goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a clear golden brown color. the aroma was chocolatey but had a tartness to it. Mild chocolate over malt. Lightly citiric/acidic.
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish auburn tint, similar to a cider or an iced tea. No head and no visible carbonation - looks flat. Raisin, plum aroma, no hops but a syrupy background. Thick but mellow, no carbonation noticed in the palate. Bitter chocolate mixed with molases and a hint of red raisin. Unique and well done for a michelob, but not on par with something exotic like a belgium.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: Tasting, Yankee Go Home!
dark brown, wispy tan head, sweet chocolate aroma, creamy body, sweet chocolate flavor, not much balance,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 10/20
Bradrcr (806) - Renton, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma is a weird blend of chocolate, bread, caramel and vanilla with no hops to speak of. Color is a dark amber, some clarity, no head. Flavor is roast malt and chocolate forward, some light hop bittering, grainy flavors, lots of vanilla. Texture is med-full bodied, chewy, with only a very slight carb feel and a semi-dry finish; some alcohol warmth. This is a rich beer, probably too much so. Probably would be interesting after being casked, but right now just complicated rather than complex.
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
24 oz. Bullet Bottle. Pours a caramelly brown in color with very li\ttle head. The carbonation is minimal at best. Aroma is more of caramel coffee than cocoa really; almost fruity sweet. The flavor really lacks any bit of cocoa or chocolate. I had read other’s reviews hinting of a fake chocolate finish/flavor/aroma. The brewers must have left it out of my bottle. The flavors were that of most standard dark lagers with an extra kick of alcohol. As the beer warmed, the alcohol content became more evident. All around, not a BAD beer from Michelob but not one I would purchase again. -- Side note, the set does come with a pair of nice snifters that will however be used again.
scoobyluv (504) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 11, 2007
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
smells kinda sour. it doesnt’ taste good after drinking a pepsi but i doubt it would taste much better otherwise. i didn’t get any chocolate at all
kreepindeth (404) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not bad, but certainly not worth the price of admission. Some caramel, coffee and chocolate in the nose. Weird tinny/tang macro finish though.
Shag (2531) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Ground control to Major Tom, what is that tiny rocket we see orbiting the earth, is it a tiny martian vessel? Or some kind of mini Russian spy satellite?......"Major Tom to Ground Control, negative, its a Michelob Chocolate bottle, over" An amber apperance with some chocolate and caramel in the aroma. This one is rather hot with the alcohol showing through. This wasn’t the chocolate bomb I imagined as I get more caramel in it. It wasn’t all that bad.
henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - MAY 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The 25 ounce artillery-shell shaped bottle poured a clear deep reddish amber colored beverage with almost no head that was completely gone in 3 minutes and left no lacing on the glass whatsoever. The aroma had some chocolate notes but was, to some extent dominated by the aroma of ripe banana. The body was medium full with flat carbonation and a soft, smooth texture. The flavor started out somewhat sweet and fruity and remained that way through the medium length finish. There was also a decided alcohol warmth toward the end.
nolankowal (921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Mmm-mm, was I ever so excited to have the brother of the vanilla oak. Crimson pour witha light tan head. Aroma was medicinal...with some oak chips and artifical chocolate candy. Flavors were of tootsie rolls, some oak over shitty beer. Overcarbonated body with thin flavors...fake chocolate finish.