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

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Brewed by:
Frederic Robinson Limited
United Kingdom (England) | website

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

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Reviews:
53
Ratings:
120
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
21.73%
 
 
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Photo of mdagnew
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle bought from GapWines, Belfast...

Poured a deep clear coppery amber colour. Creamy head poured big, thick and foamy with a meringue like topping then faded slowly to thick covering that creeps up the glass...

Aroma - Strong notes of dark fruits (raisins, currents, dates) mixed with lots of cocoa powder and chocolate, toffee and treacle notes, ripe (and maybe a little sickly) fruits (banana and apple), hints of Mars bar, strong vanilla, hint of bourbon, some woody and earthy traces...

Taste - Pretty much as above... chocolate not as noticeable as i was expecting, good balance between toffee, dark fruits and the chocolate... light liquorice traces, cocoa, some coppery / metallic notes, slight hints of smokiness, vanilla, some spiciness, light grassy hops..

Feel - Pretty rich and smooth with just a little sharpness underneath... medium / full bodied.. drinkable enough but probably not something i'd want more than one of in a sitting...

Overall - A decent enough brew and much better than i expected.. worth a try...

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Photo of Suds
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Saw this one on the shelf at a local beer store in northern Italy. The beer pours a clear but very dark brown color. The head is wispy and fairly thin. What's really remarkable about the beer is it's aroma...it's an intense mix of both vanilla and chocolate. At times one or the other seem to dominate, but they are the cornerstone scents of this beer. The chocolate is reminiscent of sweet, fine, chocolate powder (think an up-market version of nestle quick). Following the primary scents, there is a little toasted malt character, and very little (almost no) hop smells. The flavor is interesting...the same qualities that are present in the smell, but significantly muted. The beer is not nearly as sweet the aroma telegraphed. Lots of malt flavor, which pair nicely with the chocolate. The beer dries out by the finish, which does have a firm bitterness for balance. It's not the kind of beer that I'd have more than one at a sitting, but it is worth a try.

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Photo of Sigmund
3.81/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.0%. Mahogany coloured beer with a thick off-white to beige head. Strong and dominant sweetish aroma of chocolate and vanilla, not unpleasant, but pretty close ... The flavour has loads of cocoa and vanilla, on a malty base with some vinous notes, but the beer is not nearly as sweet as the aroma made me fear. There are some moderate hops in the finish. This is a nice change-of-pace beer, but I would normally prefer the "ordinary" Old Tom.

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Chocolate Tom (Old Tom With Chocolate) from Frederic Robinson Limited
3.59 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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