DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 24, 2004
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2011 Sampled with omhper, tiggmtl, MartinT, muzzlehatch, and Rastacouere in Montreal. Thanks to Barry for spending the money on this that I never wanted to. Sweet, sugary, chocolate milk aroma similar to hershey syrup and tootsie rolls. Transparent mahogany ruby color with a light tan head. Very sweet and one dimensional. Lots of toosie-roll flavors. Thin. Not horrible, but certainly not great either. (7/4/5/2/11)********RE-Rate********12 ounce bottle from a mixed 12 pack purchased at Nugget in Woodland, CA. Poured into the Sam Adams glass. Mostly metallic aroma with light sweet chocolate hints and some light roasted notes, too. Transparent mahogany body with a medium light tan head. Good persistence. Starts sweet, and sugary with lots of chocolate, before this becomes a little less sweet and cloying in the middle. Mild roastiness. Finishes with lots more sweetness and even more of the aforementioned tootsie-roll flavors. Awfully cloying and way out of whack.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well, yeah, of course it smells like chocolate - candyish, cocoa, some caramel, mint. Opaque brown with thin white head that recedes to thin cover and ring. Powdered chocolate flavour is rich but there is very little underlying malt body and none of the typical bock fruitiness. A bit on the thin side. This one-trick pony is definitely one for dessert and simply does not bear up to careful reflection and pontification. Bottle enjoyed with DYCSoccer17, MartinT, muzzlehatch, Omhper and Rastacouere.
omhper (19372) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled. Very dark brown, not muchhead. Sweet chocoalte aroma. Medium sweet abd fairly malty. Soft, yet clean mouthfeel, rather simplistic malt profile. Cocoa finish. Drinkable, but not very remarkable.
Pailhead (4809) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Rather weak aroma. Just a light dark choclate aroma is all I can pick up. Dark brown but almost transparent if you hold it to the light. Not much head, just a little white is created. Lots of chocolate flavor. Great chocolate flavor intensifies in the finish. Chocolate flavors get stronger as it warms. Aroma seems to get better too but not until after my first sip. Almost like I have new expectations for the aroma aftet tasting it, so I’ll stick with my original score. A little thin. Overall score will be hurt by initial weak aroma and palate and will not indicate how much I actually like the beer. $14.99 for a bottle is a bit much, but not reflected in my score.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, dark brown with hues of red, minimal brown head, chocolate aroma, definite chocolate taste and sweet. i like it.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Really absent aroma. Slight hints of chocolate and roasted malt, some coffee. Sweetish flavor. A little sugary. Thin bodied. Sadly dissapointing for a premium beer.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown almost black with a decent creamy brown head that leaves some lacing. Sweet dark chocolate aromas, buttery chocolate flavors, medium bodied with a soft and creamy mouthfeel, finishes a bit too sweet, overpriced for what it is, I was disappointed.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
omhper in Montreal #17 (with MartinT,tiggmtl,Rastacouere,DYCSoccer). 750 ml bottle. "Smells like slim-fast" -- Martin. Dark rootbeer, Tootsie roll character in the nose, think one-dimensional choco-cereal flavor, boring quick finish. Somehow manages to feel rich without being flavorful, much like commercial candies and sugary cereals...
zathrus13 (1716) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/black color. Aroma is chocolate, with a little coffee and dark fruit. Chocolate dominates the taste as well, with sweet malt in there as well. The body is very creamy/buttery, and light to medium. Pretty good, but probably not worth $15.
OldGrowth (2662) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Redbones. Good nose, Cocoa, coffee,latte. Clean orange dark brown color. Small to no head. Sweet bitter flavors, chocolate,carmel,malted milk balls. Medium body, lite creamy mouthfeel, dry bittersweet finish. Pretty damn tasty, Nice to find on tap.