LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled in a beer tasting at Plan B, Copenhagen. Magnificent head on a fine brown colour. Dark fruits, malts and chocolate. Alcohol is noticeable. Great with foods and chocolate (I presume).
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown, with a long lasting tan head. Aromas include hops, dark fruit, malt, and some chocolate. Flavor is dark fruit, some coffee, some chocolate that start on the sweet side, but ends dry. The aftertaste has some grape flavor. Very complex. Thanks to BeanDip for this one.
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - AUG 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
8/28/04. Poured out of 750 mL bottle, sampled at Dr. Bill and Steinyís 8th Annual 12-Hour Beer Festival in Orange, CA 8/28/04. Pours a moderately dark brown, somewhat like a porter. But excellent lacing from a tan head that fights and kicks to stay alive. Nose has faint unsweetened chocolate and dried dark fruit hints. Flavor gives off a bit of a sharply bitter, drying sensation. Quite a surprising chocolate beer, in that thereís really not a whole lot of chocolate. But I bet it would go excellently WITH chocolate, as it sort of posits an apparition of a cocoa presence. Some big wood evident, and the dry yet round, full mouthfeel is very lovely. Damn good.
SpringsLicker (3119) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to fattyre for bringing this to the Georgia 14% gathering!
Thereís a large, light Mocha colored head on this beer that sits on a dark amber colored base.
Light malt aroma and the aroma and flavor of old apples. Tha palate is oily and alcoholic with a slightly sour finish.
No chocolate anywhere.
aracauna (3039) - Georgia, USA - JUL 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The dark reddish brown body is topped by an appropriate light tan head. The aroma has a good bit of fruitiness and a little spice, but the chocolate, while there, really isnít there enough to justify the American name for this beer. This one seemed a little lacking compared to beers that came before and after it at the tasting. Iím wondering if our bottle just wasnít as good as the bottles some of the other raters here have had.
Shag (2584) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oh here this beer is! What a scavenger hunt to locate this one in the database. Reddish brown apperance. The aroma was very sweet consisting mostly of chocolate. The taste was a sweet and sour combo of chocolate, sour grapes, and some bitter coffee. This one wasnít great but good nonetheless.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Comes off fairly piney up front. Some chocolate in the aroma. Deep red-brown body. Moderately sweet, lightly bitter flavor becomes a lightly sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation.
Suttree (5041) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, nice head. Woodsy, piney earthy aroma. Spicy and earthy, with notes of black pepper and I donít know, maybe even mushroom? Some fruits - cherry, probably. But whereís the choclate flavor? Huh? Huh?
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear brown with a thick light tan head. Sweet and sour candi sugar aroma. Starts slightly sour and bittersweet with a smooth malty thickness. Not particulary chocolatey or roasty as the name might imply, but a nicely rounded and smooth Belgian ale. Thanks to fattyre for bringing this to the Georgia 14% gathering!
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy brownish amber, with some very nice head retention. Spicy brown sugar aroma, vinegarish and sour at times, and when it warms you can really taste the alchohol, and a spicy brown sugar sweetness. Unfortunately the alchohol becomes too much for this one in the finish it is just way too present.