overall
57
39
style
Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear sticky looking chestnut brown with little head. Aroma is sweet, brown sugar and banana, vanilla. Really this tastes like old fashion cream soda, root beer barrel and vanilla, some chocolate in the finish. Light carbonation, lightly syrupy but overall thin in body and backing flavor, everything is upfront. Milk dud powdered milk and chocolate finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Bottle thanks to 1thfloor for sharing. Pours deem amber brown ruby hues with a small white froth. Aroma is sweet cocoa, fruity esters, dark fruit, some vanilla, marshmallow, some woodiness. Flavor starts sweet vanilla, some cocoa and fudgey sweet candy with hints of oak and marshmallow still there. Finishes quickly. Medium body and a super sharp catbonation.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark amber with some red hues and beige head. Aroma has some caramel, fruit esters, chocolate and a touch of grain. Flavor is another story.....notes of grain, some fruit esters and chocolate, but, alot of medicinal mint....Menthol??? Yes, thats what I am getting....light-medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, not impressed! I will try again down the road.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (3513) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bottle at One-Eyed Bettys in Ferndale. Pours a pitch black color with a small amount of beige head that lingers a bit. Aroma is almost entirely chocolate fudge with a small scent of vanilla. Taste is very smooth and lightly sweet. Lots of chocolate and not much else. Somewhat thin body. This was pretty tasty but nothing amazing.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Very, very smooth. Light chocolate flavor, especially with the finish. Decent but certainly not the best. Worth a try but not worth hunting for.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cuso (8114) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 22, 2012
Bottle from bierzwerg.de. Brown color with small white head.Aroma of roasted malt, milk chocolate, vanilla. Taste, milk chocolate, cocoa beans, vanilla, cardamon, roasted malt. Light sour bitter finish with vanilla notes. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Piero1987 (686) - Iglesias, ITALY - SEP 16, 2012
Dark with beige foam. Chocolate, coffee and roasted aroma. Taste is sweet with a little bitterness in the end.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (3596) - Madrid, SPAIN - SEP 9, 2012
33cl bottle. Dark rubi coliur with an off-white head, good lasting, nice lacework. Aroma is milk chocolate, caramel and sugary. Flavour is dominated by chocolate, sweet, caramel and malts. The final is moderate sweet. Carbonation and body are medium. Texture is medium oily.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
degbert (1742) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle. Pours brown with gold highlights, and has a high, foamy, pillowy cream-colored head. Theres some chocolate notes in the nose, but also cola, citrus, and very light smoke. Definitely chocolate, but not at all sweet -- the chocolate is subdued, and more supports the old ale savory and dried fruit notes. Finishes long and bitter. Very interesting, and not at all what I expected.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
TyggaBrown (430) - NORWAY - SEP 5, 2012
The taste and aroma has a nice touch of chocolate and coffee. Maybe the lack of sparkling and livelyness is for the better...?


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