MayumiH (984) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours a dark reddish brown colour. Caramel, chocolate and black malts. Medium body. Quite decent.
jamestulloch (3494) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s. Dark brown body with a thin cream head. Faint lacing. Aroma of hot chocolate, rust and Nutella. Flavour of cocoa powder and weak coffee. Thin to medium body with a watery texture. Light fizz. Very chocolatey but I didn’t get much coffee flavour.
LazyPyro (595) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Sainsbury’s. Pours a clear very dark brown colour, tan head which quickly disappears. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, malt. Taste: sweet chocolate, coffee, light roasted malt, hint of fruit at the end. Only a mild bitterness in the finish. Smooth oily texture, soft carbonation. I’m a sucker for chocolate coffee beers and I really do like this one. The flavours seem real too and not artificial. The chocolate stands out more than the coffee and it’s a rather sweet dessert beer, personally I would prefer a little more bitterness in this, a darker chocolate perhaps. I’d probably class this as a Sweet Stout rather than an English Strong.
Skarecrow (267) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle BB 12/7/2016
Well, this one certainly delivers what it says on the bottle.
Sweet biscuit/Hot chocolate aroma.
Pours deep dark brown with tan head.
A very mild bitterness is followed by the chocolate (and lots of it) and a residual roasted coffee note.
Excellent desert beer to have with Chocolate steam pudding or Chocolate Mousse.
SamVimes21 (282) - - JUN 21, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from supermarket,ruby red with beige head a lovely coffee, chocolate taste which follows through to the aftertaste, worth trying again.
DanielBrown (4381) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - a gift from Uncle Phil - cheers! Definitely a sweet beer, enormously chocolatey in fact. Grainy texture and tooth eroded satisfaction. Fairly pleasant and saved, I reckon, by its good alcohol levels, which provide warmth.
DylansDad (590) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One for the sweet tooths. The aroma tells you exactly what you’ll get: chocolate, and lots of it. A touch of vanilla and, as for the coffee, I only noticed a slight under-extracted astringency peeking around the edges of the totally dominant bully-boy belgian chocolate. Well made, but I prefer a bit more bitterness with my chocolate.
AshtonMcCobb (5373) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance - deep black with a lovely fawn head.
Nose - light coffee, milk chocolate and honeycomb. Some molasses or liquorice at the back.
Taste - more molasses, more honeycomb and creamy chocolate.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a fairly good finish.
Overall - quite enjoyable.
MarcinG (481) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Butelka .kolor ciemby wrecz czarny piana mala palona. W zapachu dominuje kawa i kakao. Mimo 6 % nie czuc nic . Kawa lekko wodnista aparycja. Piwo ciekawe ale nie dobre smak kawy zabil walory piwa.
vipinvelp (3886) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
PINT tasting. Coffee, mocha aroma, light chocolate notes. Dark ruby red, small foam ring remaining. Nice coffee taste, not too strong. Little aftertaste. (Arnhem 201512)