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
dwyerpg (4789) - 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.
thehurt01 (262) - 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.
Folsom530 (3) - USA - FEB 7, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as good as the Vanilla Celebrate offered by Anheuser-Busch, but worth a try. Can smell some chocolate notes, but less evident to the palate when tasting. The vanilla does more for the Celebrate Vanilla than this chocolate does for the Celebrate Chocolate version of Michelob Celebrate.
BOBANDDOUG (61) - Belleville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Recieved this 2007 Edition from a friend at AB. Just a while label pre-production sample bottle. Used a tulip glass to release as much aroma/flavor as possible.
pours dark, like coca-cola, with minimal head. Zero lacing on the glass.
Smells of a chocolate malt, spiked with alcohol.
Tastes of obvious chocolate, with hints of fruit, maybe apples, and alcohol. Not over powered by any one ingredient. I didn’t take notes on last years edition, but, by memory, seems close, but with a more pronounced chocolate/malt than I recall.
This beer seemed to get better about 5-7 min out of the fridge, as do most. Not an overly complex beer, but, a very good holiday party beer.
I also recieved a bottle of new for 2007 Celebrate Cherry, which I will review when someone sets up the review for it. It’s not bad at all, might be good mixed with the chocolate
thirdeye11 (5739) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
( 24oz bottle 2007 vintage thanks to BMan1113VR) Pours clear brown with oily bubbles. Nose of milk chocolate. Taste of sweet chocolate. One dimensional but nice. Slightly artificial too.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this was a pretty cool effort. The nose and palate were quite heavy chocolate but not sweet. you would epxsect this in a stout but not in a ale style beer. It did have a nice complexity!
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1) Small head that went away quickly.
2) Chocolate flavor is at the right level...not too much, not too little.
3) Finish reminds me of dry cocoa powder.
adrian910ss (2412) - 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.
Butters (3946) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared at Scottyp’s housewarming tasting. Crazy bullet bottle pours a clear red with ring of khaki head. Nose of alcohol, rum raisin, and chocolate like that of the center of a cherry flavored toostie pop. Flavor has lots of fake cocoa with soy sauce. Kinda like a walgreens medicine that gets chocolate flavoring. Awesome bottle though.