NachlamSie (2730) - 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.
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 (125) - 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 (1216) - 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 (4056) - 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 (5644) - 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 (3659) - 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.
cbfobes (2271) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle in mix six pack, pours pretty much black with a thin tan head and spotty lacing, aroma is heavy chocolate and roast, smells pretty awesome, the flavor has a lot of chocolate on the front end with some burnt malt in the finish, maybe a little bit of coffee, dang, good stuff
Block (1319) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is the most chocolate that I’ve ever tasted in a beer. This porter lives up to its name and has a chocolate shake feel to it. Creamy in texture with chocolate throughout. Finishes sweet. Excellently put together and I really enjoyed this one.
kathouse (927) - Nevada, USA - JUL 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very rich flavors poured from the bottle. Like chocolate cake with a smooth mouthfeel. Some would think this too sweet, but it definitely fits the bill as a dessert beer. Lots of cocoa with no malt graininess. Maybe coffee in the finish, but surely still sweet.
maley1 (733) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On nitro. Dark brown cascading pour with creamy soft beige head. Aroma is huge chocolate milk, faint coffee, cream and roasted malts. Taste of creamy rich chocolate shake, coffee, caramel and roasted malts. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, soft carbonation. Delicious beer!