GoufCustom (1071) - HONG KONG - MAY 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 ml bottle bought at CitySuper in New Town Plaza, Shatin.
Clear, deep blackish brown colour; Razor-thin head and residual off-white foam which fades in 10 seconds; Minimal lacing and fizzy carbonation; Fragrant aroma of Belgian chocolate, waffles, sugar, cream, and light coffee; Quite savory sweet taste of roasty malt, with strong Belgian chocolate, cream, coffee, nuts, light liquorices, yeast, hint of citrus, and light grass; Light body, reminds me of some macro German dunkels, with watery palate with creamy feeling; Taste profile is strong sweet Belgian chocolate all over the otherwise pretty roasty but thin malt, with coffee taste took a back seat; Hoppiness is focused on the moderate liquorice and light citrus and grass taste, which in this case complement the chocolate sweetness quite nicely, leads to an okayish astringent finish; Slightly dry after taste, very easy and chocolatey to mouth.
Comments: Very few brews managed to be sweet and tasty, this is one of them. Its Bel-chocolate aroma and taste somewhat reminds me of Floris Chocolat, with a lot less artificiality than the latter. Unfortunately, it has virtually no head, and its body is too thin and watery like a cheapo macro Dunkel to be truly likeable. With so many good mocha brews available out there, I don’t think I’ll look for this one again. That’s the reality.
coldbrewky (1499) - 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.
garthicus (2798) - 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.
Bamsen78 (4395) - 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.
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, 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.
sic1314 (4776) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a reddish brown with a frothy, rapidly disappearing tan head.Aroma of sweet chocolate and milky coffee. Medium body, flavour of Sweet mocha, very smooth and easily drinkable.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours the color of old European woods with leanings toward chestnut with mahogany highlights. Fluffy khaki head is mostly cream with a few scattered bubbles. Claret hues glint along the bottom of the glass. Swirls with a bit of lace.
Delicate and soft are my initial impressions. Chocolate cake and chocolate truffle powder. Chocolate dusted almonds and pecans. Soft plump pumpernickel breads and plums in the back. Chocolate crips. Chocolate covered prunes. Pocky.
Creamy and smooth all the way through. Tart and meaty in the back with plums, prunes then bready and soft with pumpernickel. Chocolate dust and chocolate covered almonds and pecans. Pleasant tart cherry and apple skin finish. Plump plums and grapes are crisp and tannic then juicy and sweet along the sides. Chocolate powder in the breath.
A classic English ale that is on-point and doesn’t veer from its mission of providing me with a wonderful Mocha Beer experience. I thoroughly loved this beer and found it to meet and go beyond my expectations. Delicious. A beer I’d be happy to quaff any day, every day.
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The_Osprey (3241) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours brown to form a black beer with a ring of foam. Smells like chocolate syrup, reminding me of Samuel Smiths’ Chocolate Stout, which I’m not the biggest fan of. Mocha taste, as described. Coffee and chocolate, spice, sweet, slightly sharp and yeasty finish. Taste is better than the smell suggested it would be, but it’s still not blown me away.
evergreen0199 (2393) - 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.
Lunkie (1565) - 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.
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