boto (1971) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Headkeeper: This one pours a very dark opaque brown color. There was a dense tan head that lingers and leaves some lacing. The aroma is lighter than expected. Chocolate, some roastiness and a hint of sweetness. Some milkiness also. The taste is nice. There was a milky/silky mouthfeel. The taste has chocolate malts, some roastiness, a hint of citrus malts and a bit of lactose. Nice.
bookman10 (757) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark, oily brown-black, with minimal head. Fairly strong burnt-chocolate aroma. Flavor is a combination of coffee, licorice, chocolate, burnt grain, raisin. Pretty complex. Sweet finish.
arkurzynski (1860) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Dark brown, almost black with frothy tan head. Aroma is light, sweet cocoa/chocolate milk. Flavor is faint roasted malt with some chocolate and mild lactose sweetness. Overall, pretty thin and elements not working together well.
screigh (522) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a black with no head at all. Aroma is sweet and chocolate. Mouthfeel is very creamy. Vanilla and chocolate.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: pours an oily opaque black with mahogany edges and a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty malty nose with some cocoa and dark chocolate. Starts with decent fullness and toasty malts with a good amount of cocoa and a touch of raisins before a drier bittersweet finish. Pretty smooth and well-balanced.
jb (2592) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet Euro chocolate nose. Palate is silky, creamy, and chocolaty. This is easy to drink enjoyable stuff without much in the way of depth or dimension.
Hangover (1094) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is of strong milk chocolate and vanilla. Chocolate dominates the flavor with caramel, vanilla and a bit of roastiness. Full bodied, sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. Vanilla lingers long into the finish. Very solid brew, not too sweet, great body and tasty.
pumpmaster (1279) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99/4-pack. Very good.
Aubrey (3501) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty beer, but a bit too sweet for me. It has a bit of chocolate and vanilla, and some lactic-like sour-sweetness, but it’s mostly loaded with an overpowering syrup flavor. Unfortunately, balance suffers, as the bitterness is only mild; the roastiness is very soft; and the alcohol lacks bite. All that said, it’s still a decent sipper, albeit a dessert sipper.
bth122 (1349) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from U pick 6 Erie. Poured deep brown with medium full head that dissipated. Lots of chocolate aroma in this one. Creamy texture. Medium full body. Medium sweet taste. Roasted malt and a good bit of cocoa in the taste and a bit of hazelnut. Not bad at all. Needs a little more carbonation and head.