BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mora2000. Pours with a fading tan head over a deep brown body. Aroma is solidly CHOCOLATE MILK and a bit of earthiness. One of the most chocolaty beers this side of Chokolat. Taste is dirt, chocolate, dust and earth. Creamy carbonation. A very good Harpoon beer!
pete4999 (1045) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown. Smells like a milk chocolate candy bar, taste is similar. Some coffee in the taste, but mostly milk chocolate - like a Hershey’s bar. Taste is a little fizzier than I was hoping for. Good overall.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown-black with orange edges and a small, sturdy khaki head. The aroma actually is rather chocolatey, with some pistacchio, orange peel, lightly-roasted coffee, caramel, and faint raisin notes. The flavor is a rich, but mellow chocolate with some vanilla and sharp roasted notes. A woody bitterness comes through, especially toward the finish. There are some blackberry and sour cherry notes far in the distance, and a little bit of soap in the aftertaste. Pretty good, though.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2010
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
"Both bottles poured a lifeless amber-brown body with a faint trace of a head and a couple spots of lacing. Smells of Ovaltine and those rootbeer barrel shaped hard candies along with vanilla and cream. Medium bodied, flat with and odd finish that leaves a tacky sweetened coating. The "natural" chocolate flavor tastes extremely artificial and there is a soapy aftertaste with a cloying sweetness. Oh and it’s also a bit nutty so it’s got that going for it. Terrible beer, a joke of a stout...and I was excited to try this too."
jb (2197) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Heavy dark chocolate/cocoa nose, a tiny bit of coffee in there too. Very dark appearance, I couldn’t detect a highlight color. The head receded fast and there was minimal lacing. Palate is heavy on the coffee, sharp, dry finish, a bit of astringent dark chocolate in there. Not particularly oily or chewy, but not dry either. Very nice.
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, drank a week after expiration. Opaque black, with a thinnish beige head. Sweet pronounced chocolate aroma. Big-time chocolate syrup taste going on, which more than suggests additive. Out of the beers that I’ve had with the overwhelming chocolate syrup taste, this is the cleanest, most drinkable. On the lighter side of full-bodied, retains a nice drinkability. Creamy and rich, this is a pretty cool and unique beer, great for a tasting sampler.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with creamy head. Thin lace. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Taste of chocolate milk, nuts, and cocoa. A lighter palate then I expected. The finish has a slight burnt finish. A decent stout.
Tanker12 (173) - USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chocolate, chocolate and chocolate. This beer tastes great but I could see where it would get overwhelming if you had more than one of these. Not like any other chocolate beer I have ever tasted.
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown to black with a brown head. The aroma is milk chocolate and some roasted malts. The flavor is chocolate with something resembling chocolate milk in there as well. The flavor is pretty good, but the very end of the flavor as well as the aftertaste have something going on I didn’t really like, though I am not sure how to describe it. The mouthfeel is creamy and the carbonation is medium to high.
McGarnigle (555) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Longneck, drink by US tax day. Very dark, tan head...the usual. This brings a striking chocolate bar wallop up front, not just the usual dark chocolate bitter roast, but actual chocolate sweetness. And yet, it isn’t too sweet: the ending finishes fairly dry. The downside for me, though, is the back end is a bit watery, as though plain seltzer were waiting in the wings the whole time. Still good, but not as good as it is currently rated.