DuffMan (7624) - 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.
burg326 (4438) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle corked and caged, was worried about this one due to horror stories of infection, however this was not one of those bottles. Poured a hazy amber color, not at all the color I was expecting for this beer, I was expecting it to be pitch black, so this was already a nice surprise. Aromas of nuts, chocolate, and a touch of fruit. Flavors of nuts, vanilla, and sweet chocolate. This was a real nice beer that surprised me overall.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber with a moderate off white head that lasted through the first two sips and left light lace. Pleasant aroma of milk chocolate along with some sweet malt. The flavor is similar with milk chocolate and sweet malt but a bit more intense than the aroma suggests. Mild bitterness at the finish. No problems.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5332) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This brewer is really growing on me. From the 4/2012 3R6P tasting. +++ Sampled from a 750 ml corked brown bottle this beer poured a hazy caramel color with a large foamy/soapy orange-white head that left good lacing. The aroma was faint fruity hops with hints of chocolate and nut. I really expected more from the aroma. The flavor lived up to the promise with a strong sweet chocolate syrup presence and notes of vanilla, coffee and marshmallow. The finish was long with chocolate syrup and marshmallow lingering. Fairly full bodies and quite smooth. Lovely.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with light chocolate and grain notes. Taste cocoa notes up front with a nice back end of complex grains. Good light finish.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 bottle batch 3. Pours with a murky amber hued body with a lasting off-white head. Aromas are earthy, husky, vanilla, dusty cocoa, soil, spicy and a touch vegital. Flavors are of banana, vanilla, earthy, coffee, mild vegital notes, berries, estery, bready, biscuity, grainy, earthy chocolate. Lively bubbles, fuller bodied and slightly warming.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml from phaleslu - thanks, Peter! Unexpected beer and mostly in the disappointing way for me. Dingy amber pour with a fairly unimpressive carbonation. Some strong chocolate notes in the aroma were promising, but they seemed barely present in the the taste along with more prominent pepper. Very forgettable.
deyholla (7713) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Scott! Pours a clear amber with an off white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of earthy chocolate with a bit of backing sweet grain. Flavor begins with sweet grain, but quickly became full of sweet chocolate.
csteele2144 (125) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Technically I had an "infected" bottle, but I still really enjoyed this brew. Lots of chocolate aroma and a taste similar to chocolate milk. Have a few infected bottles left, curious to see what happens going forward.