Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Clear dark ruby/brown with loose, large bubbled tan head about a cm thick.
Aroma: Chocolate, notes of bitter chocolate, toast and amaretto biscuit.
Taste: Low sweetness, and low/medium bitterness and sourness.
Palate: Smooth thick texture and medium body, slightly prickly carbonation, lingering finish sourness and bitterness at the end.
Comments: Very tasty, it was a bit like a dessert, very easy to drink and left a glass lace.
Hanoi (548) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle: The label makes a big play of the nose... Smells of of oak, a touch of coffee and cheap milk chocolate. There is some smoke in the mid range. Taste is... cheap milk chocolate, which seems to be the fashion for British chocolate beer who seem to think Nanny’s Easter egg is the height of coco tastes. There is some latte underneath.
Mouthfeel is much to thin for the style. Must try harder, and unfortunately the American’s do this type of beer a million times better.
Edit: Read the bottle, the idiots have added flavour rather than used the malt and hops. No wonder it’s rubbish. Lose another point for trying to take shortcuts.
mr_h (3391) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Sainsburys, Prestwick - clear dark brown with a reddish tint, moderate tan head, sweet chocolate, coffee aroma, carbonation on the high side, flavour is like mint chocolate liqueur
JohnRMurdoch (3603) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle shared with mr_h. Dark reddish chestnut brown, reasonable head. Dry grain chocolate malt aroma. Very chocolatey malt flavour. Sickly sweet aftertaste. Tastes like alcoholic cheap chocolate.
SilkTork (5358) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 25, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
500ml brown bottle from Sainsbury’s. Sainsbury’s do have interesting beers in their range. This is a nice idea, though, given that chocolate and coffee flavours can be naturally imparted by the malt, why add those ingredients to the beer. Feels like a gimmick - though a number of brewers like to do it. But it’s like buying a rose that has been sprayed with rose perfume. Anyway, this is a drinkable beer with chocolate and coffee flavours. There you go - what a surprise. It’s a bit cloying and funny enough the flavours taste artificial. Drinkable, but not impressive.
Bamsen78 (3942) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Setka Pub, Poznan, Poland. Pours cloudy dark copper brown with small light tan head. Clear aroma of coffee and sugar with notes of chocolate. Sourish and bitter taste of coffee with touches of caramel and dark chocolate. Sourish aftertaste. Nearly no carbonation at all. More interesting than good but drinkable.
Lunkie (1533) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich chocolate malt aroma. Dark brown colour with no head or lacing. Rich chocolate malt flavour. Smooth flat lingering palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
evergreen0199 (2254) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sainsbury’s in South Ruislip. A dark brown/ruby coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Rich sweet, chocolate, mocha aroma. Tastes of coffee and rich mocha chocolate. Prefer it on cask but still a decent drop.
garthicus (2767) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: looks like a glass of cola, same colour, lots of visible bubbles clinging to the glass, tiny thin brown head. Aroma: Can smell it from an arms length, rich mocha, chocolate, milky, lots of coffee, malty, liqouice, leather and spices. Lovely. Flavour: chocolate again, quite like chocolate milk infused with a nice peppery coffee, herbal, a little dark fruit and a long mocha finish. Absolutely delicious.
coldbrewky (1487) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle via Half Time. Not much nose. Pretty much Young’s Double Chocolate Stout with a nice second half blonde roast coffee. Mini-mer-mer.