michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Aroma of malt, light chocolate, slight vanilla, and some plasticy nail-polish remover. Poured amber in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. A few medium-sized particle throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malt, chocolate, and a little dust. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt and chocolate finish.
wlajwl (4695) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malts and chocolate in aroma. The flavor is milk chocolate mixed with fruit, raspberry possibly. Not much in the way of an old ale in flavor or appearance, this was a decent mix of chocolate and fruit, although not exceptional in body.
jaghana (4729) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl, a clear dark amber beer with low creamy head. Nose is low. Aroma is medium sweet with a nice dark chocolate and caramel body, finish is very bitter with a grassy and spicy hops flavor. Good old ale with cardamom and vanilla notes.
Martin243 (911) - 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 (2522) - 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 (5248) - 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 (3474) - 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 (1072) - 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.