kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours to a flat, dark brown color with virutally no head, carbonation or lacing. Nosde is a very strong, very pleasant mix of malty sweet caramel and chocolate. Although the body is fairly thin, the mouthfeel delivers with a sweet tingly sensation. Flavor is a continuation of the malt chocolate and caramel, with a hint of alcohol entering near the end.
Finish was a nice, long, sweet and warming. I enjoyed this even in the dead of summer, though I can see how it would be more enjoyable next to a fire as a true winter warmer. Just a little too sweet to have more than one.
jsquire (2953) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of the swingtop bottle at the 07 RBSG grand tasting. Dark beer with mahagony highlights. Short lived beige head. Cereal grain nose. Sweet bock beer with chocolate, fruit, raisen and some caramel. Not that interesting.
maniac (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body with a small tan head. Sweet molassas and chocolate aroma. Sweet roasted malt and chocolate flavor with some hints of molassas.
Kinz (2967) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample thanks to Maniac. Nice very dark amber, slight carbonation. Bread, molasses, and slight raisin nose. Flavor is sweet bread and raisin. Not bad at all, and I normally don’t care for bocks.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best chocolate beers I’ve had. A full, dusty bittersweet chocolate taste with a medium-heavy mouthfeel and a underpinning of roast, nuts, caramel, and some cream. Bittering is clean and the beer finishes light and not sticky.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice coffee and chocolate on the nose of this reddish pour. Light coffee flavor. Thanks to JK.
JK (3966) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 24, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A simple, session bock. Aroma has light caramel and malt. Flavor tastes bocky enough, some light malt, a little sweet. For all their talk in the explanation, this beer is surprisingly light.
Skyview (5023) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A 12-oz bottle supplied by JK. Pours a rich reddish dark brown with a quick dissolving laced head. Aroma of light caramel, coffee, milk chocolate and some mild grassy hops. Flavor has a chocolate taste at first and then turns more towards coffee. Palate is sweet and syrupy to the tongue. Finish is sweet. Refreshing and not too bad.
frankenkitty (1958) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany-bodied (with more of a ruby tint to the edges), rather thin with a slight, tan head. Faint aromas show malted tendencies. Roasty malt flavor, still on the weak side, with a subtle sweetness that could be construed as chocolate. Even though the C.D. above condemns other breweries for "watering down" their brews, I think Millstream could stand to bump up their O.G./F.G. by a notch or two.
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bendz1 (87) - Ankeny, Iowa, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good winter brew. Starts off with the smell of chocolate and coffee. Pours dark brown with a small light tan head. Tastes much like it smells.