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.
Westchesterco (1439) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle it is a clear amber color with an off white head. The aroma is rich, complex and quite chocolatey with a light vanilla and coffee flavor. Sweet and rich
patricks110 (2126) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty decent brew. Pours a dark, murky toffee amber with a murky body, thick beige head and a steady stream of carbonation. The aroma is rich, complex and quite chocolatey with a light vanilla and coffee note. Sweet and rich with a dessert like profile. Nutty and caramel notes and a hint of fruit with a light hop accent. Chocolate and cocoa bean notes are throughout and rich. Nicely done!
reebtogi (4891) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml corked bottle pours amber in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aromas of caramel and light chocolate with some hints of vanilla. Taste is light chocolate and caramel malty sweetness with a grassy hop bitterness. Light to medium bodied with decent carbonation. Not one of my favorites from this series, disappointing.
drsordr (1601) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour copper with moderate ecru head. Nose initially earthy and mineral, then trace dry coco, followed by some caramel and sweet fruit. Taste caramel, sweet malt, fruit like apple. Chocolate seems to be faint in the aftertaste. Not what I was expecting. Tastes more like a Belgian ale with just faint chocolate overtones.
rumproasts (4189) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Deep amber with one finger head. Fruity caramel with cocoa. Medium body. Really well made beer.
Dorkenstein (149) - - JUL 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2015 Tart green apple, honey, and wheat bread are the major aroma notes. Taste is green apple, bread, and very light cocoa. I like this beer, but it tastes like a Belgian triple with a very very light cocoa.
Concealer (964) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber. Hazy caramel with a small, beige head that lasts in a ring. Aromas of caramel, coco, nuts, light spice and earthy notes. Flavor is coco, caramel, toasted malt, nuts, spice, light vanilla and dark fruit. Medium bodied, smooth with a dry, warm end.
abcfan (836) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting. Pours hazy brown. Aroma is primarily chocolate. Smooth in the mouth, with a weird sour chocolate finish.
BeerdedDave (885) - - JUN 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap somewhere in Washington DC; cloudy, deep amber color; malty aroma with chocolate notes; malty with chocolate notes; fruity character; fairly bitter wit a chocolate finish
JPDIPSO (5124) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light and airy. Nice chocolate mix. A bit artificial, but like a Three Musketeers bar, you know its not real, yet you enjoy it.