Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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italianjohn (3137) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Clear mahogany/amber pour thin off white head light sticky lacing .... aroma of chocolate, caramel malts and vanilla .... taste of sweet chocolate, caramel malts and light vanilla little sugary fruit .... dry malty flavors in the finish ..... just average swill not too bad expected more

Case (300) - GERMANY - JAN 19, 2012
Pours copper-red with almost zero head. Faint smell of chocolate and malts. Taste immediately hits you with the chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Surprisingly ends dry on a nice bitter note. I’d have another.

ganache (5899) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle with a pasted-on MHD of 30.09.12. Nose erupts with baker’s chocolate and nothing else - pure chocolate explosion. Ruby body with a sudsy tan head. Taste is surprisingly dry considering the suggestion of chocolate, which is indeed here. Malt is a bit weak and simple, cacao and light caramel with light vanilla, and an airy sort of gimmick reminiscent of my own HB adjunct additions. Light body with an unattractive filmy quality and there’s a clear ring of artificiality. My fellows below are perhaps a bit too harsh (this isn’t undrinkable, nor is on the level of some disastrous Belgian experiments), but they rightly capture the resounding disappointment.

Mosborne (11) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2012
Bottle. Rich in chocolate on the nose, hints of licorice. Pour’s a clear rich rich red colour with little head. Medium sweet malt and chocolate flavour with lingering nutty flavours. Creamy texture with a medium body. Interesting beer.

maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a surprising clear amber with almost no head. Nose is light chocolate and creme caramel. Taste comes across as a light, beery choc milk. Far too late for what I was expecting. Not bad. Huge drinkability

dogbomb (1217) - ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2011
Really dark amber, but not as dark as Original Old Tom. Not much foam. Malty milk chocolate on the nose, developing into fruits, vanilla and darker chocolates in the mouth. There’s a sweetness and a mild bitterness bite to it. Biscuity finish, with malts which lasts. Pleasant, but much prefer the original Old Tom.

Bierkrug (2129) - - DEC 17, 2011
500 ml bottle picked up in Stuttgart, Germany. Pours a clear amber gold color with an off-white head. Sweet and intense aroma of milk chocolate. Medium body, fruity with some overripe fruit and milk chocolate. Still manages to end lighty dry and bitter. ok

greenclansman (906) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 15, 2011
Dark color with not a strong foam. Aromas of dark fruits and dark chocolate. Same as taste, with a mild smooth aftertaste. I really enjoyed this beer!!!

Beersiveknown (5284) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 24, 2011
Amber bitter with sweet and dusty malt chocolate with an initial thin bitterness followed by a sweet chocolate and biscuit malt and lengthy sweet/ toasty finish.

Brandman (2948) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 22, 2011
Nutty clear brown body, khaki head. Aroma of plums, molasses, sugary dates, chocolate and hint of alcohol. Flavour has also dark fruits. Flavour is quite fragrant and palate slightly thin.

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