CH-303 (1588) - Fribourg, - NOV 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Dark redish brown, clear. Some off-white head.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, also some fruits and malt.
Taste: More chocolate, but would go better with a stout than an ale. Pretty good, though.
Info: 330ml bottle, 28/11-2012, BB: 06/2013
HerrBierkoenig (489) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
McSherman (284) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
sinte (399) - Udine, ITALY - MAY 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
mandaritto (78) - LATVIA - MAY 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
huineman (363) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
two7offsuit (339) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours mahogany in color. Aroma is chocolate with subtle molasses. Flavor is chocolate slightly roasted.
AshtonMcCobb (3678) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
allmyvinyl (5767) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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 .
edsspoon (729) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Kauge (610) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 13, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.