bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a near black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate whey protein powder, roasted malt, and lactose. Flavor of dark chocolate, after dinner mints, roasted malt, caramel, and some coffee with a dry finish.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, some caramel, light roast, finishes solid bittersweet chocolate. Smooth medium body.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: December 18, 2009
Appearance: black, wispy beige head
Aroma: huge chocolate and roasted coffee aroma, nice caramel sweetness to offset the dark chocolate
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of bitter dark chocolate, touch of roasted coffee, long bitter finish from the dark chocolate
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering-pours a light brown head and mahogany color. Aroma is dark malt-chocolate. Taste is dark malt-chocolate, secondary earthy hops.
pivnizub (8357) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Thanks to joss!): As black as ink, stable mid-sized tanned head; distinctive aromas of sweet milk-chocolate and blueberries (!) in the nose; surprisingly dry bitter-sweet flavour, light to medium bodied, soft; gentle chocolatey and berry-like flavours in the finish, followed by an illusion of cacao-powder in the aftertaste. Very nice liquid fruit-cake.....
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s. Dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Nice chocolate aroma with some roastiness. Tastes of chocolate and roasty, but there was just something there that didn’t live up to the aromas - just couldn’t quite put my finger on it.
MoritzF (8057) - Bochum, GERMANY - FEB 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Black coloured hue with a light-brown medium-sized foamy head. Sweet and distinctively chocolate-malty and moderately roasted aroma with notes of blueberries. Surprisingly bitter flavour with a dry mouthfeel, medium to light bodied with a smooth carbonation. Roasty malty base with notes of dark and milk chocolate with berry-fruity accents; dry and moderately roasty malty finish with notes of chocolate and fruits lingering into the aftertaste. A superb liquid blueberry-muffin. 16.II.11
BMan1113VR (7682) - 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!
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Capone’s. Pours dark brown toward black with off-tan head. Nose is roasty dark malt, dark choc, with a sweet, chocolatey taste, with dark malt, molasses, and a rich, solid palate complexity. This one was smooth as silk, like French silk pie.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from the winter sampler. Pours a very dark brown color with a medium sized brown head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa. Very sweet. Faint roasty and dusty notes if you look for them. The taste is roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, a milky note, a faint leafy hops. Medium bodied. Decent beer.