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One of the brightest stars in a city filled with culinary treasures, Christopher Elbow has been hand-crafting masterpieces in chocolate for more than ten years. In that time the reputation of his artistic delicacies has spread around the globe. Elbowís sweets are distinguished by their use of unusual and sometimes surprising flavors and ingredients; in that adventurous spirit we joined forces to bring you a very special Chocolate Ale. Chocolate Ale is full of surprises, beginning with a glowing amber hue. The aroma is given over to earthy, fruity cocoa, with just a hint of hops. Smooth layers of dark chocolate intertwine with threads of caramel, vanilla, and nutty malt as the flavor warms and rounds to a bittersweet finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2776) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Draft at Lemon Tree, 2/28. $3.25 for half-off Tuesday. Served in a Delerium Tremens chalice, it looks just a little darkish brown, with a thin Belgian style foam atop. smell is a nice, sweet milk chocolate, maybe even a Godiva. Taste is equally sweet and milk chocolatey. The cocoa taste shines in a beer that is not a stout, the usual style to which chocolate is added. So no roasty notes, just a wonderful chocolate sensation. This is the first Boulevard "extreme" beer Iíve gotten to taste, and itís a winner./

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (272) - - JUL 11, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (3719) - - JUL 6, 2014
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 donít know..its alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (1998) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 6, 2014
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 isnít 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (848) - USA - JUN 30, 2014
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. Wife: 3

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (797) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2014
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: Iíd say this is a novelty beer, but itís put together well enough to not be *just* a novelty. Still, itíd be nearly impossible to drink more than 6 oz of this and be happy about it, and Iím not sure Iíd ever go for a bottle of this except to share it with somebody after saying the words, "do you want to try something bizarre?"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gopherfan99 (352) - CROATIA - JUN 21, 2014
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 12, 2014
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (6928) - Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Draft. Amber pour. Smells like a caramel tootsie roll. Flavor is burnt sugar and sweet cocoa. Just not my style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
oRos (1047) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours copper with white head. Has a powder chocolate taste. With some bitter finish. Wasnít very impressive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1604) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
What an interesting ale. Pours a beautiful sediment ridden vibrant peach color. Lots of vanilla aromas and what Iím guessing is white chocolate. Very sweet... But well balanced with a bittersweet cocoa finish. Dusty cocoa powder and banana are in there as well. A really unique and delicious ale.

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