Beaver (1160) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle, best by 9/2011. Pours a hazy orange amber with a huge creamy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is bakers chocolate, caramel, vanilla and a touch of cinnamon.
The flavor is sweet chocolate and vanilla with a little alcohol and green hoppiness in the finish. Although itís sweet, it does have a dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, an interesting beer. Itís interesting to see a lighter chocolate beer. I donít really think the execution followed through though.
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice chocolate cocoa nose, somewhat earthy, light bitter cocoa notes, touch of roasted toasted malts, light dust. Pours dark brown, nice off white head, godo retention. Flavors of sweet cocoa, bittersweet chocolate,earthy notes, dust, medium sweetness. Lightly bitter finish. Nice smooth body with just a hint of 9% alcohol. Nice stuff.
csbosox (1215) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mi. Iím one that did not expect the run on this beer. I bought a couple bottles, I have drank 1-2 more elsewhere. First of all, this is a cocoa nib beer more than a chocolate ale, maybe the difference is nil, but thatís what this is. The aroma is fragrant cocoa. When you have a chocolate ale, it is best to showcase the cocoa, and that was what happened. The flavor is cocoa too, with some malt character built in as well. This is a pretty tasty beer and all that we can say about hype, this beer backs up.
Ratman197 (8486) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy orange amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of cacao, earthiness and a hint of fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Fl;avors of milk chocolate, earthiness and light fruittiness with a smooth dry lingering chocolate finish. Not bad just really strange for a beer.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a lightly hazy orange with a spare off-white head. Aroma of chocolate protein powder, light roastiness, glazed donuts, and nuts. Flavor of caramel, chocolate, vanilla, frosting, and nuts.
NeonBlackBrain (19) - Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml Bottle. Pours a rich mahogany with a red hue in the light. A cloudy, medium body with just the slightest amount of carbonation but a generous head of off white bubbles. The nose is delightful. The smooth texture of milk chocolate and vanilla are complimented by just the slightest aroma of hops and yeast. A light and fluffy mouth feel is emphasized by flavors of cinnamon and vanilla with a pleasant lingering finish that boasts oak and creamy milk chocolate. Excellent.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... Poured a vibrant golden with a white head. Sorta mind blowing what chocolate beers can be like. A lighter beer with a big, viscous chocolate presence. Lightly sweet, mild fruit, and nice yeast tones. Notes of sweet malts and toasted, burnt, candied sweetness.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Probably the least chocolatey of the chocolate beers, but in a good way. Only a medium essence of the cocoa shines through.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 26, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strykzone with another awesome hookup. I ask and he delivers...in lightning speed! Pours a surprising brown color. Aroma of cocoa nibs, hershey bars, chocolate frozen yogurt. Flavor of chocolate, rich toffee...and more chocolate. What a cool ass beer. Thanks Dave. Now I want more! more I tell you!!
Fratto (2443) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Fort Worth Gingerman. Clear orange pour with a small white head. This beer is Nesquick.