fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark copper pour with a tall, super creamy beige head that has great retention, is sustained by an active, but small bubbled effervescence. Aroma is bakers chocolate, toast, toffee, roasted nuts and crusty wheat bread. Flavor is full of toffee nuts and bread crust up front, followed by interesting chocolate notes, something, fruity, yet chocolaty, almost what I would expect chocolate beans to taste like, possibly at various stages of processing, caramel, dark fruit, boozy warmth and a little pie spice. Medium body, warm, chewy feel throughout medium, blanketing carbonation. Good stuff overall, definitely not what I was expecting.
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty aroma. Roast malt/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great finish.
jeremyh70 (1022) - Missouri, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A ruby/brown color with finger of white head. Strong smells of milk chocolate, reminds me of Nestlé chocolate syrup, oatmeal, a little earthiness. Taste is big chocolate taste, with some earthy hop oatmeal like tastes, smooth drinking. Ends in a slight bitter with caramel maltiness. Too gimmicky for my taste.
Arayaga2 (2048) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
It's a year old, and this doesn't look, smell or taste of chocolate. It does however taste of sherry, cherries, and other fruits. $16/22oz
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AgentAle (1380) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is sweet roasted malts, caramel, apple, pear and slight tart. Chocolate blend in and isn’t the main aroma which is what I like. Taste is rich malts with a nice blend of dark fruits and mellow chocolates. Balanced quite well. The high abv isn’t noticeable. Rich, complex and smooth. Appearance is a hazy amber with a medium pearl head that retains fairly well.
alexsdad06 (8163) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from notes. Pours a slightly hazy deep amber color with a small off white head. The aroma had nice chocolate character, some caramel and hints of fruit. The flavor has more cocoa like chocolate, creamy, caramel, sweet, some earth and a background fruity character, I don’t know that this fits any category, ok in small doses but this falls below the Smokestack series expectations for me.
tapthis (219) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dull blood orange in color. Decent carbonation. Akward almost chaulky mouthfeel. Tastes of malt and malt chocolate.
BillWyce (935) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange-amber with a small, thin bone-colored head that disappeared quickly. Aroma of citrus mixed with bittersweet cocoa. Maybe some nutty malt too. Body is medium-to-full and lightly syrupy. Mild astringency to the finish. Earthy flavor mixed with mildly bittersweet chocolate. Notes of citrus and nutty malt too.
fiveacestx (904) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber - Light brown/rusty pour. Sweet malts and caramel, a little bourbon and some light chocolate on the finish.
BlackBeerPG (199) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste: bittersweet chocolate, roasted bean, vanilla,nutty, hint of sour yeast.
Dark Brown and mostly clear.
toasted malt and coffee with hint of hop to nose.
Delicate tan head.
Taste a little like German Chocolate.
kevinator (1787) - The Colony, Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer was well done but not my palate preference. Aroma of Whoppers and milk. Golden grown color and a medium palate. Flavor was malted and chocolate but not as pronounced as I expected. Slight hop bite at the finish.