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RATINGS: 333   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 273   ABV: 9.1%
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One of the brightest stars in a city filled with culinary treasures, Christopher Elbow has been hand-crafting masterpieces in chocolate for more than ten years. In that time the reputation of his artistic delicacies has spread around the globe. Elbow’s sweets are distinguished by their use of unusual and sometimes surprising flavors and ingredients; in that adventurous spirit we joined forces to bring you a very special Chocolate Ale. Chocolate Ale is full of surprises, beginning with a glowing amber hue. The aroma is given over to earthy, fruity cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of dark chocolate intertwine with threads of caramel, vanilla, and nutty malt as the flavor warms and rounds to a bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topherh (1911) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Pours a hazy orange-amber with an off white head. Aroma is cocoa and sweet malt. Flavor is sweet and chocolatey, hint of vanilla caramel, and a bit of balancing bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AirForceHops (3223) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Draft @ Sunset Grill. Clear transparent amber color. Sizable head with lots of lacing. Nose is light chocolate and vanilla. The flavor is not a normal chocolate dominated brew, a spicy herbal, peppery hops in the finish. No heat of any kind, not hot spice, just Peppery. Yeah it does taste like a chocolate bar was melted into the brew. I think it was very tasty. However you need to like sweet brews. The 9.1% is completely hidden. Really fun to try. I really like this brewery, haven’t had anything bad from them.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
OD40oz (773) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Sampled at 2012 Black Hills Beer Fest. Poured a dark brown with a large tan head. Hot chocolate aroma. Thick and creamy. Somewhere between chocolate milk and hot chocolate taste and finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
high_on_hops (625) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 31, 2012
On tap at Martin City Brewing Company. An amber body with a foamy off-white head that fades quickly. The aroma is malt and cocoa nibs, different than most chocolate beers. The chocolate dominates the taste, with a little bit of malt and some spice. A great aftertaste too. Unlike any other beer I’ve had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Drank 3 on draft in boulevard tulip glass. Chocolate aroma and slight alcohol smell. Dark copper color with 1 finger white head in 1 glass. First 2 glasses had no head. Lightly sweet taste. Medium body. Soft carbonation in the first 2 glasses and average carbonation in the 3rd. Slightly bitter finish and aftertaste of chocolate and slightly alcoholic. Very good beer. Would be good with a sweet desert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rockchalkpa (3) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2012 does not count
Nice cider color. Very little, if any, head. Good chocolate aroma with caramel. Nice chocolate flavor, caramel, burnt sugars and vanilla undertones. Hardly any hop notes. Smooth, full mouthfeel. Not as good as 2011, but a nice dessert beer nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (11201) - DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle. Unclear amber with tiny floaties with small off-white head. Aroma is malt and chocolate. Flavour is malt, caramel, chocolate, sweet, hops, cocoa and a little sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3462) - Vadum, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Hazy orange of color with an off white head. An aroma of cereal, chocolate, spice, weak sweets. A flavor of chocolate, dry, weak hops and dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11277) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Hazy orange with an off-white head and small floaties. Aroma is sweet, malty, milk chocolate, vanilla and cocoa. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet finish. 280112

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (14084) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are milky chocolate, cocoa, caramel, vanilla, nuts and hops.

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