davidm (1923) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Nice vanilla beer. Aromas of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is sweet, with light bitterness, and average length. Velvety, and medium bodied. Brown, with no head.
Pyobon (855) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottle) Clear ruby brown with good off white head. Fairly subtle aroma, but definitely chocolate. Beautiful palate, medium bodied with carbonation that conspires to be both velvety and bright. The flavour is dominated (in a good way) by chocolate, a really pleasant chocolate which is surprisingly milk, rather than bitter dark chocolate. There are some nice estery tastes typical of a Belgian beer and some spicey hints. There’s also a touch of gentle bitterness in the finish, however this doesn’t really provide a crisp finish as the rich chocolate and, in the finish, distinct caramel notes last a long time. Overall, this is a superb chocolate beer, but it is more chocolatey than most, however the flavours are so good and work so well together.
BarossaLuke (536) - AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate flavoured beers have always been a bit hit & miss for me, but this beer really does well with it. It has a good milk choc aroma and flavour that doesn’t taste artificial. On top of that the base dubbel beer is very nice, has great malt character and the belgian yeast flavour still comes through. Very nice indeed.
themarvel2004 (4) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belgian isn’t always my thing - nwevee sure about the slight sourness - is it ’right’ or ’off’. Anyway, this poured dark copper-brown, with a thick off whit head that dissipated quickly. Initial flavour is has an almost milky edge, but clearly notes of chocolate and caramel followed on the palette. A heavy beer but enjoyable to drink. Big bottle a bonus too - a proper pint! :-)
I might even drink it again!
Definitely worth a try if you enjoy different beers.
Lunkie (1362) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich chocolate malt aroma. Clear deep red amber colour with poor head and lacing. Chocolate malt herbal flavour . Smooth lingering palate.
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Brenhophead (511) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
640mL bottle. Pours a wonderful ruby red with a decent off white head that fades quickly.Very nice sweet fruit + nut chocolate aroma, the creamy cocoa follows through to the flavour with a slight spice/fruityness. I haven’t tried many dubbels but this is quite nice.
Bif (1261) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber color with a decent off-white head that fades to bits of lacing. Aroma of mi ok chocolate, with some dark fruit and spice. Taste of milk chocolate, some dark fruit and spice. A subtle bitterness that helps to mute a lingering chocolate sweetness. Medium body, smooth and creamy. Nice balance but a bit too much chocolate. The 7.4% ABV is well hidden. Nice beer but a bit too much chocolate to really enjoy.
Kurtos (83) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dirty red colour with.
Has aromas of milky chocolate with also notes of cinnamon and other sweet flavours i can’t specify.
Taste. On entry there is a mixture of hop and chocolate like bitterness, followed by a smooth milky chocolate flavours finished with a slightly candied sugar flavour.
Overall. A good beer, but nothing special.
vanvenlo (1145) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dan Murphy bottle (28-Aug-13) Sweet choc malt aroma. Brown red colour, poor head and sheet lacing. Sweet tangy choc vanilla flavour. Tangy sweet vanilla spice finish and candy sweet toffee aftertaste
imaragingbull (558) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear amber ruby with big foamy off white head that diminishes slowly. Aromas of dates, sweet malts, light chocolate. Light noble hops, almost medicinal notes, stale cheese notes seem to sour the experience. Medium light body, med carbonation, lightly chewy mouthfeel finishing a bit light With Light sweetness cherries and pitted fruits lingering