Martin243 (894) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I approached with caution after a bad experience with chocolate porter from this brewery Very dark brown with a tan head.Chocolate and vanilla flavour, like a rather obvious dessert. Not unpleasant, just a bit, well, obvious.
italianjohn (2490) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear mahogany/amber pour thin off white head light sticky lacing .... aroma of chocolate, caramel malts and vanilla .... taste of sweet chocolate, caramel malts and light vanilla little sugary fruit .... dry malty flavors in the finish ..... just average swill not too bad expected more
Case (299) - GERMANY - JAN 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper-red with almost zero head. Faint smell of chocolate and malts. Taste immediately hits you with the chocolate, caramel and roasted malts. Surprisingly ends dry on a nice bitter note. Iíd have another.
EithCubes (5242) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle with a pasted-on MHD of 30.09.12. Nose erupts with bakerís chocolate and nothing else - pure chocolate explosion. Ruby body with a sudsy tan head. Taste is surprisingly dry considering the suggestion of chocolate, which is indeed here. Malt is a bit weak and simple, cacao and light caramel with light vanilla, and an airy sort of gimmick reminiscent of my own HB adjunct additions. Light body with an unattractive filmy quality and thereís a clear ring of artificiality. My fellows below are perhaps a bit too harsh (this isnít undrinkable, nor is on the level of some disastrous Belgian experiments), but they rightly capture the resounding disappointment.
Mosborne (11) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Rich in chocolate on the nose, hints of licorice. Pourís a clear rich rich red colour with little head. Medium sweet malt and chocolate flavour with lingering nutty flavours. Creamy texture with a medium body. Interesting beer.
maneliquor (3469) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - DEC 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours a surprising clear amber with almost no head. Nose is light chocolate and creme caramel. Taste comes across as a light, beery choc milk. Far too late for what I was expecting. Not bad. Huge drinkability
dogbomb (1053) - ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really dark amber, but not as dark as Original Old Tom. Not much foam. Malty milk chocolate on the nose, developing into fruits, vanilla and darker chocolates in the mouth. Thereís a sweetness and a mild bitterness bite to it. Biscuity finish, with malts which lasts. Pleasant, but much prefer the original Old Tom.
Bierkrug (2132) - - DEC 17, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500 ml bottle picked up in Stuttgart, Germany. Pours a clear amber gold color with an off-white head. Sweet and intense aroma of milk chocolate. Medium body, fruity with some overripe fruit and milk chocolate. Still manages to end lighty dry and bitter. ok
greenclansman (888) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color with not a strong foam.
Aromas of dark fruits and dark chocolate.
Same as taste, with a mild smooth aftertaste.
I really enjoyed this beer!!!
Beersiveknown (3952) - NORTHERN IRELAND - NOV 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber bitter with sweet and dusty malt chocolate with an initial thin bitterness followed by a sweet chocolate and biscuit malt and lengthy sweet/ toasty finish.