jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draft at Ol Chi Rockford. Pours black with a good bit of dark tan head. Aroma of chocolate milk with a hint of coffee. Pretty sweet stuff, but not so sweet that I couldn’t drink it all night...because I totally could.
cjn_Architect (6) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft served in a pint glass.
Aroma: Malty sweet, strong milk chocolate
Appearance: Very dark with a creamy head
Taste: Malty with lots of sweet milk chocolate flavor. A little on the sweet side.
DalzAle (1906) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark black pour, rich 1/2 inch head and an aroma of bakers chocolate. Flavor is rich dark chocolate a little sweet lactose sugar and a little peat on the aftertaste. Really nice.
arminjewell (5721) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at old chicago is dark brownish black with nice creamy tan head, aroma has big notes of chocolate, vanilla, some slight espresso and mocha notes, hints of caramel and slight roast. Taste is really nice and big into chocolate, lots of milk and dark chocolate and even some cocoa powder, goes into a hint of vanilla and caramel, finishing fairly sweet. Impressive flavors in this one!
EHopper (619) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My word, had a glass at old Chicago, tastes like someone poured a Sunday’s work path of Hersey’s in the glass and stirred. I feel like I shouldn’t like, but such a guilty pleasure. The malt and the a bit of sharpness, with the hint of alcohol warmth make this a very drinkable beer. I need to share this with a non-craft beer drinking friend,
Chiptaylor (7) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught poured. Pots pitch black with a thick tan head. Heavy chocolate aroma. Great chocolate taste.
NielsenRatings (8279) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap in Fort Collins. Pours a deep black appearance with a cola-like foamy head. Roasted chocolate malty aroma. Roasted and very chocolatey flavor. Creamy mouthfeel and a strong chocolate but not overly sweet finish. Surprisingly pretty good.
illiniphil (122) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on draft at Old Chicago. Pours a dark brown with a decent and lingering white head. Chocolate, sweetness and burnt malts predominate. Nicely balanced and not cocoa overpowering. Liked it!
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Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ontap at Old Chicago Westminster poured a clear dark brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, ligt burnt carmel and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, mint, light roastiness and light toffee with a smooth lingering dark chocolate finish.
tmongoose (1094) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on draft and pour dark brown with nice head. the lacing lingers on the glass all the way through. the aroma of chocolate vanilla caramel and light coffee are just so nice and sweet nicely balanced. the flavor is of the same the chocolate comes through and the vanilla rides the coat tails with the coffee bringing up the rear...very good. medium bodied beer that is a great seasonal.