iowaherkeye (2698) - 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.
two7offsuit (313) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. The chocolate is subtle in the aroma but comes through in the flavor.
basaywhat (74) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Light brown with a thick white head. Aroma is roasted cocoa and a bit of spice Flavor is roasted cocoa with a bit of bitterness and a surprisingly clean finish.
jflopsu (743) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange. A shocking aroma for the appearance - strong with chocolate. A strong cocoa powder taste with some caramel and very light coffee. Lingering chocolate taste.
haddon90 (1559) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper color with a thin, off-white head. Slight hops with a strong cocoa aroma. Amazing chocolate presence in the flavor. Light, hoppy bite in the finish, but tons of cocoa. Really good brew.
swoopjones (6638) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle shared at Moor Pat, Williamsville NY. amber & coffee with cream coloreed pour. not the color i was expecting. flavor wise it is chocolate heavy. not desserty but more cocoa than chocolate. vaniilla notes, some hazelnut. decent
DialSquare (3173) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at House Beer. Copper pour, off-white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, chocolate. Tastes are big chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit. Strange, ok. - 6.8
alexanderj (3381) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a bog water type brown with a khaki colored head. Aroma was surprisingly subdued, with notes of caramel, fruit and cocoa. Flavor had a lot of nuance for a chocolate beer. Layered w/ various notes at various times. Finish lingered with some boozy heat. Nutty, caramel and chocolate. Mild to low bitterness. Probably would have liked a more chocolate centered beer.
jehoesefat (321) - Poway, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolaty earthy aroma. Pours murky orange with a thin white head, a lot of yeast got kicked up from the bottle. Nice balanced flavor, not real bitter, malty up front with a sweet finish.
raoul_duke (127) - - MAR 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from binny’s. This looks very interesting. Dark yellow bordering on tan. Aroma is cocoa with some vanilla and alcohol. A touch of bourbon? Taste is cocoa with some earthy tones. This is interesting if not amazing. Caramel throughout.
matthewjk (964) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
One redeeming feature: very smooth, but I was mostly dissapointed in this budget buster. The flavor profile gets muddled. I’m not sure what this ale wants to be. Alcohol well hidden, but I can’t sign off on this one.
Serving: 750ml bottle.