Tmoney99 (9957) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured clear brown color with an average frothy light brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted sweet chocolate malt and caramel aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded with a standout beer.
dmac (3688) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to jtclockwork, thanks James. Poured far lighter then expected, an orange/amber body sat beneath an average sized white head. Aroma was more of what was expected with some chocolate under a lot of pepper and slight alcohol. The flavor is lots of chocolate, grains, bread, caramel, and pepper. Thinner then expected with fizzy carbonation. Good beer all around.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to James. Pours out a mostly clear amber with a thin off white head? Odd for a chocolate beer to look like this....anyway the aroma is of light milk chocolate and some sweet butterscotch. Taste is chocolate, some light cocoa bean, some lingering caramel-like sweetness and a very slight bitter note on the finish. Well done, with a very well hidden alcohol content.
jtclockwork (6890) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a generous trader. Shared by me at Dmac’s tasting. Pours reddish brown. Off white head. Nose of vegetables, chocolate, spicy pepper and citrus. Taste is same with much more chocolate in the finish. Some smoked caramel malts in taste.
steelcitybrew (430) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a dark orange with mild chocolate, fruit, and sweet malty notes. dissapointing. taste is a bit better with chocolate and vanilla and a nice bitter backend. palate is light and not satisfying. not that great.
wedgie9 (1737) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 4/8/11 from a 750mL corked and caged bottle at Lush West Town. Pours cloudy bright orange with a thick white head that slowly recedes to thin, even lace. The nose is chocolate malt, cocoa powder, lightly bitter orange rind, and roasted peanuts. The flavor is nutty chocolate, and just a hint of orange peel bitterness; very straightforward. The body is medium with average carbonation and a long peanut butter and chocolate finish.
thomas15 (620) - USA - APR 14, 2011
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
chocolate, barnyard, amber, hazy, rocky head, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, lively, i only was able to get the bottle version which i hear is much more carbonated and less chocolately. i enjoyed the mixture of the chocolate flavor with a seemingly pilsner esque flavor.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big C&C bottle courtesy of Strykzone. This poured a clear amber with a niche off-white head and good lacing, Nose is chocolate and vanilla. Medium body and good clean mouthful Flavor is like the nose with some bitterness. Alcohol well hidden. Very nice.
travita (3651) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deeper golden like color, white head, some haze. Interesting look different than your typical chocolate beer. Smell is floral, chocolate, and fruits. The taste is definite chocolate, cocoa powder thing going on, sort of an off sweetness to me, some vanilla, and candy like. I could see how people might like this but the sweetness combo did not did it for me.
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2011
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2013 Tap. Are you f’ing kidding me? I didn’t think anything could have the aroma intensity of Southern Tier Creme Brulee, but this gives it a serious run. Mostly clear reddish amber pour with a dissipating white head. Freaking monster chocolate aroma - smells like putting your nose in a box of Nestle Quik chocolate milk powder. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste is again chocolate dominated with maybe a touch of lactose.