jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2008
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured clearish brown with a head like soda. Smells chocolaty. Tasted bitter and bland. Chocolate, yes, but no malts, roasty hints, or hops to back it up. I mixed a little of it with the cherry lager to liven it up, but it didnt work.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2008
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Ugh! a gift from my mother in law. The 2007 edition was strangely sweet with little to no hopping. The bottles are ridiculous and after you get the plastic top off you get a nice twist off like you would get on a 1 liter Miller bottle.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sitting there on the shelf, it looked like a shiny little bomb or torpedo. Some sort of missle. Anyway, I picked it up and realized that not only was it a missle but it was a missle with beer inside! After I drove it home, being sure to stay off the main roads- i entered in through the bedroom window and gently lowered the torpedo to the floor. I then dismantled it only by the light of the moon, and once successfuly taken apart I imbibed it.
Poured a dark, sort of hazey caramel colour with a small moderately creamy beige head. Mouthfeel also is creamy, lightly carbonated and sort of stale. Like old cold hot-chocolate. Sweet, rich, but drinkable- nice buzz along with this brew, but I think I’ll pass on getting another.
BlackDonald (1126) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 8, 2008
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
These artillery shell bottles crack me up, either that or they were designed to look like awards they hoped these beers would receive, but never will. Dark murky brown coloring, with a dusty cocoa nose, melted maltballs and powdered milk chocolate. Not too great.
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2006 bottle courtesy of Dave Martin. Pours a cloudy brown caramel with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of tootsie roll, cocoa powder and chocolate. Tastes like a lager coated with cocoa, tootsie rolls and chocolate. Not all that bad.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bullet shaped bottle, with a twist of cap like something you’d see off of a soda bottle. An aroma of...of....well not chocolate that’s for damn sure. Light grains in the nose and something that reminded me of smelling an empty fruit bucket...plasticy and slighty musty. The color is a reddish/brown with a medium sized 2-finger thick head. Flavor does have some chocolate character to it but it seemed fake, like drinking a YooHoo. Some light caramel notes too. Not something I’d likely try again.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Noogfest Four-O. Pours rusty with cream head. The aroma is chocolate and copper. The flavor is chocolate, dirt, and artificial sweetness. An unpleasant spiciness comes through once in a while. Pass.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle-that was on my desk as a "decoration" when I worked for Union Beer Distributors. Labeled "Sample Lager Not For Sale": Pours an auburn/brownish pour with a thin tan head. The aroma is all sweet vanilla-artificial-with a sweet fruit hint of dates and lots of honey/caramel sweetness as well. Not as bad of an aroma as one would anticipate. Creamy/light body. Flavor is all sweet artificial vanilla syrup, fig, brown sugar and a touch of twig. No indication of bitterness. Simple and too sweet; although it was less repulsive than I anticipated.
jmw141 (134) - Canton, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2008
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pretty dark red/chocolate color, but the head fizzes like Sprite! Very chocolatey aroma and flavor. The aroma is nice, but its a little too much in the taste department. You can really fell the alcohol in this one. Perfect for a cold evening, but I drank it when it was hot and humid. Poor decision on my part.
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
<sarcasm> Thanks maniac... </sarcasm> Dark mahogony body with a very light chocolate accented aroma. Chocolate taste, like a chocolate liquor... but very dry. Ending is slightly hot.