hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I’ve resisted buying this one for a little while now due to the price and it being a Sam Adams beer. But in my never ending quest to try every beer I can get my hands on, I knew it was a matter of time before I broke down and bought it. Poured a dark reddish/brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of cocoa and roasted malts. There was something else lurking in the background that I didn’t care too much for. Sweeter tasting. Had almost a chocolate milk taste to it. The alcohol content was well hidden.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2005 Cool bottle: Dark brown color with reddish tint. Head initialy frothy powdered cocoa color, but fades fast. Aroma of cocoa. Flavor is milk chocolate covered caramel with just a light bite in the finish. Creamy palate with a lingering sweet aftertaste. Over priced IMHO.
jonas (6540) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Impressive looking bottle
Dark brown, low head.
Milk chocolate aroma and flavor.
Creamy or oily fullbodied mouthfeel.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft Thin halo of suds atop a brownish amber beer...the aroma squirted forth a medly of chocolate banana and a background of caramelly sweetness..The flavors were of powdered cocoa with a smidgen of lagery tartness, and a full malty body...i enjoyed it.
pivo (2651) - GERMANY - JAN 16, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramelly nose with a lager quality to it, dark deep brown color. Chocolately taste for sure. Blends really well with the medium dark malt. Also some toasted malt, wood, and dark fruit (raisins). Smooth silky texture. Warm and round overall.
IndianaRed (3483) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a clear dark redish brown witha full foamy light tan head. Aromas are mainly a dark roasted grain, some chocolate, but not much and old wooden cask type notes. Flavors showcase the chocolate much more. Fairly sweet. Slightly smokey, woody flavors as well. Very smooth creamy texture. Soft carbonation Pleasant soft sweet chocolate aftertaste, with a slight sediment or chalky feel.
QAWSBeerGuy (15) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a nice chocolate bock. The chocolate flavor and aroma is neither overwhelming nor lacking. I was expecting something a little bit thicker, richer or fuller and I think that that’s the general consensus here. Still, not bad at all.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at a beer & chocolate tasting
Oh yeah, there is real chocolate carrying this one! However, it isn’t a one trick pony. There are many elements in the flavor and aroma (raisin, melon and others) that lead in and out of the creamy chocolate middle. Tasting the Scharffen Berger chocolate alongside was fun, and shows that the sum is greater than the parts. I probably enjoyed this more because I didn’t directly shell out the steep price for a bottle with raised expectations.
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark with a thick tan head that dissapeared quickly.Had some chocolate notes.This brew didnot get any better as it warmed up.I drove to Tampa for this and I wouldn’t say i was dissapointed , but I was exprcting more
Hotspur2001 (44) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Have to admit I was a little disappointed in this, especially after having shelled out what I paid for it! Some chocolate taste, but not enough IMHO. As someone mentioned earlier, it has more of a chocolate aroma than taste. Nice bottle though.