patrick767 (3727) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2013 tap at Dash In (Mar 7, 2012) - This draft beer has a good milk chocolate aroma and a small off-white head. It tastes of sweet chocolate and caramel malt. Also did I mention chocolate? Yeah, itís there. The finish is still sweet but not cloying. Good.
Sampled again at Ft Wayne RB tasting - My notes are similar the 2nd time around and my rating is exactly the same. 7/3/7/4/14
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours orange with a small, sticky white head which leaves nice lacing down the glass. Not what I was expecting after having the Renaissance Craftsman next to it. Sweet and subtle chocolate on the nose is masked by some herbaceous and floral tones which work in unison. Loads of toffee and chocolate mix well in the taste. Sweet vanilla comes through and almost gives it a whiskey feel to it. Nicely done
annunz123 (924) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lot lighter than I expected. Chocolate, but also caramel and some flowery hops in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet with cereal, then finishes with lots of bittersweet chocolate. Not what I expected, but still a really good effort from one of my favorite microbreweries.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On appearance, this looks like IPA. The nose and palate show chocolate and there isnít much more to say. Excellent palate weight balances the rich flavor.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque hazed orange, small head. Aroma of chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Taste is pretty much the same, just chocolate. Overly sweet, not enough texture.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this on tap in Oklahoma City of all places earlier this year. I enjoyed the beer but didnít rate it at the time. Tonight I find this delicious brew at Marion Street Cheese Market in Oak Park...op tap! The most striking thing about this beer is that itís not brown or black. I recall it being a light golden color before biput tonight itís a dark, translucent, orange color with no head. Cocoa Puffs cereal aroma. Flavor is cocoa powder up front, followed by a short blast of dark fruit, and then a heavy molasses colored dark brown sugar flavor lingering on the palate. The flavors again differ from my original experience where I got tons of cocoa and a bright golden ale. I remember the original taste being like a cocoa powder flavored Belgian Golden. This is chocolatey for sure but more Sugar in the Raw on the finish. I remember a fuller, oily mouthfeel, but this is a medium palate with a slight (but pleasing) booziness. Overall this iis a remarkable beer and very tasty, I will get it whenever I have the chance.
Ernesto987 (4625) - Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Base beer is ok but the chocolate flavoring is awesome. Rich creamy chocolate in here.
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear medium orange colour with a average to large, creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, dusty chocolate, cacao, wood. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, bitter chocolate, chocolate, vanilla, milk chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
DuffMan (7999) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Radio Maria. I was expecting a dark malt base, so it was a surprise to receive an orange-amber beer! Pure milk chocolate aroma, hints of toast. Creamy milk chocolatey flavour, lightly toasty, lightly hoppy. Nice silky mouthfeel. What a nice surprise!
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Batch #1, kinda worried that itís infected. Pours a lightly cloudy dark orange with about a finger of off-white head. Aroma is slightly sour with just a hint of milk chocolate. Taste is medium-heavy sour...like "sour patch kids" sour. Green apple with a little milk chocolate that starts about in the middle and continues into the end. Light bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Fizzy carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, Iím not a fan. Iíll try it again if I can find a "non-infected" bottle and re-rate.