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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imaragingbull (570) - Sydney, - APR 12, 2013
Bottle pours clear yet opaque amber brown with small creamy light tan head and some speckled lace. Aromas of sweet malts and cocoa, doughy yeast esters and floral hops. Medium light chewy body, chocolate being apparent but balanced with the nutty base and deep caramel malt complexity. Finishes clean lightly hoppy with the hints of cocoa and malt body lingering semi sweet


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martjoobolut (742) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 27, 2014
0,33L bottle. Pours dark ruby with light tan head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is cocoa, malt. Flavor is sweet, malt, fruits, cocoa. Finish is dark chocolate, some hoppy bitterness and malt. Overall: nice brew.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VamboladeTolly (89) - Tartu, ESTONIA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle@ De Tolly Joogipood. pours clear amber/brown with small head. Aroma of dark chocolate,coffee, sweet malts. Taste of malts, coffee and melt milk chocolate, some bitterness.Not bad. But not for me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (6796) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle, shared with my wife (who liked it more than I did). The aroma is dominated by chocolate-caramel extract character. That same character interferes with the base beer character and imparts an undesirable cola-like sweetness as well. Not an improvement on the original.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerhammaren (1086) - FINLAND - SEP 19, 2014
.33l bottle from Alcotraz Pours clear copper with low, thick tan head. Leaves some lacing. Aroma is dark bread, dark malts, chocolate porridge, vanilla and syrup. Maybe a hinta of ash. Flavor is mostly same with some hopsy finish and hinta of alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Habanero (2630) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2014
Bottled. Pours amber with an average, lacing and off-white head. Aroma of caramel, chocklate and brown sugar. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry. Light to medium bodied, watery to oilytexture and soft carbonation. A nice ale.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (1418) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 1, 2014
On tap at Le Šenk, Bratislava. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, caramel. Taste is sweet, only very lightly hoppy, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel, roasted malt. Sweet chocolate finish.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
otornber (26) - FINLAND - AUG 26, 2014
A dark redbrown beer pours to my glass with a nice beige head that settles down to a nice foam cloud over the drink. The aroma is heavy with strong, sweet malts, sour cherry and a hint of chocolate. The taste is also heavily malty, bitter, a bit sour and does have a hint of chocolate with sweetness. The texture is a bit thin but with nice carbonation. All in all, I’d have preferred to have had the original, which is a genuinely great beer. It was a bit of a disappointed to me to see only this Old Tom in the beer shelf of the Lithuanian market I bought this from.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
StuffWine (128) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 22, 2014
Poured a deep red cough syrup colour with loose beige head than vanished quick. Aroma thick of sweet malts and sour cherry. Taste a bold mix of bitter-sweet malts, moving to big dry woody finish that may pass for cocoa dust, but I can’t detect any obvious chocolate flavours. Palate watery yet moderate body due to carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pictoman (521) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
Poured from 330mL bottle. Clear amber with minimal beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate and vanilla. Flavour same with a bit of malt. Medium body. Could be a little stronger in flavour - a little subdued.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheRatKing (116) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany with almost no head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel. Taste is a bit bitter, some sweet chocolate, but not really all that pleasant. Regular Old Tom is far superior to this one.


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