beerbastard (675) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Very dark pour with some tan head. The nose is the best part, milk chocolate with some smoke in the background. The taste is more bitter chocolate with a dry finish. Overall this is pretty simple, not much else to say. Can’t find any bourbon or vanilla.
Enegaard (53) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Aug. 2013, bottle from City Beer, SF) Pitch black with brown big bubbly head. Aroma is light and slightly tart, chocolate and weak vanilla. Taste is classic porter, light and fruity with toasted malts and chocolate (and lots of it) leaving behind a mild bitterness. Pleasant.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled in a four pack. A nice mild carbonation high malts brew. Roasted nicely with a good chocolate palate.
jjgmd (1377) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black color with a nice java head. Nose is mocha, coffee with rich chocolate and vanilla notes. Taste is bursting with chocolate, not overwhelmingly sweet, and is light enough where it drinks rather easily. Finishes with the same chocolate, might be good over vanilla ice cream. Nice porter. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1334) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head and sweet roasty chocolate aroma. Taste is all milk chocolate, creamy mouthful with vanilla, lighter coffee, and roasted malt notes leading to a dry, chocolatly finish. Light, but flavorful and enjoyable, nice chocolate notes
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark with a finger light fluffy tan head.
Smell chocolate and a light, nutty, coffee roast.
Taste is bitter, herbal, with a roasty and a nutty finish.
Light to medium bodied.
danielecamo (403) - ITALY - SEP 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bella alla vista con schiuma non molto persistente. ..aroma di tostato intenso seguito da cioccolato amaro persistente.. .in bocca prima una nota dolce poi ancora caffè e cioccolato
Strykzone (4837) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Received in a trade from Bytemesis and shared at Kenny’s tasting. Somehow I got much more coffee than chocolate in this. There was also some rich malt notes with light smoke and some vanilla. A fun beer.
trujahwarrior (506) - Monroe, Washington, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into my Dogfish Head snifter. Pours a dark brown almost black color with a thick fluffy khaki head that leave great lacing. Smells of chocolate, caramel amd roasted malt. Tastes of the same things in the smell with the chocolate being the most noticable. Mouthfeel is creamy light and oily with light carbonation and a dry finish. Pretty tasty chocolate beer. not as good as Southern Tier’s but slighly better than Sam Adams chocolate bock. I would drink this all the time if it cost less.
StefanSD (2089) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dense dark brown color with a small tan head that recedes to a fine film. The aroma is light to medium in strength with roasted grains and some chocolates. The taste is decent, and complex, chocolates with dark bitter-sweet chocolates, milk chocolates and some bitter walnuts filling in the back end. The palate was just a bit lighter than i would have preferred, but it seemed to work well and the carbonation was soft. Finished medium in duration and showed some lingering bitter baking chocolate. Overall: A nice tasty chocolate ale.