Chocolate Tom (Old Tom With Chocolate) | Frederic Robinson Limited

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Chocolate Tom (Old Tom With Chocolate)Chocolate Tom (Old Tom With Chocolate)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Frederic Robinson Limited
England, United Kingdom
robinsonsbrewery.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Sigmund on 12-21-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
122
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
14.76%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
9
For Trade:
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of blackdavid
5/5  rDev +39.3%

Photo of LordMashall
4.76/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 5

I just tried this Ale this evening with my wife and family. It was very choclatly which in my case is a very good thing "CHOCOHOLIC". Its like liquid chocolate beer with fresh malty goodness! Very good brew.

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Photo of graybayou
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Incredible. I loved this beer.

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Photo of Alex1beer
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of OzmanBey
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of frontalot
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of chel29
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of MarkoNm
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beer and chocolate - awesome.
Dark brown color is topped with a small off-white head. Initially the aroma is nothing but a strong alcohol smell - disappointed. But after letting it breath for some moments, you get an amazing dominant chocolate aroma (similar to chocoltae liqueur). Taste is sweet, chocolatey and pleasanty roasted. Finish is slightly hoppy, but otherwise neutral. After some time the bitter aftertaste kicks in, and rounds this beer.

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Photo of EPortJake
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - dark reddish brown with a half finger frothy head. Looks like a slightly darker brown ale
S - heavy malty smells , alcohol a hint of banana and some chocolate (was expecting more chocolate)
T - well it tastes like a strong ale - fruity esters, very malty, biscuit, caramel molasses and some roasted mlalt. There is a chocolate taste on the farewell, but it is not too strong. Hopping is earthy and moderate, and probably the minimum you could get away with at this strength of ale.
M - medium bodied , smooth. Despite the frothy head, the carbonation is actually fairly low
O - a full on ale that is quite moorish - beware quaffing it though as it will have you on your back. A good ale here.

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Photo of BDTyre
4.12/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this is the inspiration/base for M&S's Chocolate Porter.

Coppery-chocolate colour, very little head. Rich, sweet chocolate smell and a smooth, slightly bitter and creamy chocolate and cocoa taste. A little drier in the taste, and a very light suggestion of hops lurking at the finish. Slightly sour and light bitterness in the aftertaste.

Smooth and rich, and still drinkable at 6%.

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Photo of vinicole
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark amber. Thick beige head with excellent retention and lacing.
Sweet milk chocolate aroma.
The taste continues the bouquet but is now balanced with a mellow bitterness.
Smooth but rather thin for the style.

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.06/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Strong, malty aroma has a firm overtone of cocoa - almost smells more like hot cocoa than like beer. Hey, I love chocolate! Pours a clear sepia with a nice fluffy and fine-bubbled wheat head. Malty flavor has a strong cocoa overtone, which I found rather enjoyable. I detected hints of apple and caramel as well. Texture has firm body and good fizz, leaving a malty and chocolaty finish. This is a good beer for the fall, when the leaves are turning and it’s time to break out the down comforter.

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Photo of Offa
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Although I don't like this as much as the regular Old Tom, it is excellent nevertheless, characterful and very drinkable with a nice chocolate element adding nicely to the otherwise old-ale character.

Red, it has a medium-big tan head steadily shrinking to a foamy ring.

Aroma is chocolate/plain cocoa, hints of iron, fruity maltiness (plum wine), and bread crust, hints of earthy wood.

Taste is lightly winy fruitiness up front, then some chocolate, light woody-tea-like bitterness at finish. It is lively, engaging, fruity-and slightly woody ale with a hint of chocolate.

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Photo of vsls
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Kuongming
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of kaelingirl
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of JNaddeo
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of shama84
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Beerstorian
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of FLima
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It poured very little foam. Very dark woody colour and with a clear chocolate aroma. Flavour was even richer, it tasted chocolate, slight black currants and port wine. Not overly sweet, elegant taste.
The 6% alcohol content was completely hidden. Very interesting beer, and amazingly drinkable once flavours matched perfectly.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Andrewharemza
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle, pours Clear medium brown with little head. Aroma is chocolate with hints of raisins. Taste of Dark toffee,sweet and bitter with chocolate notes, developing some crisp bitterness in finish. Very nice.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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Chocolate Tom (Old Tom With Chocolate) from Frederic Robinson Limited
3.59 out of 5 based on 122 ratings.
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