: Medium body, alcohol warming, Overall: 330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Tanja!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2382) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
330ml brown bottle. Dark orange pour, huge head fades into a thin creamy white cap but retains Nose has some nut and dark chocolate. Taste has toffee, dark chocolate and nuts and toasted malt. Finishes with dark chocolate and nutty notes. Finish has some bitter chocolate notes. Nice.


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