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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 340   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
worldbeertaste (1728) - West Midlands, - OCT 18, 2012
Medium dark amber brown with a fizzy light lace lasting white thin head. Smells of chcoclate, coco, licorish, roasted malt and brown sugar. Medium to thin light body with soft carbonation. The carbonation is a little chemically but overall quite nice. Tastes of milk chocolate, licorish, and a bitter ashy peppery. Enjoyable. and easy to drink. The finish is a bit tart like I liked envelopes for too long.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McSherman (278) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2015
Mittelbraun leicht rötlich mit weißem Schaum. Schon in der Nase zeigt sich deutlich die Schokolade. Diese dominiert dann auch deutlich den Geschmack, ohne künstlich zu wirken: Milchschokolade und herbe Kakaonoten werden von einer schönen Malzigkeit begleitet, dazu eine passende Bitternote. Gut!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sinte (397) - Udine, ITALY - MAY 18, 2015
Bottle 0.33L. Clear, deep copper body with average, frothy, tan head, mostly lasting with some lacing. Moderate malty (caramel, roasted) aroma with clear notes of chocolate and vanilla. Moderate-to-heavy sweet flavour with light bitter character. Medium body with watery-to-oily texture; soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mandaritto (78) - LATVIA - MAY 14, 2015
Interesting brew, quita a rich in taste, I would say, decent taste, but not well ballanced. Nice hints choco, coffee, caramel and malts. Aroma wasn’t so good, but quita drinkable brew. Nice job!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
huineman (276) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
Pours intense amber with ivory head. Aroma is mainly rich chocolate. Also, coffee and cola. Creamy, soft and mouth-covering. Quite well balanced flavours. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
Pours mahogany in color. Aroma is chocolate with subtle molasses. Flavor is chocolate slightly roasted.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (3670) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
Bottle thanks to allmyvinyl. Appearance - beautiful auburn with a lovely lacy head. Nose - tangy toffee and chocolate. Taste - chocolate, toffee, liquorice. Palate - medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long tangy finish. Slightly sweet but a bit dry. Overall - decent. Possibly too sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (5719) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
330ml bottle from Booths, Penwortham. Pours clear red-brown, thin but long-lasting off-white head. Tight bubbles. Aromas of milk chocolate, toffee, vanilla. Taste is sweet, more milk chocolate. Bitter, astringent finish .

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
edsspoon (714) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
Bottle - pours dark amber with a foamy beige head. Aroma of cocoa butter and chocolate. Taste of milk chocolate, a little roast malt and slightly chalky. Dry, heavy body and low carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kauge (603) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2015
Bottle from SuperAlko in Tallinn (€ 2.45). BB Jul 2015. Pours a rather ugly murky coppery brown with chunks of sediment despite it having stood still in the basement for a few weeks. Head is big-bubbled with non-specific colour. On the nose it’s… hmm… more caramel than chocolate, also dark fruits (dates, prunes). In fact, if I didn’t know I would have trouble guessing chocolate being an ingredient. Well, alright, as it’s warmed some more I get chocolate. It’s also pretty noticeable in its flavour. But that’s very caramelly too. Yet it’s still got a lot more bitterness than sweetness, which I consider a bit strange. Body is medium, carbonation rather crisp, but in the finish there’s a metallic tingle and some unpleasant graininess. I think this is the least enjoyable of the 3 Old Toms I’ve recently had (in addition to this, the original and with ginger). But it’s not entirely bad.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nihtila (1468) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
28.6.2014. Dark mahogany, aroma of malts and chocolate. Smooth, malty, chocolate hints, some sweetness and hops. Medium bodied.


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