SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 24, 2006
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
clear burgundy with a small off-white head. flavor of lager with some bitter coffee beans thrown in. very thin and light. thats it.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2006
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Haha- this was pretty rediculous. Pours a dark brown moslty clear form a 12 oz bottle at capt lawrence. Aroma is completely aritificial chocolate- hot chocolate- hersheys syrup etc. Flavo ris a bit light with more harsh artificial, nutty chocolate with some caramel sweetness and toffee- some buttery diacetyl as well. Blech- so artificial it was gross. COuld barely finish the sample.
Hangover (1018) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 10, 2006
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
A chocolate beer labeled as a herb/vegetable? I expected a dark brown or black pour but instead saw a light amber pour with no head. Oh well. Aroma is very boozy and there is a definite vegetable funk as well. Taste is AWFUL. Like someone put some cocoa powder in a regular Michelob and added some ethanol. Truly bad... I am actually going to pour this one. I paid 8.50 for the gift pack, which included two snifters so I’m not up in arms over this... but the beer really sucks. Screw on cap is tacky as hell. This thing looks like an artillery shell, I would shoot thing thing if I had a cannon.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Shared at the RateBeer gathering at the Captain Lawrence Brewery. Poured a clear brown with a fizzy off-white head. Smells like aritifical milk chocolate, like Swiss Miss cocoa. Tastes of dry toffee and corn with a bit of alcohol sweetness and a strong grainy milk chocolate character, like they put Hershey’s syrup into the beer. Has the strong chocolate flavor of Rogue Chocolate stout without the refined taste or complexity. Aritificial and sloppy.
Tmoney99 (9965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured brown color with an average off-white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate chocote and nuts aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Heavy sweet flavor with a sweet short finish. Not my style.
kwoeltje (2207) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep brown color. Some aroma of chocolate and alcohol. Flavor is more malt and alcohol than chocolate, although there is a hint of chocolate in there. Alcohol aftertaste.
yayforbeer (752) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2006
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled at Broudy’s Holiday Beerfest 12/2/2006, Jacksonville FL. This brew was not up to the level of the Vanilla Oak. Aroma and flavor of chocolate, but the flavor was artificial tasting. Barely passable.
xav33 (313) - Midland, MI, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2006
1.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Michelob Celebrate Chocolate
Bullet bottle (750 ml)
Recent bottling, celebrated 12/06
Moderate pour into accompanying tulip glasses.
Poured a clear brown with a tiny fizzy off white head.
Smelt of light chocolate and toasted grain.
Taste was upfront light bitter dirt and chocolate scraps followed by dirty grain on a short to average length finish. Palate was light to medium bodied, slightly oily, lively carbonated and lightly alcoholic and astringent.
Overall, I can’t believe I got suckered into buying this. Again... Huge minus points for being overly poor quality compared to value (20$ for the gift set). I can think of at least 100 great beers for $10 or less for a 750ml bottle. This is not one of them. Money making scheme, milking their brand name. Great for grumpy uncle Jeb who drinks a case of Mich Ultra a day, he will think this is the most flavorful thing ever.
hopdog (8444) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2006
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Poured a medium brownish color with a very small sized off white head. Aromas chocolate (as expected) and some roast. Tastes of chocolate, roast, light caramel, and light vanilla. Thin and watery body. Only thing cool about this one was the bullet shaped bottle.
unclemattie (3995) - Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2006
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Picked up a duel gift pack of Vanilla Oak and Chocolate w/ two snifters at Publix #469. Not as dark as one would expect. Clear amber colored. You here choclote and you think roasted malts or a porter like texture. Oh yeah, its an A-B offering. Tastes like a little Nestle Quik was sprinkled in my glass before pouring the beer and not rinsed out properly. NO DEEP CHOCO COLOR AND AROMA. L I A R S ! ! ! Not worth trying. Vanilla Oak is, not this one anyway.