Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown pour with some sticky tan head. Big time chocolate aroma - a bit like a Mexican hot chocolate. Flavor is slightly sweet with vanilla and more chocolate. Unique beer.
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, dark brown suede pour with tall fan foam, aroma of chocolate milk balls, flavor of chocolate brownies, lots of chocolate here
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured into glass. The aroma is pretty outstanding, hints of cocoa and cinnamon are a great combo. The flavor, however, doesn’t really match up. Hints of chocolate but other then that it’s somewhat bland.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black with a good head...smelled more cinnamon than tasted.....tasted vanilla with chocolate ending
johnnnniee (3819) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep dark brown with faint ruby highlights and a huge fluffy off white head that sticks around forever. Smells of caramel and chocolate malts with a spicy earthy herbal edge. I’m reminded of patchouli with a hint of vanilla. The flavor is is sweet and malty with lots of caramel and chocolate. The cinnamon comes out a bit in the flavor as well as some vanilla and a hint of earth. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet bubbly mouthfeel. This tastes better than it smells, but the spices make it seem like a Christmas beer. Not my favorite, but not bad.
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with pillowtop light brown head. Nose and flavor is much more pronounced on the cinnamon than the terrapin version. Seems ’fresher’ also. The cocoa is more present on the flavor, as well as some vanilla and hints of tobacco. Creamy body and texture. I liked this one better.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Deep mahogany with a big foamy light tan head. Aroma of cocoa, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel and mint. Flavor is lots of rich chocolate, caramel, vanilla and some light pie spice. Medium body with average carbonation. This is a really good chocolate beer, lots of chocolate flavor but not too sweet and a nice subtle addition of spices.
UDBeernut (2702) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Round 3 in my week 1 drinking. This one is special for me as my father had his own battle with multiple myeloma which he has won up to this point. However has greatly change his quality of life. He has been in remission since 2008 thanks to cutting edge pharmaceuticals. Pours deep amber capped by a tan head with great retention. Slight lacing on my glass. Nose of cocoa and vanilla. Mouth starts with a creamy but full body. Vanilla, cocoa, caramel, and faint grass. Wow what a great beer.
Suttree (6106) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice surprise. NBlack, huge head. Lots of vanilla and cinnamon in the aroma, plus some chocolate and coffee. Flavor is cinnamon and vanilla, with traditional porter flavors emerging as it warms. Nice stuff.
mar (5260) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown pour with a cream head. Chocolate, syrup, molasses, chewy, and light alcohol. Nice palate, heavy chocolate, fudge, cocoa, syrup, chocolate finish.