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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Lager with cacao nibs and natural chocolate flavors. Perfectly balanced wheat lager brewed with dark chocolate malt, for a smooth and satisfying finish. 2005 GABF Gold Medal Winner in the Herb and Spice Category. Entered under the name of "Temptation Bock".


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2006
UPDATED: APR 13, 2007 Macro brew... Yes. But they actually made a pretty unique brew here. I have tasted other chocolate beers and stouts and there was not a hint of chocolate in the arome or flavor. Pours a black with a faint head. Aroma is of actual chocolate and malts. A nice mild taste and feels sort of creamy to the palate. Ya cant knock em on this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2006 Chocolate dominates this wheat larger. Smooth, creamy without the overbearing heavy body. Nice from nose to aftertaste, sweentess/sourness and other flavours like vanilla do evolve as you go, this is not a one trick pony. Sadly, it does taste/feel reminiscent of its macrobrew heritage with chocolate syrup tossed in.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 16, 2006
2006 edition. $5 a four pack at Discount. Dark color. Smell of malt, some hops, Chocolate, caramel, Woppers(malted milk balls), Baileys Irish Cream and a touch of alcohol. Tastes the same but better. Nice chocolate and caramel notes. It tastes better while it warms up. Can taste the malt and sweet chocolate. My God I never would have thought that Miller would ever come up with a beer like this. My wife even likes this and she is not a beer drinker. Great Job Miller!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2006
2006 Edition bottle. I was quite surprised by seeing this beer. So much so, that after having tried some of Millerís specialty (unreleased) brews, I decided to pick it up. Iíll give credit where itís due on this one. The aroma is really good. Smooth chocolate. Really smooth. Smells like a sweetened double chocolate milk in the single serving size by Nesquick. The beer pours to a dark garnet colored body with a thin fizzy light beige head. The flavor is rich with wheat and sweet milk chocolate Milky Way and 3 Musketeers bars. Light finish of sweetened dark chocolate. I can tell its a lager with some light grains too. Smooth palate. Nice creamy feel. The best Miller product Iíve ever tasted. Itís an all around good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Sample from a bottle at Binnyís "Fall Festival of BEERS." Okay, solor me surprised. A dark brown, thic pour with a chocolatey, dessert beer feel. Strong, natural chocolate flavor, not artificaly or metallic at all. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2007 2006 edition. We shouldnít allow an ingrained prejudice against macrobrewers (and megabrewers such as Miller) blind us to accomplishment when it occurs. This is a very fine chocolate beer, which immediately reminded me favorably of Youngs Double Chocolate Stout. I would unquestionably buy this again, and thatís the crucial test. Hats off to Miller for a most enjoyable beer. The correct spelling is "Frederich Miller," by the way.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2006
2006 Bottle. Poured a clear deeper cola brown with a light cap of beige head. The aroma resonated cocoa beans, a hint of coffee, and vanillla... very sweet and quite enticing. Flavor had medium and dark cocoa beans, Kahlua, a little grain, and was rather sweet... quite enjoyable. Finish was long and chocolatey with vanilla sweetness and mild sour grains. This was surprisingly good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Now in bottles, They taut this as the 2005 GABF Gold Medal winner - 2006 Edition. Assuming the Celebration Bock, which won under the spice/herb beer category. Iíve actually had this on tap several times before at various tastings and find this one to be quite similar to the previous offerings. Dark brown color with a taller light tan head. Chocolate liqueurs strike the nasal passages, with hints of vanilla and mild coffee and malt-o-meal. A touch stronger in scent than chocolate malt-o-meal, perhaps a childhood favorite mixed with Kahlua. I like it, if for no other reason than that. Flavors are a touch tamer than the aromas, which is welcome. A light sweet wheat and pale malt sweetness start the flavors. A Dark chocolate middle, with a touch of acidity as found in Sharfen-Berger extra dark chocolate. Touch of raspberries and coffee toward the finish. Linger settles in with roasted coffee, dry malt and a touch of floral hops. Certainly better than most chocolate brews out there. If anything, a touch too sweet at times.


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