gam (2924) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Weak head back to mild cover carbonation weak aroma malt chocolate dark ruby pour flavour grain note strong chocolate sweet but not too overdone barley taste finish chocolate is overwhelming taste definately a winter drink not too bad
Davros (1725) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2011
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a very small head.
Chocolate is right at the forefront in the aroma, like chocolate syrup, very sweet. Underneath is a little caramel. Smells quite promising. Reminds me of choc chip cookies.
More chocolate as a flavour but unfortunately the syrupy, sugary sweetness simply tramples over everything else.
Incredibly low carbonation, really should be a lot hight to help cut the sweetness.
hawthorne00 (2111) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear mahogany with a beige head that fades directly to a coat and is soon gone. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, some carbonation. Taste is very sweet with chocolate and spicy hop bitterness. Some hints of sourness and Sherry are there too - there’s more to the taste than what’s suggested in the nose. Less sweet finish is somewhat powdery. A bit too sweet for me and a little heavy-handed with the chocolate, but not bad.