Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Here’s a tough choice - pay $15 locally to try this, or pay $4.25 for a draft pint at Winking Lizard. This is, what, a 22oz bottle? So, you can have almost 4 pints for the price of the bottle? What are they thinking???? OK - as with most brew served around here, I had to let it sit for about 25 minutes til it came up to a reasonable temperature. Smooth, very very smooth - but it also seemed very medium/thin bodied. Toasty chocolate roasty malty caramel. Most of the chocolate was in the finish - coating the roof of my mouth. If you like sweet beers, this is for you. Luckilly, I ordered it first but saved it to drink for desert
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
After reading some prior descriptions, I’ve lowered the high expectations I had when seeing the bottle and paying $19. The pour is dark brown with a creamy tan head. A very faint aroma of roasted malt continues the feeling of" ah shit I got ripped off." A pretty tasty sweet, roasted malt and chocolatey coffee flavor. The sweetness lingers on your tongue like you’ve drank a cola. Not much beer taste to it, more like a chocolate drink. Where is the hop and why does this cost so much? This is the first time I ’ve been dissappointed by Boston Beer Co. With such a great looking bottle and high price, your expectations will be greatly exceeded by your dissappointment.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Minor grain/ cereal notes w/ barnyard and a hint of cocoa. Brown/ red in color w/ minor head and no lacing. Chocolatey and dry cocoa w/ hints of roast and coffee. Full bodied.
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown body with a big beigh head that diminishes in an act of defiance that mirrors the descent of your expectations for this beer. Aroma is of sweet malt and dark bitter chocolate, touch of Ovaltine. Flavour is interesting. Sweetly malty, with a touch of cocoa and milk chocolate. Fruity, slightly drier finish contains a touch of raisin. Notes of Whoppers or Maltesers, and Hershey syrup. Palate is quite smooth but unexpectedly watery at times. Not particularly balanced, it is quite sweet. Nice beer, but gets cloying after any kind of quantity. Best shared. If you go in with low expectations it may surprise you! Thanks for sharing this one rudolf.
rudolf (2343) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is.. You know.. Chocolate and Bock. Sweet. Super milk chocolate. McDonald’s Chocolate Milk Shake sweet. Milky finish. Worth the $8 I paid for the bottle but not worth the $16 it would normally cost. Liquid whoppers.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Argos annual beer tasting. Poured an orange, dark brown. Aroma was caramel and definite chocolate. As opposed to a stout, this had a very strong sweet chocolate taste, like drinking a hershey bar, with some honey thrown in as well. Enjoyable but a bit cloying after awhile.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 4, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark red-brown with a nice looking mocha head, good creaminess to it. Nose is a combination of chocolate and an odd tanginess. Taste and palate initially are that of chocolate milk in that "this is too sweet to be real chocolate" sort of way. Not offensive, but generally tastes artificial and cheap.
argo0 (12118) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear garnet body with creamy beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, caramel. Creamy medium body. A beer for non-beer drinkers -- sweet and no bitterness..
joshpiledean (316) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
It’s been said, but I’ll say it again...a little high priced for a bottle of beer. Poured like a cola, but with a longer lasting head and smaller bubblies. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Comes off as thin, first taste is bitter chocolate, with a long long aftertaste. Not good, but not bad either. Either way, not worth the money spent. I’ll definately pimp the bottle, though.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A bit pricey at 15 bucks a bottle but I decided to pick it up anyway. This pours out a brown color with reddish highlights and a good looking tan head that quickly drops to a ring of bubbles. All I could detect in the aroma is chocolate and maybe a touch of roasted coffee. Chocolate is dominant in the flavor with hints of roasted malts and coffee stirring about but not much else. I love chocolate and beer but the taste just wasn’t doing it for me. Mouthfeel was a bit thin and well carbonated. Drinkability was fairly low as I was getting sick of the taste and had trouble finishing the bottle. Not something I would try again for that price but not a bad beer.