hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beauty was courtesy of Strykzone. From the 22 oz bottle this poured coal black with a medium sized tan head. Nose of chocolate, ripe dark fruit, and vanilla . Rick in body with s smooth creamy mouthfeel and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is foremost chocolate, but the vanilla and ripe fruit balance it out. Finishes like chocolate bar. Excellent.
boFNjackson (4199) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at a recent tasting... Poured dark, hazy brown, with a thin tan head. This was really nice. Lots of cocoa, milk chocolate, caramel maltiness and sweetness with balancing esters and fruitiness. Hints of charred roast, and a slight floralness. Really I think the body and mouthfeel is what made this great.
seymour (1847) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2015 Tasted at the 1st annual Urban Chestnut - Wolpertinger festival in St. Louis, MO, USA from tap into sampler beer boot. Poured a very dark, opaque, reddish brown color with almost no foam. Strong chocolaty aroma, in addition to dark malts, roasted grains, mild hops and yeast esters. Flavor was dominated by chocolate too, I mean real cocoa not "chocolate" malt, to the point of excess. Unique and tasty. Well-concealed alcohol. An interesting novelty, try it for yourself, but I can’t imagine drinking a whole pint of it, much less a six pack. One and done.
beernbourbon (1522) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pour is a deep brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is interesting for sure. Notes of cocoa powder, very sweet chocolate, milk shake, faint note of fruit, and a touch spice. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate, very lightly roasted malt, cocoa, cheap chocolate truffle, and a touch of holiday spice. Certainly not for everyone and very potent. One glass is plenty.
zathrus13 (1763) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, dark fruit, caramel, and alcohol. Flavor is chocolate, caramel, dark fruit, and malt.
Medium body, with a fairly long finish.
ben4321 (5571) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 1/10/12
Aroma: They weren’t kidding with the name, a sweet nose that smells like basically nothing but chocolates
Appearance: Pours dark brown, with a slight orange hue, a small beige head, and some streaky lacing
Flavor: Tastes a little more complex then the nose, still really sweet and chocolaty, with fruit and caramel
Palate: The body is medium-full, with an average-to-soft carbonation, and a smooth, creamy mouthfeel
This has got to be the most chocolaty beer that I have ever had. It is definitely a bit of a one-dimensional offering. The chocolate completely dominates the beer. Still though, it is pretty good, it just doesn’t have a ton of complexity to it. Style-wise, I don’t really know if it comes off as a Quad, but I don’t really know if I could put any particular style to it. It’s almost like drinking a candy bar. I got mix feelings, this one is interesting, but kind of a gimmick.
markwise (5145) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Keir for this beer in trade. Pours brown with red highlights and a tan head. Nose is cherry, malt, vanilla, sugar, milk chocolate, nougat, cane sugar, and maraschino cherries. Flavor is like a box of Queen Anne chocolate-covered cherries along with milk chocolate, sugar, and sweet cherries. Light to medium in body and an interesting beer; a bit thin in body for a quad.
thirdeye11 (6020) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bomber thanks to BlackSwan) rich deep ruby colored pour, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of chocolate, Belgian yeast, cream, and a bit funky. Taste of milk chocolate, malt balls, creamy and really delicious.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pours dark brown with a mid-sized, off-white head. The bouquet is quite chocolaty with additional notes of cola and dried, dark fruits. Full-bodied and mildly creamy with sheepish carbonation. Like the nose, the flavor is plenty chocolaty and sweet with loads of dried dark fruits. Finishes, sweet and chocolaty with a kiss of vanilla. Big-time thanks to phaleslu for shipping this world class beer my way!
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted 8/19/11. 22oz bomber. Unactivated pour leaves a ton of dark sediment in the bottle. Pours opaque brown with a webbed khaki head. Aromas of Cherry 7Up, Sugary lemon and lime candy flavor. Mild chocolate and fudge nuance. Full bodied and super sweet! The palate screams fudgy chocolate icing. Overwhelming sweetness from the malts and the other ingredients. Nice blend of the Belgian yeast and dark fruity esters, chocolate and fudgy flavors. The alcohol is muted and gets lost in the cola, syrupy sweetness. Yeah, the sweetness is a tad overt. Even at this age. A crazy banana ester pops up in the finish, and actually blends seamlessly with the melted chocolate ice cream flavor. Crazy.