MMM...Beer (385) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 2, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another great one by Sam!!! Full of flavor but not revoltingly sweet for my tastes (like the Triple Bock). Great balanced brew.
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
750 ml bomber bottle. I have to admit that I’d been wanting to try this beer for quite some time, but that the relatively high price put me off. I finally broke down and bought a bottle last October, and I opened it today to celebrate the New Year. Color: deep mahogany (looks black unless held directly in front a light source) with a disappointingly thin light brown head. Nose: sarsaprilla, Moxie, vanilla, almonds and cocoa. Chocolate is more pronounced in the taste, but vanilla, almonds and hazelnuts are detectable as well. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel and the 7% ABV is completely unnoticeable. A nice beer, but the flavor was not as intensely chocolate as its name led me to believe it would be.
Mads Langtved (2245) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught Mugs in Brooklyn
This beer does’nt live up to the snobbish bottle and price. The American brewers problems in making bocks are obvious in this one. It is way too watery and it seems that they have taken Youngs choccolate stout and poured water in it. Afterwards they just say it is a bock, but in fact it is a shitty watery wanna-be choccolate stout.
In it self the beer is not that bad, but I just get pissed off, when a beer pretends something it is not.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a pretty interesting beer. The chocolate was mostly in the nose, and did not overpower the flavour. It was very sweet. It felt like a pretty standard bock with a mostly malt taste that lead into the chocolate. I think this would be a good desert drink. I ended up having to share my pint in order to finish it.
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was from a 750 mL bottle. This was also rated independent of the price. Pours with a dark reddish-brown color. Has a big head that dissapates fairly quickly. Aroma is hoppy and chocolatey. Palate is moderately full. Flavor is mostly malt with some hops and chocolate. Afertaste is chocolate with some hops and alcohol. Overall a good beer, but probably not worth the price.
Nuffield (3668) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At first there was not a lot that revealed the chocolate--it isn’t a "bang you over the head" chocolate beer like the Florisgaarden (thankfully). At first it was only at the very end of the finish, and then its contribution was lovely. But I had another glass when everyone tired of this early on, and that revealed a bit more chocolate to me. Light carbonated palate, good red-brown color with a fascinating swirl of colors and head. High quality chocolate went into this, that is apparent to me, at least. A bit thin at the end, but still good support through most of it. (2004 Christmas Party, my #9, group’s #7)
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yes, definitely a luxurious beverage - content is pleasingly thick, yet not heavy, sweet, but not too much so, solid chocolate taste though not over-powering with other subtle traces of flavors. That said, I expected more complexity in the flavorings and taste. A more than good brew and I concur it’s not up to the price in the end.
Goblincat (382) - Westland, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown. Malty nose mixes in a little... you guessed it, chocolate. Nice smooth milk chocolate taste fused with malt and a touch of hops. Quite sweet and rich, making it hard to finish on your own, so make sure to have someone with which to share it.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (14.99/bomber). Dark brown in color, chocolate dominates but is not too sweet. Got better as it warmed. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, not worth the $$.
jazz88 (2551) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown to black color. Plenty of chocolate, smooth with a nice aftertaste. Semi-sweet but hard to pick up the complexity and other flavors. Christmas Party 2004 ranked 6/15 (mine) and 7/15 (group).