jgb9348 (4440) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber coloured body with a thinnish slightly off-white head. Aroma of malt, raisins, nuts and cardboard - not too pleasant. Medium-bodied; Sharp acidic flavour with metal and nuts tucked into the malty and overly cardboardie taste. Aftertaste shows metal and malt, caramel and a bit of alcohol. Overall, not such a great beer - more malty and metallic than anything else. Good to drink as you cut the grass, but not much more than that. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Broadway Wine Merchants in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 31-August-2009, sampled on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 05-September-2009.
Stevesie (284) - - JAN 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Single bottle. Nice amber color, lots of head. Good balance and nice flavor. Exceeded expectations.
Headbanger (2863) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle 12/8/11 (Jack’s Mountain Home)-46° in English Pint-Pours a medium to dark amber with a small off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, toffee, and bread. Taste of the same with a bit of hops coming through. This medium bodied brew is not bad.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! Smells like freshly mowed grass, yet still good. This is good. A bit malty, but some late hops and a hint of caramel are nice. Could drink this one again.
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - JUN 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange-amber pour into a thick, pillowy cream-colored head that slowly dissipates into melting lacing as carbonated bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass into a lingering layer of foam. Aroma of spruce, sweet nutty caramel, malty citrus, and yeasty biscuit. Initial flavor of roasted nuts and chocolate that fades into a lemony, citrusy finish.
Terminus (3087) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle-pours deep copper hazy with a small fizzy white head. pretty boring looking. nose is bready, sweet and a little nuty and a little catty hops. flavors are nutty malt and quite a bit of ozidization. WTF is going on here? not good and deifnately pass this one!
ben4321 (3473) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 6/8/11, as Choc Pietro Piegari
Aroma: The aroma is caramel, hints of fruit and floral hops, and touches of honey and nuts
Appearance: It pours a caramel-brown color with a creamy beige head and some lacing
Flavor: The taste is light to medium sweet with some slight tartness to the finish
Palate: The body is pretty creamy, light-medium, with fairly soft carbonation, and fairly long duration
Overall, this was a pretty unexciting amber ale. Not a lot going on here, just a half decent beer. Really, this was basically just an average beer all-around.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle courtesy of a generous trader. Poured into a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
Body is a moderate amber with a bit of haze. There is a huge off white head with a strong amount of lacing. The nose is a bit off with some cardboard and odd fruit plus a bit of bread and toast. The flavor goes far downhill with a bitter metallic bite and some cardboard. Weird tannic character as well. Mild bread, but that’s about all that is there that should be there. Feel is a bit thin and metallic. Not a fan of this one at all.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-15-2011
BVery (5447) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange/amber pour with some haziness when held up to light. Nice big mostly-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is pleasant - toasted malts, caramel, and nuts. Flavor is a bit less interesting - a little thin and semi-metallic, definitely malt, but the aroma of the caramel & nuts doesn’t translate well to the flavor.
Onionkid (358) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. An amber pour with a beige head. Aroma of nuts and chocolate. Has a sweet taste to it of chocolate and toffee. Finished decent enough, with a bit of a tart bite to it. I kind of think the same thing as their label says, oh, it’s "another Choc Brew". Yea, exactly. Just, "another middle-of-the-road, so-so beer." Not bad though!
Bif (1261) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle- Pours a hazy amber color, with a small head and no lacing. Has a citrus and grain aroma with a trace of malt. Light citrus and malt taste with a mild bitter finish. Has a slight metallic aftertaste. Medium body, quite smooth and very little carbonation. Non-offensive amber ale. The label seems to present a depressing image/feeling. Beer came as part of a Choc 6-pack mixer.