jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - NOV 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Coffee aroma. Very dark brown color, light brown head, good lace. Light sweet, strong black chocolat flavor, bitter. Lots of chocolat but still straightforward.
NosirIwont (2056) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown with a big beige/brownish head which feels incredibly soft and creamy. Sweetish aroma with hoppy notes. Flavour is sweetish and bitter. Roasted and metallic notes. Long lingering bitterness in the dry finish. Remote chocolate notes. Notes of apple. Despite the name, not a very ‘chocolatey’ beer though. At least not IMO. 03-11-06.
thebeertourist (5026) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brew Wharf, London. Black with a nice khaki head. Roasted malts nose and a lot of chocolate. Chocolate flavours are intense, turning semi-dry towards the finish. Rather light-bodied. A great combination of flavours.
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, medium sized beige head. Chocolate aroma and flavour. A rather bitter chocolate compared to other chocolate bears (Youngs, Kjaerstrup etc.) with out vanilla-aromas. Smoke. Underlying malty sweetness. Good.
elektronikfagtekniker (891) - kbh, DENMARK - SEP 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. very dark brown color. malty aroma. dark chokolate taste. bit bitter chokolate. some coffee too.
Tranquillity (1440) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2006
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Little or no head. I didn’t know this was bottle fermented, and poured a bit too much into my glass. Oh, well. The colour is brown and barely opaque, very think and oil-like. Strong chocolate in the aroma, if you really shake the beer around. God, I sound professional. The yeast can be felt as well. Interesting tingle and bitterness, not far som Finnish sahti in the mouthfeel. Strong bitterness, and long finish of bitter chocolate.
DruncanVeasey (7423) - NUNEATON, CONF N, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black-brown body topped with circular clumps of froth and swimming with bits. Charred malt nose hinting at coffee and cocoa. Powerfully roasty black-coffee bitterness leaning towards Guinness Special Export, but barely a nibble of chocolate. Too much smoke and bitterness, and nothing like the bittersweet complexity I was hoping for.
mabjork (674) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark brown in colour. Medium sized brown head. It has a nice aroma of burnt malt and chocolate with hints of coffee. there is a sweet flavour of burnt malt, chocolate and caramel are present as well. There is a sweet chocolate like aftertaste.
oh6gdx (21814) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Dark brown colour, brown mediumsized head. Roasted malts, dark chocolate and caramel in aroma. Flavour is strong roasted malts and barley along with toffee, black coffee and dark chocolate. Excellent brew and palate. Totally awesome!
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Walnut brown pour with a raw sugar colored head. Milk chocolate aroma and a touch of caramelized sugar. The milk chocolate is gone from the flavor--this is rather dry, almost burnt toast like, dark chocolate. Dry, spritzy palate. A surprisingly refreshing beer. Like what dry stouts try to achieve, and most of the time, don’t. Interesting. Unique. I like it.