nbutler11 (1262) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Alibi Room. Pours a roasted coffee color with a brown head of foam. Smells and tastes predominantly of cocoa. Brilliant Count Chocula aroma, but doesn’t deliver in flavor -- very thin on the palate. Nice, but a bit of a tease.
Ferris (1241) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Sweet chocolate nose. Jet black with a thick tan head. Lots of chocolate and some roast malts. Finished slightly bitter sweet. Very nice beer, but pretty much all chocolate and nothing else.
writerljberg (403) - Oregon, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Graham. Thanks!
A: Black as the inside of a burlap bag. Hefty cappuccino head. Good legs.
N: Chocolate syrup, some coffee, vanilla. Pea soup.
T: Malt/milk chocolate sweetness. Touch of roast/bitterness.
M: Medium light body. Has a watery texture.
O: Good if lacking in complexity.
krumbum (286) - truckee, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown slightly illuminated by light. Rich chocolate nutty smell. Good chocolate taste. Smooth and creamy hazel-nutty. It rinses quick.
kramer (4352) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, brewery. Pours a clear dark brown with a small wispy off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is super chocolaty and sweet, it smells like dessert in a glass. The flavor is super solid, great milk chocolate, a bit on the sweeter side perhaps, but I sort of expected that. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. I’m a sucker for Porters with chocolate in them, and this one certainly delivers.
mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Phiilips in Victoria BC.
Wonderful Chocolate Porter. Smooth taste, smooth on the palate. Subtle chocolate tones throughout.
RumRunner101 (553) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour, creamy brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate and a very light underlying roast character. Flavour is cocoa powder, and milky chocolate, again light roast. On the sweet side.
jordoschell (6) - Lethbridge, CANADA - SEP 4, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark in colour,with good light tan head, dissipates quickly as you drink. Deep notes of chocolate aromas, slightly live on the pallet with great chocolate flavours. Finish is sweet, but not overwhelming.
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blackmetal (110) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong chocolate and vanilla aspects. Distinctive but not problematic vanilla aftertaste
TheRatKing (76) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely black with a short-lived but foamy tan head. My glass was a poor choice; only picking up a bit of coffee. Taste, thought; the taste is an explosion of chocolate and coffee, rich and creamy and lingering with pleasant bitterness on the back of the tongue. I’ve liked a lot of offerings from Phillips, and this is yet another one to their credit.
pictoman (217) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 650mL bottle. Dark dark brown with minimal beige head. Dark chocolate predominant, mild coffee and roast nut. Light body.