NachlamSie (2736) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz best before June 11, 2014. Purchased from Wallaby’s. Pours dark as most porters with a tiny head and spotty lacing on the goblet. The aroma is straight up rich chocolate, but it’s natural and not cloying. Yeah, I mean, smelling this stuff is like smelling a dark chocolate bar. The flavor is extra chocolatey, but again not syrupy or candy-like. It’s fairly sweet with loads of milk chocolate but the finish has a bit of bitterness like cacao nibs. The finish, aside from being pure chocolate, is even a little nutty. For this kind of thing, it’s well done.
jimhilt (2391) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a two-finger brown head that fades quickly leaving no lace. Black color, no highlights. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Good chocolate nose and flavor is sweet/roasted chocolate. Smooth. $2.35 for a 12oz bottle Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH. Best by Aug 21, 2014.
chucklemation (424) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with a lingering tan foam head. Has a strong sweet chocolate aroma. Flavor is sweet chocolate, but not too sweet. A very good chocolate beer.
Damico (2511) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick murky brownish with a big creamy bright beige head. Aroma is brilliant sweet milky caramel chocolate so pleasant in the nose. Body is so creamy on nitro with sweet chocolate flavors settling well with a tad of bitterness on the palate.
Berard (273) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours black with thick creme colored head that lingers. Smellsike a chocolate shake with mild carbonation. This was served on nitro. Thick, chocolate, sweet, yum.
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hippiemusic (25) - Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Talk about a Wendy’s frosty of beer. The chocolate notes hit your nose right away, with a nice coffee chaser. Very degree color on it. Would make an excellent dessert beer.
bigda83 (131) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Blue Monk. Pours a nice deep black with a small white head. Kind of looked like instant coffee does. Aroma of chocolate and coffee hit the nose. Taste was similar to a chocolate shake. Smooth and creamy. On the lighter side for a beer. Not a bad offering at all.
JDBaker11058 (1223) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: very dark brown, with ruby edging when backlight; half a finger of extremely creamy foam the color of a Wendy’s frostee; minimal lacing. Aroma: blast of sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, heavy whipping cream, and hershey’s syrup; there is a hint of graham cracker and nuts. Taste: dark, bittersweet chocolate up front, then a blast of milk chocolate sweetness (like a pudding cup), vanilla, light toasted nuts and a hint of roast coffee. Finish: lasting sweetness, almost lactic, with chocolate flavors sticking around quite awhile. Notes: Palate is silky smooth and rich, flavors are chocolate-dominated and very sweet. Liked it quite a bit. Would have liked just a hint more roasty bitterness to balance, but it’s hard to find much fault in this one.
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Standard 12oz bottle, bad label. Coffee pour, fluffy oatmeal head. Aroma is more parched nuts than roast and chocolate. Lot of bittersweet chocolate right up front - lightly sweet, cocoa-bitter, a bit acidic. Medium body, sometimes almost feels a bit light. Bitter cocoa aftertaste. For all its alleged complexity, it comes off as rather one-note and simplistic. Better than random average, less than expected. ABC, Betton.
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY, chocolate brown pour, full & creamy body. huge chocolate aroma. chocolate dominated beer, not a ton of "beery" characteristics that shine here. real tasty though.
solidfunk (3673) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice chocolate milkshake aroma. Pours black with good head and lacing. Light cream aroma with chocolate and lots of roast. Medium bitter finish. Creamy consistency. Tap at Wharf Rat.