jamestulloch (2217) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, tasting at Appellation Wines. Dark brown body with a thin beige head. Light lacing. Aroma of milk chocolate, digestives and caramel. Flavour of strawberry jam, biscuit, chocolate and ash. Medium body with a smooth texture. Soft fizz. Straightforward and tasty.
allmyvinyl (6629) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at MAD tasting, cheers BenH! Pours brown, thin off-white head. Aromas of chocolate milk. Taste is more chocolate. Nice beer if you like chocolate.
John25 (1138) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black. Dark chocolate and espresso aroma. Taste follows exactly with citrus hop bitterness on the finish. Sweet creamy mouthfeel. Very drinkable and packed with flavor. Excellent.
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conway (2061) - - AUG 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is straight cocoa. Taste is chocolate Easter bunny, roast malt and a little leather. Medium mouthfeel and strong carb. Awesome.
Travlr (16426) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft courtesy of Matt at Naja’s, thanks! Black, yellow beige head. Aroma of milk chocolate. Taste is pure chocolate syrup. Tasty and dessert-like.
mansquito (4208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wally’s, LA: Pours dark brown with creamy head. Aroma is vanilla and hazelnuts. Seriously, if you rate this beer and fail to mention the vanilla, you need to rerate this. Taste is sweet, with plenty of the above flavors, plus some chocolate and loads of sugar.
77ships (5560) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
THANKS! More than half of a 355 ml. bottle. Bottle is gorgeous as with all Almanac beers. Dark brown, creamy mocha head. Sweet cocoa butter (or at least how I imagine cocoa butter tastes like), sweet sugar, chocolate syrup, exotic sugar,… Taste is pretty much liquid cocoa butter (same comment), exotic sugar, chocolate syrup, cacao beans, creamy mocha, light bitterness in the back, tastes more like actual cacao beans / etc. than extracts or artificial stuff. Body is a bit lighter than I would have preferred. Really reminds me of ST Choklat, bit lighter than I prefer for this kinds of beers to be but very lovely all the same.
kathouse (1292) - Nevada, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown with a broken tan foam. Chocolate aroma is nice. Unsweetened cocoa flavors are more bitter than sweet. Small hints of toast and coffee in the background. Finish is dry.
PriorL (2784) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample at S&G tasting. Thx Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: chocolate, mocha.
TASTE: chocolate, mocha, coffee, nice!
Nische (1225) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black beer with a small beige head. Malty fruity aroma with chocolate, vanilla, caramel and cream notes. Malty caramel and chocolate flavor, licorice, cocoa powder with a light hint of roasted coffee.