jsquire (4106) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber beer out of the caged cork bottle with a fizzy ivory head. Nose of bitter baking chocolate. There is lots of bitter chocolate in here but I get a lot of cherry cordial fruitiness with some nuts and a brown sugar sweetness. Okay beer.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml C&C bottle served in a tulip glass. Bottled February of 2010, best by September 2011. Little late on this one.
A: Pours a hazy brown, dark orange combination with a 2 finger off white head. Leaves some splotches of lace down the glass.
S: Some dark fruits, Belgian spicy yeast, chocolate and some oaty malts. Definitely a different combination of flavors. I was hoping for more upfront chocolate.
T: Ah, there is the chocolate I was missing from the nose. This tastes like a watered down chocolate milk (in a good way) with a faint hint of bubblegum yeast and a slight booze finish.
M: Medium bodied with a nice carbonation and a sweet chocolate finish left on the palate.
O: This was definitely different. I have a feeling that some of the chocolate notes have faded with time. Will revisit fresh.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-24-2011
robforbes (2168) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a cloudy burgendy with a large off-white head, and good lacing.
smell is of cocoa, malt, some vanilla, and walnuts.
taste is of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, nuts, and some caramel. ends a little dry.
jbatman (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love this beer... Big chocolate profile, awesome aroma, and good carbonation. It's refreshing when a brewery takes chances like this to produce something unique and different in a saturated market. A hair sweeter than ideal but definitely an awesome beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, best by 09/2011 from Lukas Liquor back in November of last year. Hazy amber with a one finger off-white head, OK retention. Big fruity cacao nose with some fruity English yeast behind. Fitting moderate sweet caramel malt behind. Flavor follows suit--wonderful how they’ve managed to throw so much chocolate character into this beer, and it works surprisingly well for not being a stout. The finish is semi-dry, with some very nice warming alcohol that kept this dessert beer from ever becoming too sweet. Despite being past the best by date, this was fantastic.
beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
i have had 3 bottles over the last year. lets just say it doesnt age well. pours amber / orange with a nice beige head. aromas of chocolate, some light spice and a vanilla presence. lightly sweet with chocolate and vanilla present. also notes of caramel and hazelnut. fairly well balanced, medium body. im not really impressed with the chocolate flavor seems almost faked, which is surprising given how much my wife spends at elbow’s chocolate shop. it finishes with some astringency and vanilla. that was the first 2 bottles. the 3rd had gone bad after being in the cellar for nearly a year.
bluejacket74 (1797) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, Batch 2010-2 (I don’t think this is one of the infected batches), best before 09-2011. I saw this on sale at Bridge Liquors recently, and I’ve never had this beer before so I figured why not buy it? Served in a tulip (as recommended on Boulevard’s website), the brew pours a hazy dark amber with about an inch light tan head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like bittersweet and milk chocolate, tootsie rolls, nuts, and some booze and bready malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s slick with moderate carbonation. I liked this brew, although I would like to try a fresher bottle sometime. Definitely worth a try.
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1pt 9floz bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Amber suspension, floating particles. Aroma of cheap chocolate. Big, sweet flavour of cheap Easter egg. No real bitterness at all, and it doesn’t taste anywhere near 9%. Reminds me of a chocolate Baileys. Fake powdered drinking chocolate. Booze on the end, however 
574deadzone (1362) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a hazy copper-brown with a slight creamy khaki head. Nose includes some light citrus and earthy hop notes, but mostly is just tootsie rolls. Taste is plenty sweet with a fair amount of bitterness on the end. Palate is fuller, medium bodied with fairly active carbonation and a bitter blast on the end. Fairly drinkable, but I did it all wrong ordering it before dinner. The chocolate seemed artificial and forced to me rather than that kind of natural deep chocolate you get in a good porter or stout. Not having a roasted component to compliment hurt it for me too. I can see how this could be enjoyable in small doses, but it just bothered me after a while.
ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a classic case of inaccessibility over taste. Its not a bad beer, far from it, but its not a particularly exceptional beer either. Lighter appearance than you’d expect, but the sweetness is off balance and far too rich to drink anything more than a small amount at a time. Had the first iteration at Dempsey’s Pub in Lawrence and the second (infected) at the Cunigan’s tasting party in 2012.