wmubronco1992 (603) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botte. Pours black. Small tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavor is of bitter dark chocolate. Sensation of it being powdery. Lots and lots of chocolate, but nothing else. Rated it reasonably well because I enjoyed it, but in order to be a superior beer it needs a thicker palate. Kind of thin. Could use a roasty quality. Interesting though that even with a thinner palate the finishing mouthfeel is full and it left me satisfied. Regardless this is a nice winter beer.
Mark_Eck (435) - - JUL 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown. Aroma is dark chocolate. Taste is weak and a bit disappointing when compared to the great aroma.
tmongoose (1203) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle shared. Pours a dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is chocolate and a very mild roasted malt. Flavor is chocolate. The chocolate hides any roasted malt flavors. Pretty one dimensional.
alliance100 (605) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Atwater in the Park - nitro offering - pours black . Dark cocoa nose . Taste brings vanilla and milk chocolate . Pretty good for a one and done .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
motelpogo (6304) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUL 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the camba taphouse in munch - at least this was one beer on the menu that they didn’t tell us was out. rich dark brown with a minimal head; loads of milk chocolate in the aroma and i mean loads; semi-sweet but not sickly with some modest bitterness
johnnyoski (431) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BFD. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Sweet chocolate syrup aroma. Roasted malt and thin chocolate flavor. Texture is more watered down than I expected but still enjoyable.
rougeau13 (1972) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very very dark brown with a right cream colored head. Aroma of milk chocolate and light roast. Taste is chocolate and roast, a little more bitter than anticipated from the smell, but in any case a touch thin. Medium creamy body.
ohyeah (3) - - MAY 30, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark. Strong chocolate smell. Surprising watery and milky taste. After that chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate!
SudsMcDuff (5792) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
had a small cup of this .. . smell is of heavy dark chocolate .. . light mouth and a mild empty finish, leaves some coco on the tongue .. . dark chocolate but a bit artificial .. . about what you would expect from atwater, if not a bit better .. . . and even though I’m proud my father invented the rear view mirror, we’re not as close as we appear.
Barnoloid (116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Decent chocolate ale....sort of pitches itself as a stout but sits somewhere between a porter and lighter bodied stout. Reminds me of chocolate chips prior to being baked into a cookie/cake. Not bad but I would not seek it out. Pulled from an Atwater Winter variety pack.
jhp40219 (301) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a soda brown with a small khaki colored head that leaves some spotty lacing. Huge cocoa aroma! Smells like Hershey’s chocolate syrup. Getting marshmallow in the nose too. Simply mouthwatering! Taste is a big letdown after the aroma. Good but nowhere near as big as the aroma. Pretty much only cocoa with a hint of maple syrup and toasty malts. Getting a subtle metallic taste too. Nice finish of cocoa. Palate is the killer here. Very, very thin and watery with high carbonation. In serious need of thickening. May have worked better as a milk stout or oatmeal stout.