dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours thick and black. Huge off white head. Nose is hoppy and coffee. Iím not getting any chocolate as the name implies. Maybe itís to young and the hips is overwhelming it. Flavor transitions from bitter to sweet. Mouthfeel is a bit to sharp as well. Iíd like a bit more creaminess from a beer that boasts chocolate.
MaartenRF10 (1776) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with nice brown head. Roasted malts and some dark chocolate. Fairly dry, bitter medium bodied beer.
erickok (4469) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, but seemingly clear. Small frothy head. Quite low on aroma. Dry, dusty cacao but not much more. Some dryness, whole fat milk. But to thin maybe. Tasty, not as sessionable as expected.
BoBoChamp (5757) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50cl, as Organic Chocolate Marble, organic English brew, from De Bierkoning Amsterdam, complex Porter, roasted/malty and slightly bitter/sweet, easy to drink, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, nice brew
thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A - Roasted coffee with grape
A - Dark with thin head
T - Light sweet and roasted bitter
P - Full and soft
O - Alright, but I expected more from a brewery that is climbing my list of favourites
BeerViking (3477) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Magpie, black with a thin white head and a faintly oily sheen. Chocolate and burnt treacle nose with a hint of ginger. Palate is dry and roasty with a full dark chocolate and treacle toffee body. Dry bitter and treacly finish.
imdownthepub (11964) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask conditioned at The Southampton Arms, Kentish Town, Gt London. Black with tan head. Dark, burnt, dry malts giving out an almost cocoa powder, Belgian chocolate flavour. Bitter with a smoky edge. Very interesting beer.
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Kris Wines. Pours black, opaque, huge huge foaming off white head. Nose is citrous hop fruity, lemon, and lime zest. In the background thereís chocolate and ale notes. Taste is roasted malt, minerally stout notes, dark chocolate, and quite a bit of bitter citrous hops. Finish is lingering citrous hop, coffee and roasted malt bitterness.
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
ruby black, fluffy off-white head. Hedgerow fruit nose and bramling cross blackcurrant flavour with a hint of compost. Long roast barley finish. Sprightly carbonation. Not much sign of chocolate.
PotjeBier (2170) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gravity cask @ In De wildeman. Almost black color, no head. Aromaís of fruit, cocoa, raisin, roast. Flavor is slightly sweet, chocolate, upcoming bitterness. Very little carbonation. Finishes dry and rather bitter with hints of cocoa.