Mads Langtved (2244) - 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 (876) - 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 (3940) - 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 (399) - Petersburg, 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 (2638) - 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).
SDalkoholic (2301) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle: A weak nose of chocolate and burnt malt. Woulld deem opaque, but once put agaisnt a bright light bulb your eye will be able to penetrate through. A rich dark chocolate flavor and of course those roasted malts. A slight tingle of caffeine on the palate which does eventually become boring. Im left with a cool fancy bottle and chocolate on my breath, but what a expensive price to pay.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
50 Beers rated for Me! Pours a dark brown (hints of red) with a minimal brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is Strong Chocolate...Period! Taste starts out with some sharp hops, but they are secondary and lying underneath. The majority of flavor is in the chocolate and secondary hints of coffee. There is also some nuttiness towards the end. The body is lite (more so that you would expect) and creamy. Also a bit astringent at the end. I would say that this is great with chocolate desserts, and the Harem o women that tried it tonight would agree!! As a last note, for the money...you can get much better...