crhensel (138) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12 oz. bottle into shaker) Part of my Beer of the Month club and a surprisingly great brew. I am usually not a fan of the over hopped ales you tend to get, but this one was very well balanced. Poured a beautiful dark amber/copper color with a finger of creamy white head. Aroma of slight citrus and spice as well as a hint of a sweetness. very smooth in the mouth with a lively carbonation allowing the hops to pop on the tongue. The bitterness was not overpowering and actually cut by a slight caramel sweetness. The balance made for a very refreshing drink, especially as the glass warmed and both flavors developed.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of soonah. Pours amber and cloudy with a nice diminishing white head and a good lacing. Smells of citrus, roses, pronounced caramel, hints of flowers, some candied fruit and slightly resiny. Tastes initially bitter with nice sweet citrus, hay, pepper, some hints of spice. Finishes earthy with a touch of bitternedd. Mouthfeel is tingly with some hints of candied ginger. Lots of subtle complexity in this one.
gururyan (639) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 10, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Of all the Krebs/Choc brews, this one is not only my favorite from them but also a great pale in general.
dwyerpg (4703) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not quite the big hop aroma you’d expect. This is pretty good; quite dry in the finish. The best finish easily of all the choc beers I’ve had. and maybe the best one too.
unclemattie (4305) - Georgia, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Short, 12oz twist-off bottle. Beautiful pour. Deep copper color, white head. Sweet aroma of caramel malt, sweet honey, citrus hop, hints of chocolate. Nice malt. Flavor has a bold malt, sharp bitterness, great balance. I wish we had more of this beer locally. It is good. Finishes with some chocolate and nice hop bitterness.
Onionkid (370) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of caramel and citrusy hops. Great taste IMO! Has a malt base with a great hoppy, citrus body that has a caramel taste throughout. Medium mouthfeel with a bit of spice to the body, and a nice and obvious bitter finish, but one that’s subtle and remarkable. I gotta say, I think this beer actually has a lot going for it. For being a pale ale, I think this exceeds what my expectations were for it. Most of the time when I have a Choc beer, I come away disappointed. Which is a shame, because any beers from this region I’d like to support. But this one -- this is the first time I’ve fallen in love with a Choc beer! Shows me that hey - maybe my complaints about their other beers are more from my lack of knowledge than their competence as brewers, cause I do consider myself a hophead and I *do* love this beer. Will definitely be picking up a few more bottles of this when the opportunity arises! Definitely a pleasant surprise! 6.2% alcohol.
milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was quite impressed with this pale ale. Aroma is nicely balanced between notes of citrus and caramel malts. Flavor is citrus initially, with a nice nutty, biscuit backbone. Finish is smooth and dry, with mild bitterness. For the flavor, abv and price, you can’t get a better deal than this.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pretty hazy orange with a huge head. Not much aroma, but has some caramel notes, not much for hops. However the flavor is nicely hopped, dry, bitter, and very pleasing.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to Cavie, pours dark orange with a tall frothy white head. Aroma is nice biscuit malt and a toasted nuts with a mild pine hop note. Flavor is bittersweet hay and celery with a nicely balanced pepper and pine hop finish. I like this one.
jgentgesdo (677) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber with large tan well lacing head. Nose is herbal hops and clean earth, pine, faint sweet malt. The flavor is initially balanced towards sweet, caramel malt, seguing into floral and herbal hops that end in a nice bitterness. Very suprising excellent offering from Pete’s Place