jjsint (279) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ Falcon, Clapham Junction. Very translucent dark brown. Chocolate malt dominates aroma, with slight citrus. Bitter taste, slight powdered chocolate flavour. Ok but doesn’t really justify high ABV.
SarkyNorthener (1094) - Walsall (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask@lychgatetavern, wolverhampton. Brown beer with large white head and good lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate with Orange peel. A very nice ale.
Egg4Goff (19) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask; Lescar, Sheffield; a huge blast of chocolate on the nose; a deep, clear brown with a deep foamy head; unsurprisingly it tastes of chocolate orange but it is dark, bitter chocolate not cloyingly sweet, a bitter hop aftertaste helps balance nicely; a bit thinner than expected for a beer so strong, therefore dangerously drinkable; worth seeking out.
maeib (8077) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask conditioned handpump Scarborough Leeds 14/11/12. A chestnut brown coloured beer with a tight white head. There are certainly chocolate and orange aromas and flavours as promised. Has a nice warming body too. Does what it says and does it well. Tasty.
brief_smile (110) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask @ Nation of Shopkeepers, Leeds. Deep ruby colour. Chocolate digestives, cocoa powder and a hint of Cointreau on the nose. Sweet hot chocolate, dark malts and syrupy orange in the taste. Smooth, oily mouthfeel. A bit odd, but certainly well executed.
jackl (3477) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask @ The Bricklayers Arms. The pour’s deep brown with a tiny off-white head. The nose is strong sweet lactose, hot chocolate and plenty of marshamallow sweetness. The taste is lactose sweetness, kinder bueno, rich cream and cocoa. Just a hint of citrus hoppiness on the long, smooth finish. Velvety - in very nice condition. Overall, as a novelty this works quite nicely! Sweet flavours, sure, but very drinkable.
stravale (1706) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask @ Haymarket, Edinburgh 060912
Dark ruby, clear, off white think head, good lacing
Aroma - soft milk chocolate, dark malts, soft on the nose
Taste - soft chocolate dark malts, slight fruity tang. slight hint of bitter zest, not really getting the orange, somple flavour, easy for 5.8%, bit 1 dimensional tbh
Palate - soft carb, medium body, nice smooth malts. Finish - smooth soft dark malts, vague soft bitter linger
Overall - OK, bit low on flavour though
mr_h (2120) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask by handpump at Haymarket Bar, Edinburgh - clear red / brown ale, good creamy tan head, chocolate aroma, good temperature, dark chocolate / orange flavour, prolonged chocolate aftertaste
kiwianer (2990) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The head is medium, body brown-red. It smells chocolate, sweet creamy pudding, a bit orange. The taste is bitter, orange, chocolate. Interesting and not bad. 11/12/11/11/-/11
dogbomb (755) - ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Great British Beer Festival. Dark rusty beer with a thick bubble top. Lots of chocolate on the nose with a slight orange. Thankfully that orange comes through in the mouth and melds with the chocolate to produce a winner. Middle of the beer is nice and bitter but the finish is sweet. Yum.