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Brewed by Robinsons
Style: Old Ale
Stockport, England

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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24/5   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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4.8
josanguapo (1681) - SPAIN - JUL 26, 2015
From hipercor, last unit. In duvel glass. after dinner. Amazing aroma, with soft smell and taste to chocolate of the finest kind. Alcohol isnt noticeable. Even with the chocolate is sweetnrss and bitterness are very well balanced, making it very comfortable to drink. A pity that the chocolatier simon dun had to close its business as Ive read in google. Probably wont be able to tase another of this exquisite beverage again

4.6
moncara (9) - SPAIN - JUN 28, 2013 does not count
Muy extraña, con un toque de chocolate que se nota pero no desagrada en absoluto.

4.5
davidm (2080) - 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.

4.5
Beerbarella (348) - - DEC 29, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours clear mahogany with a medium brown head. Malty chocolate vanilla aroma. Roasty, sour, bitter, vanilla taste. Roasty chocolate palate. Slightly bitter.

4.5
adis (8) - Vilnius, LITHUANIA - FEB 26, 2014 does not count
Usually I’m apathetic to chocolate and other sweets, and I tried this one just because of the sales. But hell, it’s good! It’s not sweet, it’s not oversatrated with the chocolate flavour, thought the aroma is obvious and clear. You can’t drink much of it, but you can have at least once, when you have some.

4.3
Brix (660) - DENMARK - MAR 29, 2010
Tasted 2010-03-29. Bottle. Pours clear, dark, amber with off-white head. Cocoa dominates the aroma. It reminds me of Youngs double chocolate stout, but the comparison stops at the aroma, for the taste shows, that this is primarily an old ale. Mildly acidic, slightly malty. Very balanced and very subtle in all aspects. Lotsa ppl find it artificial, but I like it - very much indeed. The cocoa goes very well with the old ale characteristics IMO.

4.2
skelo (35) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - JUN 10, 2012
Wow! This one is really good and well balanced. There’s not beer for every day or often drinkink. It’s like desert with good aroma and taste.

4.2
Renan_Ferreira (2) - - JUN 17, 2012 does not count
O aroma desta cerveja é muito bom por causa do chocolate. A espuma razoavelmente persistente. O sabor é um pouco amargo e levemente doce.

4.2
beeracoon (511) - - DEC 29, 2012
Medium brown head. Clear mahogany colour. Wonderful chocolate aroma with hints of vanilla. The taste is a bit of a disappointment: Sour-bitter. The great cocoa chocolate palate unfolds slowly, yet intensely. Very nice.

4.2
I_LUV_BEER (231) - - AUG 17, 2016
Served in a tulip from a 330ml bottle. Pours dark brown clear amber with a medium beige head. Aroma is vinous and slightly sour, prunes, chocolate and hint of molasses. Taste is caramel, grass and chocolate notes. Thin to medium body with lively carbonation. Pleasant and refreshing, very quaffable without being overwhelming on the sweet side. Lovely!


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