thedm (4927) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 15, 2012
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This cork and caged bottled brew from a rating party poured a medium sized head of foamy tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a typically carbonated semi-hazy orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malty orange and cocoa. The off tasting mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The soft flavor contained notes of sweet cocoa hops and malt. Not one that I would likely drink again.
TheBeerGod (5183) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Copper pour with a moderate, foamy tan head. Aroma is cocoa, thin chocolate, sweet malt, toasted grains, candy bars and soft fruit. Taste is cocoa, thin chocolate, candied fruit, chocolate covered fruit, sweet malt, grains, earthy notes and soft alcohol. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more chocolate, cocoa, earthy notes, sweet malt, toasted grains, dark bread and soft fruit notes. Tasty!
vtafro (3020) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(backlog) Bottle at a tasting at maxxdaddy’s. Brown pour with tan head. Chocolate, cocoa, sweet malt aromas. Lighter body than expected, chocolate and sweet tones.
Bebum (280) - - JUL 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light copper, clear, no lace.
Medium body, smooth, slight flavor intensity, alcoholic, short palate.
Moderately bitter, sweetish, refreshing acidity, almost sweet-sour.
Hint of chocolate.
Pleasant, not my style.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
SSSteve (3738) - - JUL 6, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. slightly hazy copper with a medium, eggshell colored head. honey, cocoa, maple aroma. flavors of bitter bakers chocolate and honey. hops lend a faint floral/grassy note. any bitterness seems to be from cocoa. there is a moderate malt sweetness and a full body like a malty irish ale base. the grassy notes are a bit distracting and linger in the aftertaste. i don’t know..its alright.
Lukaduke (2059) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Aaron. Pours a medium amber color with a finger of two of eggshell foam. Nose is off putting with a mixture of grain and chocolate but there is some strange copper pennies, fishy weirdness that isn’t very appealing. On the palate it makes more sense than the nose with nice balance between grainy malt sweetness and bitter round chocolate notes. Flavors are focused and the resulting beer is unique and well done. Quite surprised by this especially given the aromas.
Gachupines (855) - USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light brown with a thick white head. Aroma is roasted cocoa, a bit of spice and oddly a whiff of peanut butter. Flavor is roasted cocoa with a bit of bitterness and a surprisingly clean finish. A tiny bit of hops adds a little bite.
Prufrockstar (831) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Beer Junction. Pours pale with white head. Aroma is, not surprisingly, dominated by chocolate. Cocoa nibs, a bit earthy -- the cocoa runs deep in this. Taste: chocolate "laffy taffy banana" bread. Palate: full body, thick. Overall: I’d say this is a novelty beer, but it’s put together well enough to not be *just* a novelty. Still, it’d be nearly impossible to drink more than 6 oz of this and be happy about it, and I’m not sure I’d ever go for a bottle of this except to share it with somebody after saying the words, "do you want to try something bizarre?"
gopherfan99 (369) - CROATIA - JUN 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, pours a caramel color with an off white head, I was expecting it to be a little bit dark and heavier taste but it is not, taste is light and sweet with chocolate, vanilla, and malt, light bittersweet finish, not what I was initially expecting but still very good
maxwelldeux (3500) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a very large light tan head on it. Nose is actually a bit hoppy for me, and has some grassy/earthy notes to it. Taste is a bit bitter up front, actually, but has some subtle chocolate notes to it, and is pleasantly lighter on the palate than most chocolate beers. Interesting.
crossovert (6988) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Amber pour. Smells like a caramel tootsie roll. Flavor is burnt sugar and sweet cocoa. Just not my style.