janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - OCT 19, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ruby, syrupy brown colo with tanned, long-lasting, creamy head. Aroma is very sweet chocolatey, roasty malty with some coffee and hops. Flavor is roasty malty, hoppy, acidic and somewhat alcoholic with burned chocolate which is hidden though. Medium-bodied palate is fizzy and way too much carbonated.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, cheers Phil_L and beermerchants.com! Dark brown, almost black, has a reddish tint, fierce big bubbled head that threaten to stain my dressing gown but calmed down to leave a nice beige head. Curse my youth and the resulting fked up nose. Can’t smell much as usual, I get chocolate though. As is obvious in the taste. Coffee and chocolate in the flavour. I like the Youngs chocolate but all other chocolate beers I’ve had (I’m a beer rating novice) have been awful. And this has a decent abv. This is a good un!
ogivlado (6157) - Zagreb, CROATIA - SEP 5, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Untypical beer bottle(330ml). -Dark brown coloured, medium sized brown head, chocolate nose. Light roasted malt, bitter coffee and sweet chocolate taste with notes of cocoa in rather bitter finish. Very smooth, goes well with pudding and dark chocolate. As my girlfriend said, the biggest flaw of this beer is that the bottle is too small. Underrated beer.
Plovmand (6781) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a medium beige head. Light roasted aroma with chocolate and malty notes. Flavour is licorice, roasted malts, chocolate and sweet tobacco. Bitter somewhat hoppy finish.
bierkoning (10831) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Salt and licorice in the aroma. Roasty, salty flavor. hardly any chocolate, just a hint of dark chocolate, especially in the aftertaste. Powerful stout, maybe a bit thin, but aromatic and full of flavor.
austone (1062) - Turku; Pori, FINLAND - JUL 30, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black w/ fluffy beige head. Burned aroma with liquorice, little chocolate & tar. Flavor has way too much burned malts, homebrew like nasty vegetables. Liqurice and some bitter cocoa in the finish. Very unbalanced, I was expecting some easy-to-drink chocolate pudding, but now it’s an overburned porter.
goozen (3234) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Black coloured beer with an subtle chocolate taste and great bitter finish.
dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Århus Ølfestival 2008. Pours black with red edges and a small brownish head. Aroma of light smooth milkychocolate. Nice flavour og milkychocolate and som viniousity.
Bov (10117) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark black colour with a ruby hue, very foamy beige head; aroma of black chocolate and cocoa; moderate malt body and fairly sweet, fizzy; very long chocolatey finish, slightly dry - a one-dimensional but not uninteresting dessert beer
CH-303 (1564) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: Dark brown. Not much head.
Aroma: Chocolate, malty. Maybe coffee.
Taste: Chocolate, quite malty. Coffee. Bitter.
Info: 330ml bottle, 3/3-2007, 164/300