JKaranka (57) - Cardiff, - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is milk coffee with a gentle toffee. Colour is dark ruby and mahogany, a bit like a less carbonated cola. Not much lacing and quickly dissipating head. Taste is gentle but clear coffee followed by chocolate and caramel. The chocolate aftertaste is long lasting. Slightly thin in the mouth, with gentle carbonation.
LazyPyro (488) - 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 (109) - 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 (210) - - 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 (4353) - 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 (581) - 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 (5049) - 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 (397) - 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 (3680) - 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)
gegwilson (3043) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle courtesy of Mike. Cheers! Pours pours ruby with a frothy cream head. The aroma is strong sweet coffee and chocolate with a slightly synthetic feel. The taste is similar. Overwhelming mocha flavourings over a slightly spicy beer. Very much tastes like a lot of coffee and beers flavourings have been added to a very everage beer after the brew. The flavours are strong and very sweet, but well crafted this is not. Pretty bad really but at least it has some sort of character.
ReV2 (170) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A well balanced beer with coffee and chocolate evident (of course) but not too overpowering like some I’ve tasted. A good malt base, quite sweet & fruity. Better than expected.