Taverner (1098) - San Ramon, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not bad at all. The nose has the twin scents of orange and chocolate malt. Reminds me of those Brit Chocolate Oranges. Flavor is a nice deep, dark but not overpowering malt profile. Tad sweet, but not cloying.
slowrunner77 (3843) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"i don’t know if this belongs in the fruit beer catergory, or the american black ale catergory as it is both (calls itself an ABA). the orange zest is not subtle in the aroma, and makes for on odd but intuiging smell when mixed with some porter-like roasted malts and chocolate. pretty low hop presence (or is it just overshadowed?) in both the aroma and flavor. thin-medium bodied. unique and pretty tasty...maybe leaning towards a desert beer."
Wittales (636) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was reddish black with diminishing off white creamy 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are orange marmalade, roasty malts, chocolate and estery yeasts. Taste are like the nose, oranges, toffee, chocolate and soft spicy hops. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium body, oily average length balanced finish. A wonderful combination of malts and fruit.
TimE (3226) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Chocolate and orange nose. Slightly sweet orange mouth with some chocolate. Good.
ChainGangGuy (4386) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle - Hop City Beer & Wine in Birmingham, Alabama.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a foamy, lasting, light beige head.
Smell: Roasty malts with a leaning note of chocolate boosted by an aroma of fruity orange-flavored confections. Well, this wasn’t what I had anticipated when I purchased this one.
Taste: Roasted maltiness yielding tastes of chocolate and coffee, as well as a munch of licorice stick. Medium sweetness. Orange candy flavor, develops into a muted sip of orange liqueur. Maybe a hint of pine. Hop bitterness remains fairly subdued. Drying, lightly spicy finish with more of the citrus taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Goes a bit beyond medium carbonation.
Overall: I know they have those orange Tootsie pops with the Tootsie Roll stuffed inside, but, this was like a standard Tootsie Pop with the orange-flavored Tootsie Roll crammed within. Work with me on this one, guys. Please.
Bygers (779) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,75l. Pours a dark orange brown colour with a thin off white head. Aroma of loads of oranges and chocolate. Same for taste with a dominant orange flavour.
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cbfobes (2295) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle, pours black with a thick off white head and lots of lacing in the glass, the aroma is pretty crazy, tons of citrus from the oranges and zest with the chocolate coming through as well, the flavor has a orange and fruit front end with a sweet finish, really different but enjoyable
BOSSbrewer (1655) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow. Lots of orange and malt on the nose of this. Malty in flavor. The orange was a bit too much for me.
DiarmaidBHK (3418) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Bridgeview liquors. Pours black with a half inch of khaki foam massive orange on the nose. There’s some roasted malt notes on the tongue but the orange is bigger. Finishes clean. If they bring out the chocolate more this could be the liquid equivalent to one of those chocolate orange candies you see during the holidays.
baraciisch (1903) - USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black in color... Aroma of orange zest, chocolate.... Flavor is a unique blend of chocolate, roasted malts, and orange, really interesting beer
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krumbum (521) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black cherry color. The richness and the citrus fight for the light scent. It tastes of roasted flavors with a thin body. The citrus was very light on the way down but owned the burp that came up. Palate rinses rather nicely clean.