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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 328   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Robinsonsí 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 ínaturalí 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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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerbarella (343) - - DEC 29, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours clear mahogany with a medium brown head. Malty chocolate vanilla aroma. Roasty, sour, bitter, vanilla taste. Roasty chocolate palate. Slightly bitter.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
rami_pl (194) - Warszawa, POLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Butelka, Pod mosteczkiem. Wklejam opis Old Tom w podstawowej wersji a ponizej uwagi co do zmian:

Butelka, pod mosteczkiem, warka do marca 2016. NIewysoka, ale i niebrzydka piana, nieco brudzaca szklo i zostajaca do konca cienka warstwa. Kolor brazowo-rubinowy, bardzo ciemny, w ciemnym pomieszczeniu wygladajacy na czarny. Aromaty palone, owocowe (estrowe - ciemne owoce - wisnie, sliwki, suszone figi), winne, karmelowe, toffi, - mile i intensywne. troszke chleba. Po ogrzaniu troche tez czuc alkohol, w wersji likierowej, nieprzeszkadzajacy. Rowniez po ogrzaniu mniej palonosci a wiecej owocowosci. Smak dosc analogiczny do powyzszych, czuc i slodycz i kwaskowosc. Sa tez posmaki slodowe, orzechowe, goryczki niemal nie ma. Posmaki niebzyt dlugie moze, ale bardzo mile - winno-owocowe. Niskie wysycenie, nie za duzo ciala, gladkie i nieco lepkie. Znow w smaku nieco alkoholu, ale wkomponowane w pozostale smaki - niejako zastepuje niemal nieobecna goryczke, zarazem bedac milym w odbiorze, ala sherry. Calosc w pierwszej chwili troche skojarzenie daje jakby porter z duza dawka estrowych owocow, niemniej szybko zanika palonosc. bardzo dobre piwo. zwlaszcza na zime. rozgrzewajace. kusi nastepnym razem sprobowanie Old Tom w wersji czekoladowej.

I teraz na wszystko powyzsze nalozony bardzo intensywny, zabijajacy niemal wszystko inne aromat i smak kiepskiego kakao. Zbrodnia dokonana na bardzo dobrym old ale :(

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fdomig (442) - MŁnchen, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2015
330ml bottle. Aroma is malt, chocolate, dark fruits. Appearance is pale amber with a light, brown-ish head. Taste is sour and sweet. Thin. Medium carbonation. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1325) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle as gift, hay chestnut brown colour no head. Aroma is chocolate, and malts. generally sweet, ok beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
at_the_hop (16) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
The chocolate somewhat improves a beer that I donít particularly rate in its standard form. Think more dry cocoa than creamy dairy milk. Anyone else getting blackforest flavours? As with the original itís too malty to really matter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
spacecube (1082) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2015
330ml bottle, pours amber brown with an off white head. Aroma has the infused chocolate over the top of the malt, other aromas are cherry, dark fruit. Body is light, thin texture with average carbonation. This is big on chocolate but seems a bit thin, seems to overpower rather than balance the malt and hop.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SudsMcDuff (6241) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2015
i think the cat on the label must have gotten into my bottle. ..bleh!! .. murky brown .. mild foam .. . cooking chocolate and mud .. . maybe an older bottle, not sure, but i didnít like this .. . . i say we giv íim a chelsea grin!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
berkshirejohn (4813) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 14, 2015
330ml bottle from beer52.co.uk. A reddish chestnut pour with a ring of cream head; fruity aroma with a trace of chocolate; smooth and bitter to start then developing some milky chocolate; then some sourish fruit and a warming finish with lingering chocolate. Not as much body as I expected, or would like.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swampwater (16) - Cumbria, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2015
Came with a Beer 52 order. Bottled.

Aroma: Dark chocolate, cocoa powder, ginger, cinammon.
Appearance: Pours a toasted brown colour. Light caramel head.
Taste: A strong malt, and chocolate taste. Notes of ginger.
Palate: Bittersweet throughout. Light carbonation. Light to medium body.
Overall: I donít like porters, and stouts, that are renowned for their chocolate and coffee notes. Theyíre usually too "strong" for my liking. However, this is an ale that gets its chocolate notes by adding cocoa, rather than from the malt. Itís very smooth for the ABV. Definitely enjoyable, and great if you like dark chocolate. A very pleasant surprise!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
stravale (2315) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - JAN 18, 2015
Bottle from Beers Of Europe [160115]
Copper amber, clear, frothy off white head, some lacing
Aroma of fruity caramel, sweet candy chocolate, quite a strong nose, dab of vanilla, bit odd, chocolate seems artificial
Taste of caramel, sweet chocolate which seems disjointed in this beer, dab of soft bitter hops, some fruity caramel, unusual taste, getting a plastic note
Palate - Medium carb and body, quite sweet. Finish as main flavour,
Overall - The artificial tasting chocolate and Old Tom donít really go together. Drinkable but not great.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
motelpogo (7068) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 24, 2014
bottled, thanks mowbeer. dark brown with a faint purple tinge; steady beige head; aroma of milk chocolate and not much else; soft texture; faint bitter chocolate dominated by krupicova kase flavours


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