Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England


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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5113) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandman (2900) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
inbirraveritas (1541) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 21, 2011
Clear reddish dark brown with a medium sized creamy yellowish head, which diminishes to a thin film. Sweet smell and dry kinded aroma with dried tart cherries and chocolate underpainted by vanilla, light alcohol and some hops, textures syrupy. It finishes moderate warming and sweetbitter with gently roasted malt and spices. Nice, enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 18, 2011
Bottle from Ninas. Pours a nice ruby brown colour with a thin beige head. Aroma of cocoa and toffee. Like drinking alcoholic Nesquick. Alcohol is fairly prominent and burns a little on the finish. Moderate carbonation. It is what it is, Old Tom with cocoa in it. Lingering toffee apples and alcohol. Liqueur chocolate finish. Im glad I tried this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattphilips (801) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 18, 2011
British Store, Budapest. Bborosan csillog sttbarna szn, tetejn srgs, nem tl kitart laza habbal. Illata elkpesztően csokis, jobban mondva inkbb csokilikőrs, annak minden meghatroz tulajdonsgval. Ahogy azt sejteni lehetett,zben is ez a fő irnyvonal, de kevs malta s kis fűszeressg is megbjik mgtte. Inkbb csak kzepesen testes, kiss likőrsen alkoholos s desks, igazn klnleges ale, amely ugyan tnyleg fantasztikusan csokis, de ppen emiatt kiss egysk is.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
A nice dark brown color with minimal head. Aromas of spice/hops/malts. Nice hop flavor w/ roast malt and chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2071) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Bottle from King&Godfree. Great stout. Aromas of chocolate, hints of cereal. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with a frothy head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1390) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 2, 2011
Csak a j sr, Budapest. Sttbarna szne van, habja krmes, srgs sznű s vkony. Illata mint egy forr csokoldnak, amibe finom konyakot, vanlit s ms fűszereket tettek. Rendkvl csokisan s konyakosan kezdődik az ze is, aztn jnnek az reg alere jellemző jegyek is, sok malta, portira emlkeztető zamatok, fs zek, aszalt gymlcsk s szp adag koml. Kzepesen testes s alig buborkos. Utze keserdes, csoki likőrs s a legvge szraz. Nagyon rdekes sr, amit az illata alapjn taln sűrűbbnek gondolnnk, min amilyen, de azrt igen figyelemremlt. Igazi nőszdtő ital.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 31, 2011
Noticeable chocolate in both aroma and taste, covers the alcohol well, drinkable and the missus loves it but I am not so sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rand (1510) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 30, 2011
Bottle 330 ml from Bier-Bienne (CH). Mahogany and luminous beer, with beige foam sticking to the glass. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, nuts. The taste is totanny dominated by chocolate (Milky) and vanilla. There is a slippery touch of cocoa butter. Mild malt with a hint of metallic bitterness. No bad but one-dimensional.

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