Cconners (11) - Tauranga, - MAY 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On a recent trip to Welly I found a great little shop called Rumble’s they had a great range of import and domestic beers. I picked up a few bottles that Rumble himself suggested. This one was great smells of dark chocolate and roasted malts with a delicate creamy head. Tastes like milk chocolate with hints of roasted malt, a delicate bitterness ,and not overly sweet. Mouth feel is medium and silky with a pleasant lingering finish. Great beer! I hope I can find this beer in the North Island.
PriorL (897) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
APPEARANCE: dark brown beer, small unstable beige head.
NOSE: chocolate, some bitterness, sweet.
TASTE: chocolate, very sweet, liquorice, candy sugar, caramel.
Pizd (356) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle): Pours almost black with a small off-white head. Aroma of dark chocolate, cocoa powder, malt, slight coffee. Taste is predominantly dark chocolate. Some roasted malt character with a slight coffee edge on the finish. Overall really nice chocolatey beer.
al53 (29) - FINLAND - NOV 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown/black colour, almost cola.
Aroma is light milk chocolate. Taste is chocolate adding little bit roastiness.
Mouthfeel is bit thin and low carbonated.
Easy to drink, straight up chocolatebeer
BlackHaddock (2902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml Bottle: badged as ’Chocolate Porter’ and at 6.5% ABV, this is the same beer: poured into a Westvleteren chalice on 5th Nov 2013.
Lovely red hue to the dark body, sadly the tan coloured head soon fell away to a wispy covering.
The nose was surprise, surprise, fairly chocolatey in nature, rich, dark chocolate to be exact.
Taste wise it was also chocolate led in flavour, some coffee notes too: as it warmed a little some sweet vanilla hints began to arrive.
Medium bodied for a Porter and not at all creamy, although it was fairly smooth in the mouth.
Not as powerful or flavoursome as I expected: not bad, but no world beater.
Philym (326) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Dark ruby/brown with 2 finger thick ivory head.
Aroma: Chocolate, toast and grassy.
Taste: Medium sweetness and bitterness, low/medium sourness and slight saltiness.
Palate: Thick rough texture, light body, low carbonation, and slightly astringent. Fairly abrupt chocolate/toast/roast malt finish with bitterness increasing after the initial sweetness.
Comments: Very good and nice glass lace.
rikstar (350) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0,33l fles gedeeld met bryanvdv Mooi donker bruin bier met crème schuim. Chocolade met gebrande mout in de geur. De smaak is espresso met cacao, tikkeltje zurig en bitter.
Bryanvdv (294) - - OCT 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fles gedeeld met rikstar. Donker bier mer schuimkraag. Aroma is cacao. Smaak is chocola, zoet met klein zuurtje.
garthicus (2469) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Appearance: Cola black, thick off white creamy head. Aroma: slightly roasty, chocolate, metallic, nutty. Flavour: light chocolate, quite carbonated, malty, very simple, gentle coffee, nutty with a medium chocolate finish.
marquisalex (104) - Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured into tulip glass. Black-brown with a white-tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and chocolate, with subtle fruit notes. Taste is dark chocolate, quite dry and bitter. Mouthfeel is a little oily, finish is bitter. After rating, tried the rest of the bottle with chocolate truffles - lovely pair!
Borup (4401) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at DØE 2013. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of coffee, chocolate, smoke and bitterness.