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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 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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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
janubio (521) - - JAN 6, 2013
330 ml. bottle. Pours a decent head, that doesn’t linger much. Amber colour, with beatiful shades of red and orange to the light. I really can’t find chocolate in the aroma, which is alcoholic, like a liquor, with vanilla and fruits. Medium body, thin palate. Taste is like a medical syrup, with chocolate, and fruits. It doesn’t seem to work for me...


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (253) - SPAIN - JUL 26, 2015
From hipercor, last unit. In duvel glass. after dinner. Amazing aroma, with soft smell and taste to chocolate of the finest kind. Alcohol isnt noticeable. Even with the chocolate is sweetnrss and bitterness are very well balanced, making it very comfortable to drink. A pity that the chocolatier simon dun had to close its business as Ive read in google. Probably wont be able to tase another of this exquisite beverage again

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hub66 (253) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 9, 2015
couleur brune; petite mousse beige; arômes et goût malté et de chocolat au lait (trop); bière trop douce

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mircoas (218) - ITALY - JUL 4, 2015
33cl @ bottle. Ottimo aroma di cioccolato, bell’aspetto e gusto forte di cioccolato persistente. Buona scura.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jukkar (56) - FINLAND - JUN 27, 2015
Just a little hint of chocolate, nuts, spruce, barnyard. Dark brown, minimal head. Light sweetness, lightly bitter, thin feel, lively. Overall, little disappointing and not my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DIBBLE (102) - Worthing, West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 20, 2015
Choc aroma is bolder on the nose than it is on the tongue but it’s there throughout. Clear deep reddish brown beer with off white head. Pleasant smooth malty taste with delicate choc slightly dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SinH4 (1065) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Hazy ambet-brown color with small head. Aroma is toffee, malt, vanilla, chocolate. Taste is more toffee, malt, not too sweet, nice bitter chocolate character. Or actually, it’s milk chocolate, but not sweet. Smooth mouthfeel. Really really nice, well-balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jamaty (1230) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 9, 2015
Color chocolate, oscura. Aroma intenso a chocolate. Sabor potente a chocolate. Lleva chocolate en la receta. Estupendamente combinado con la malta tostada,con cuerpo moderado y adecuada carbonatación. Muy conseguida, una excelente cerveza de postre o como copa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Camons (7607) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015
Bottle @ Home. Pours dark golden with a creamy offwhite head, lacings. Aroma of malt, cocoa, sweet chocolate, vanilla, some light fruit notes. Flavor is light sweet and a little thin, malty, caramel, sweet chocolate, vanilla, light coffee notes. Medium body, light oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation. 030615

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (577) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 1, 2015
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: JAN 16 Pours hazy mahogany liquid, medium creamy tan head, Aroma: molasses, caramel, chocolate, light strawberries, Taste: medium sweet, light to medium bitter, light to medium sour, chocolate, cocoa powder caramel, bit watery, simple, Palate: medium body, slick to oily texture, average carbonation, long cocoa powder finish. Overall: good, drinkable, but nothing extraordinary.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McSherman (323) - 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!


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