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Brewed by Browar Kormoran
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Olsztyn, Poland

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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 2.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.34   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ingredients: water, pale barley malt, dark barley malts, sugar, hops, chocolate aroma. Brewing method: traditional, pasteurized, beer style: chocolate flavoured dark lager, alc. content 5.8 % avb; ext. 16,5 P; hue: dark-cherry-brown, expiry date: 6 months from the production time. Commercial description: The history of the creation of this beer was long and uneasy. The direct inspiration came with the opinions and suggestions of consumers, Internet users in particular. In this way a chocolate flavoured dark lager beer was created which stimulates your senses "shockingly". Substantial, velvet, with a delicate hoppy bitterness covered with chocolate - caramel sweetness. "Szoko" is rather not addressed to the conservative aficionados of the traditional taste. It is for people expecting new, unusual and surprising sensations. Try and find out if it is a beer for you.


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2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ElDesmadre (1629) - Mikołów, - DEC 5, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with a small yet durable head. Aroma is cheap milk chocolate, vanilla, some coffee and some coconut milk. Smells a bit like synthetic powder cappuccino. Tastes way better. Only light to medium body, quite sweet but not cloyingly so, very faint roasted bitterness in the finish together with an aftertaste of milk chocolate, coconut and vanilla. Could use a stronger bitterness and some real chocolate but it’s still surprisingly good.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SangreSani (28) - POLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Aroma: beautiful and strong scent of dark chocolate, with orange peel. Some cocoa is present too. Some alcohol but in a good way, like in those liquor filled chocolates. Appearance: dark brown with creamy, medium lasting head, nice lacing right after you pour it, but later on the lacing disappears. Taste: very sweet with light bitterness in the end. Palate:medium body, low carbonated, quite smooth. It’s not a regular beer. It’s very tasty. I love it.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cunningham (4678) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2014
Appearance: Transparent dark color with some ruby notes, and a nice beige head. Good lacing.
Aroma: Dark malty, toffee, caramel and rich chocolate.
Palate: Medium + body. A bit sweet with a mild bitterness. Average to soft carbonation.
Taste: Dark malt, toffee, bready and rich chocolate.
Overall impression: If you like Sheridans liquor, you will definitely like this one. Otherwise you better save your money!
Personal stats: Bottle @ You´ll Never Walk Alone in Kolding, Denmark

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ungstrup (29493) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2014
Bottled. A black beer with a tan head. The aroma has notes of straw, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and malt, leading to a bitter finish.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
severus (33) - ENGLAND - APR 4, 2014
Creamy tan foam is the best of this one. Overwhelming sweetness and strong toffee-candy aroma. It should be marketed as a base for candy bars, not beer.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Swaroga (1400) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 25, 2013
50cl bottle. Dark red with a small tanned head. NOSE : Strong aromas of toffee and chocolate liquor. SIP : creamy with good carbonation. The beer is sweet like hell. It is cloying sweet till the end. It reminds me of a Doctor Pepper drunk with chocolate. The finish is short. OVERALL : difficult to drink it. The smell is really delicious for a desert. The beer is putting off with a very strong toffee flavor and overwhelming sweetness. The flavor seams a bit chemical.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
evergreen0199 (2080) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 8, 2013
Bottle on the Poland stand at World Travel Market 2013, Excel Centre, London. A dark brown/black coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Malty, chocolate aroma. Tastes malty, chocolate, slightly sweet.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Benzai (8563) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2013 Bottle shared by Joes @ weekly tasting. Small to medium sized off - white head on top of a dark reddish colored beer. Horrible aroma of chocolate and that horrible horrible "hopjesvla". Oh god it tastes like that as well. Straight drainpour for me. Oh my god this is filthy stuff.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ansjelaah (1450) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
Dankzij benzai. Bruine kleur, kleine schuimkraag. Goedkope chocolade toffee geur. Smaakt een beetje naar zo’n kokoskoek en chocolade. Ik vind het wel iets hebben, speciaal.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4151) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
Bottle @ home thx to joes. Copper brown colour with a minimal, lacing white head. Smells heavily chocolate, praline, liquor. Tastes chocolate, milkchocolate, cherry, ’kokosmacroon’. Medium body, silky body, soft carbo.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
fonefan (35353) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2013

Bottle 500ml.

Clear medium to dark brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, chcolate, artificial chocolate, artificial, light coconut. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, artificial chocolate, coconut, cheap chocolate, bounty bar in a bottle. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20130216]


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