rosenbergh (9999) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. From Tallinn, Estonia. Courtesy of Brandman.
Dark reddish brown colour with tiny off-white head.
Roasted malt, faint hops and chocolate in aroma.
Flavour is roasted malt, dark chocolate, coffee, rancid butter and some hops.
This beer is somewhere in the middle, not very interesting nor delicious.
Pinball (11897) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear amber, small white head
aroma of toffee, chocolate.
flavor is chocolate, sweet chocolate, faint hops.
pootzboy (1689) - Hopville, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle
Pours a clear very dark brown ale with ruby highlights in the tulip. 2 finger frothy cap lasts and laces. Soft carbonation... looks like a typical London porter.
Aroma of roasty grains cocoa tones are pronounced, demure sweeness, bit of earthyness and wet hay - well proportioned and pleasant nose, like a cold chocolate tart.
Flavor profile puts roastiness and cocoa up front where a beautifully light sweetness joins it to give a chocolate toffee-roasty malt effect then the long finish goes pleasantly bitter with cocoa and hops joining forces to pucker up the finish. A nice warm satisfying after glow from the well hidden alcohol content.
One of the best chocolate porters I’ve sampled. Very well made and judicious use and combining of flavors puts this over the top. The experience was made all the more pleasant as I was cleaning my palate with pecan pie in between sips.....a match made in valhalla.
hallinghansen (2752) - Odense SV, DENMARK - APR 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a small offwhite head. Aroma is sweet cocoa powder, sweet malt, nuts. Flavor is sweet chocolate, malt, caramel. Sweet cocoa aftertaste. Medium carbonation. I can’t drink more than one of these.
Spelt (232) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the Ale House in Amesbury. Aroma was strongly of chocolate with a foundation of roasted barley. Black with a thin tan head. Taste was almost completely of sweet chocolate with little else to attend to. Some roasted barley and bread hints, but not much. Very silky on tongue. Avergae finish. Tasty but not terribly complex.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[2836-20100414] 330mL bottle. Pungent bitter hot chocolate cocoa powder aroma. Clear, dark brown red body with a quick foamy off-white head. Sweet hot chocolate powder malt flavour with a long smooth cocoa finish. Medium-full body. A little overly sweet but interesting in that "Hey! This is super chocolatey!" kind of way.
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)
jercraigs (9681) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010-04-14. Very dark brown body with a modest tan head. 3+ Aroma of cocoa/Ovaltine is reminiscent of other chocolate beers. 6+ Flavour is similar, cocoa or hot chocolate powder character up front, light bitterness helps keep it balanced, muted dry cocoa lingers in the aftertaste. Sweet middle. 6+ Average plus palate is under carbonated which makes the overall impression heavier, not in a charming way. Decent, but gets a bit cloying after a bit. Best enjoyed in small quantities. Bottle at Volo, Toronto
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown body. On draft at hopcat. Aroma of milk chocolate, light coffee, nuts and cream. Flavor is similar to a milk stout. Thinner body than expected, but very drinkable. Milk chocolate, marshmallow, and caramel. Not bad
matt7215 (2278) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from a private order. pours clear brown with a small tan head. minimal carbonation. aroma of chocolate, pale malt and nuts. the flavour is more chocolate centered with a decently complex malt profile. hopping is there to balance but isnt really there in the flavour or aroma. pretty nice session style brew.
altonbrownd (5419) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown body with short tan head. Nose of lots of chocolate. Really nice. Taste is also chocolatey, although not as much as nose. Some caramel and coffee too. Nice and smooth. Gets spicier towards the finish. Enjoyable.