ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big cocoa nose, has somewhat of a hot chocolate quality, some spicy phenolics, dark fruits. Pours a dark reddish brown, good clarity, two finger off-white head with great retention. Lots of cocoa up front, rich malts, some caramel, plums and figs, low-moderate spiciness, low bitterness. Medium body, fairly high carbonation, malty up front and fades to a smooth, dry finish. Nice dubbel, and the chocolate is very well done.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
10/21/11. 12oz bottle thanks to cbfobes! Dark brown pour, red under the light, with a thick, creamy tan head that lasts forever and laces plenty. Somewhat odd aroma that is a combination of almost Tootsie Roll-like chocolate and Belgian fruitiness and spiciness. Weird. The aroma also reminds me of waxy, chocolate smelling lip balm. Spicy Belgian yeast flavor with caramel, fruity esters, and a lingering hint of chalky chocolate. I have to say, this isn’t their best, especially the aroma.
sthlm (1281) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2011
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 2/20
[Bottle] Pours dark brown with a big khaki head. Aroma is dreadful. Sickly sweet candy and only gets sweeter as it warms. Taste is an assault of artificial, cheap chocolate syrup, followed by more chocolate syrup, and then some chocolate syrup in the finish. Seriously, this is too much, and reminds me of a cheap candy. Medium mouthfeel, with an unfortunately long finish length. I generally love New Glarus, and I have several of their beers rated in the mid 4’s, but this was one-dimensional, absolutely brutal and virtually undrinkable.
portableparty (2281) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper with a tight foamy kahki head that slowly dissipates to a film. Aroma is big chocolate and banana bread with subtle hints of bubblegum. Taste is definitly less chocolate and more banana bread and bubblegum with a solid spice throughout and bitterness. Palate is thin to medium with plenty of carbonation and finishes dry. Awesome beer!
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep amber brown color, decent head. Soft, smooth, and velvety on the palate. Flavor is predominately semi-sweet chocolate, something like malted milk balls. Also notes of vanilla bean and chocolate liqueur, with some hops on the back end to dry it out. A little bit of throat warming alcohol in here as well. Lingering sweetness, well balanced and easy drinking. Solid dessert beer.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from the bottle. Color is dark brown with aromas of belgian yeast and bready esters. Medium to thin light body. Flavors are of milk chocolate and kinda like chocolate milk and syrup. Throw in some malty sweetness but not overly so. Interesting, different , and easy to drink. Liked it.
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours nearly opaque, deep dark ruby, with a very full head. Nose is a standard dubbel affair, in a good way. Dark fruits, biscuit, chocolate, hints of roast and toffee. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, not a lot of carbonation. Flavor lacks the depth of the aroma. Chocolate followed by dark fruit is all it really offers. It’s not bad, could’ve been much better.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. What an interesting combo chocolate in a dubbel. Pours a cola color with fizzy head. Smells like chocolate syrup. Taste is a mix of belgian sugars and choclate syrup. Body is thin and finish is crisp and chocolate. Overall an interesting concoction but not my cup o tea.
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Rich brown pour with a tan head that settles into a rim around the glass. Aroma of cocoa, chocolate frosting, belgian yeast, raisins, candi sugar. Some caramel, mild banana. The chocolate feels like its a bit too much initially. The flavor is more mild cocoa than the nose would imply. Mild belgian sugar, raisin and caramel malts. Not as bad as I was expecting, but still somewhat muddled. Mouthfeel is full, nice belgian carbonation. However, it finishes a bit dull. Overall, an experiment. Take that for whatever it means.
crossovert (11350) - Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2011
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz red foiled bottle.
It pours a brownish read with a foamy off-white head that dissipates with no lacing.
It pretty much smells like a bar of chocolate with a bit of soap and yeast.
The flavor is more like a dubbel. Very fruity. There is chocoalte in there. It is more of a fruit tasting beer than anything.
Dan usually makes good stuff but this is just frankensteinbrew right here.