21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2007
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
this is a bad beer, it is way too thin to carry any of the true choco flavor. It is in essense celebrating how much michelob sucks. This is fuckin terrible and it comes in bottles that look like bombs. the should just call michelob shitbomb.
thehurt01 (261) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 24 oz bottle, I could not find a born on date other than 2006. The beer poured a dark brownish red with a small tan head that disappeared. Smell of heavy malt and not much else. The taste is a mild unsweetened chocolate and roasted flavor, not overbearing. The carbonation is just right. A good mouth feel with a mild mouth coating.
zamco17 (134) - Corpus Christi, Texas, USA - JAN 29, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Suprising! I was expecting much worse. Not overbearing chocolate, just a nice sweet finish. Not the greatest beer by any means but its no dog.
ford9719 (371) - Vilseck, GERMANY - JAN 28, 2007
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Poured a reddish color. Aroma of malt is very present. Taste is not of chocolat but a lot of malt.
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 25, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells pretty good, faint chocolate. Beautiful red-brown appearance. Taste is nice. Not real chocolaty, but enough there to be good. Thin at parts and a little pricey, but if Bud would make more beers like this then maybe they could really call themselves the king.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours dark amber with a short offwhite fizzy head that fades fast but bubbles like soda after that. Aromas of faint chocolate, and some woody notes.. Flavor is lots of chocolate sweetness some seems quite artificial over caramel malts. Palate is fizzy and quite lacking in substance. I actually enjoyed the vanilla celebrate but this one was kind of back to what I expect from AB.
FentonFunClub (2) - fenton, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
i really enjoyed this beer...reminded me of guiness only better...i would drink it again
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 9, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Poured a dark amber color with thin head and no lacing. The nose is bright with wood and chocolate extract notes, thin malts and really aweful hops. The flavor is odd, not like anything Iíve had before. Maybe itís a chocolate extract, but itís a bit malty but thin and pasty at the same time with forced cocoa and spice. Finishes thin. Meh, at least I didnít have to pay for this one.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Small tan fizzy head that quickly diminished, no lacing, visible carbonation, transparent, and a ruby hue. Nose was very mild and subtle--semi-sweet, some maltiness, and faint chocolate and cocoa notes. Very faint. Flavor was dry, thin, semi-sweet, faint chocolate and cocoa. Mouthfeel was lightly tingly and dry. Light body. Not impressed.
BeerCommonSewr (67) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Bitter chocolate, some sweet and malts.
Appearance: Mahogany with an off white head that did not sustain well long after the pour.
Flavor: Dark chocolate flavor. Like dark chocolate it is bitter with some sweetness. It was somewhat thin but interesting. There were also some coffee and roasted malts flavors as well.
Palate: Was bittersweet and dry which was to be expected with an 8.5% alcohol content.
Overall: I see that I am giving this one of the highest ratings on the board so far. I honestly think if you did not tell people this was from Michelob and just made them rate it based on its merits it would receive a higher rating in general. Yes, we are all beer snobs. Nonetheless this offering was quite potent. Maybe hitting too many over the head with the dark chocolate. It is certainly not subtle and it could be better balanced with a stonger hops offering. Nonetheless I did enjoy this beer for what it was advertsied to be which was a chocolate beer. It was certainly that.
P.S.- The bottle that this and the Vanilla Oak came in are unique in that they have a bullet shape. After opening however you find it is just a plastic top covering a metal screw off cap like you would find on a 40 oz. malt liquor. A cork here would have been much more appropriate. Therefore the appearance score was deducted a point when it was more than possible it could have been a postive feature instead of a drawback.