Lubiere (8254) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
As Mark Henry Sexual Chocolate at Cask Days 2012. A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, concentrated Nestle Quick chocolate with cherries, beautiful. In mouth, a thick oily sweet chocolate malt with mocha, alcohol warmth, cherries, delicious offering. Cask at Cask Days 2012.
JoeMcPhee (7626) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep black colour with a tight dark brown head. The aroma is absolutely loaded with chocolate. Has a lot of chocolate syrup and fudgey aroma along with a little bit of light vanilla backing it up. A touch of coffee/mocha sweetness as well. The flavour has a touch of roast but itís mostly dominated by intense bittersweet chocolate flavour. There is a significant bitterness on the finish but it still leans to the sweet side of the coin. Intensely flavoured and quite rich on the palate but there is a little bit of a vegetal/grassy character on the finish that I could do without. Fairly one dimensional and the chocolate/cocoa completely smashes any malt flavour that might be here out of the way. Okay - but itís way too much for me.
Sammy (7052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very good chocolate beer. Sweet chocolate aroma fills a boardroom. Very dark brown with lasting head, a little lace. Smooth mouthfeel. Major league achievement. Hot boozy follow on. Worth trying, and hits the mark though not the greatest in the style. Still, lots and lots of chocolate, similar to Bakerís chocolate or a decile better.
jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 2013-04-05. Black body with a large brown head, nice lace. 4+ Strong chocolatey aroma, cocoa, notes of Ovaltine. 8++ Flavour is quite sweet, chocolate syrup and cocoa notes. 7++ Smooth medium bodied palate. 3++ Bottle from the LCBO signed by the band.
Our whole brew kettle was in a hot dense state,
Then nearly fourteen billion yeast divisions started. Wait...
The wort began to cool,
The beer geeks began to drool,
Brewmasters developed tools,
We packaged kegs (we built a beer-amid),
Malt, hops, sugary, fermented by the yeasties,
That all started with a yeast bang!
2012-10-27. Black body is near headless. 3+ Big chocolatey aroma, notes of Hershey syrup, melted chocolate ice cream. 7++ Flavour is similar, fairly intense flavour of chocolate syrup and chocolate, sweet dark malt below if you look really hard. 7+ Smooth full bodied palate is nearly flat, which is unfortunate since a bit more carbonation would significantly increase the drinkability. 3+ Lingering chocolate syrup. Not particularly complex, but richly sweet and tasty. Becomes a bit heavy after a bit. Might be better suited to a draft presentation in my opinion. Good stuff. As Mark Henry Sexual Chocolate at Cask Days 2012 at Brick Works, Toronto
Radek Kliber (5915) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 750 ml
Aroma: one of the more potent aromas. Smooth creamy milk chocolate , touch of caramel but not too sweet. Hint of cocoa bean behind. Slightly woody , dry bark like finish. 7+
Apperance: handsome , dark brown, viscous. Medium plus thick creamy light brown cap. Nice lace. 4+
Taste/Palate etc. Full bodied. Wow, I was expecting a lot of chocolate but this is insane! Chocolate palate killer. How you could make this so intense? One sided brown feel with slight bitterness on top ends. This is rated at 10% but heat is all covered in chocolate fudge. I have to give kudos for brewing so unique. I donít get surprised much anymore after trying over 6000 different beers in my life. I did with this one. Great potential but this could be developed further. Darker malts to give more depth with solid bold hop that could wrap such creating in neat balance. Right now this is more of good , very unique creation than masterpiece.
HogTownHarry (5655) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 27, 2012 - 8th Annual Volo Cask Days. The beer of the festival for my wife - she had at least 5 pours of it. Black, smallish but lasting creamy foamy light brown head. Smells exactly like Lindt Truffle Dark Chocolate - rich, dark, nutty; some alcohol, but more like 6%, not the listed 12% (although she did get tipsy really fast on this) (8+). Taste follows, more alcohol - like a very good chocolate liqueur, virtually no bitterness at all (8-). Thick, creamy, mild carbonation - it is so smooth and rich, you only notice a little residual light herbal and alcohol-driven bitterness in the very tail end. Amazing stuff, not to sound sexist, but could be roofies-in-a-glass for women; guys, take note ;-)
DuffMan (5205) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thankfully shared with a room full of people, ícuz thereís no way I could have killed this on my own! Viscous near-black pour, dark brown head. Aroma is cakey, fudgey chocolate. All chocolate. In your face chocolate. This is either going to win you over, or turn you away. Iíve said before that I like my foodie beers, so I was won over by the aroma. The palate was also chocolate overload-- very syrupy chocolate, rich and sticky sweet. Very full-bodied, but not even a hint of the ABV. There is no complexity or nuance here, just in-your-face chocolate fudge richness. It has been said in earlier ratings that this is desert in a glass, and it is. It shares similarities with Southern Tier Creme BrŻlťe, but I liked the palate of flavours in the Creme BrŻlťe better (it was just more to my taste, thatís all). Well-crafted, but for lovers of chocolate and big sweet beers only.
blankboy (5154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Cask Days 2012. Sixteenth beer of the fest. Pours black with practically no head. Aroma is chocolate big-time and thatís pretty much it -- simply lots and lots and lots of chocolate. A mix of sweet, milk and dark chocolate, but all chocolate nonetheless. Flavour follows the aroma, all chocolate, but has a big bitter, slightly alcoholic, finish. Full bodied. Really good but a little goes a long way.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[4878-20121027] Cask. Super rich chocolate syrup aroma. Black brown body with a quick bubbly head. Liquid chocolate syrup flavour is super rich and heavy with an underlying booze. Full body. Deliciously rich, would be awesome paired with ice cream. (9/4-/8/4/17) 4.2
(Cask Days 2012 @ Brickworks, Toronto, ON)
Overheard: "It lingers in your mouth."
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. I was told this was available in Alberta before it was on the shelves at LCBO. Very black with lots f brown lace and good foam. Smells like a dark chocolate bar or a liquor filled chocolate. Amazing what they can do with beer. Very nice in that for a big beer it is not sticky sweet, overpoweringly chocolate or too ABV Heavy. Tasty desert beer. Share with friends or BNL. Smoke íem if you got íem. They could market this if they could sell as beer filled chocolates.