jamesie1857 (1108) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle - deep ruby body, faint white head. Big nose of dark chocolate, bit of vanilla, malty notes there too. A bit thin on the body, but a decent mellow chocolate taste to carry it through. Not bad, if only it had a bit of body.
SarkyNorthener (1095) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from M&S. Black with residual head. Aroma is very much coffee. The taste is of coffee, chocolate and roasted malts in the background. The palate is medium bodied and carbonated. This is a unique tasting beer, being predominantly coffee but not overpowering. A very good beer to try, even if only once in your life.
worldbeertaste (1408) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown almost black with a tan, disappearing, light lacy head. Super strong smell of coco. If you buy coco powder it has a similar smell. Not so much hot chocolate but coco. Coffee , malt and roast. Medium to thin body with soft carbonation. First is a taste of chocolate but not as sweet as a candy bar. More like dark chocolate with roast and some coffee elements. The finish is nice with hops making a nice balance. It’s really delicious. Defiantly a chocolate delight.
booldawg (39) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Always a bit dubious of these ’novelty beers’ but thought I’d give it a go.
Light tan head which quickly dissipates to leave a thin lacing.
Aroma is coffee, not surprising as its infused with Arabica coffee.
The chocolate is very apparent from the first taste. Good balance between hops and malts.
Probably a good beer to introduce someone not used to darker ales. One I would buy again. The wife liked it as well, and she’s not really a beer fan.
jimhilt (2341) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a two finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving a good lace. Clear mahogany color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Chocolate and coffee nose and flavor follows - sweet chocolate with coffee in the background. $6.30 for a 500ml bottle from Tully’s Beer and Wine Wells, ME.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours like a dark frothy rootbeer with aromas of chocolate and alcohol, maybe a slight bit of botterscotch - taste is of bitter cocoa with fruit (cherries?) and the finish is a nice lingering alcohol/chocolate
Nilz (316) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a dark to almost black, but red if held up to the light. The head was.cappuccino-like but not lasting. Aroma is predominately a coffee-cream like fragrance. Taste is blend of a soft coffee and dark chocolate but with a pleasant restraint; the finish has a nice bitterness. A rather creditable and pleasing ale that I’d make room for.
tania_nexust (23) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2012
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Oddly this was very fizzy when first poured into the glass. Mid-brown in colour, it didn’t have a lot of discernible aroma. However it’s ‘lightness’ in comparison perhaps made it a little more gluggable, if not particularly outstanding flavour-wise. But if you wanted a lighter-style beer with hints of coffee rather than something heavy, this would fit the bill.
Beersiveknown (2143) - NORTHERN IRELAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from M&S shared with fiance and (future) father in law.
Dark brown-black with cola head and deep cocoa nose. A touch of coffee bitterness up front followed by powdery cocoa. Quite dry with low carbonation. Nice enough but doesn’t bode well for other beer hunt entries if this was deemed best of the bunch.
porkpie (6) - - OCT 15, 2012 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate and coffee on the nose, a bit like the coffee chocolates from a roses tin. Thin, slightly greasy in the mouth, but light, refreshing and inoffensive given it has enough flavour. Could have taken one or two more flavour notes, but enjoyable to drink. Nice.