Pailhead (5744) - Plymouth, 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 (4420) - 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 (1736) - 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 (2932) - the Containment Area, 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.
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Medium brown body shows red hints and wears a thin beige head. Lactic chocolate paired with honey cough candies nose. Also has an understated minty presence. Taste is buttery, lightly tart and incredibly sweet, sugary in fact with hints of flour, butter, cacao powder. I had trouble finishing my ~100-125mL portion, I can’t imagine going through a whole bottle. Thin-medium bodied, powdery texture, light carbonation. Nope, this is bad stuff.
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Commercial chocolate shake powder dropped in a thin, barely malty breakfast bock...Bits of metal from the pan sticking to a childish chocolate cake...A philistine of a bock, certainly worth more because of its bottle than its actual content...
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Short lived beige head on a mohogany body. Chocolate aroma with some caramel, hints of roastiness & light toasty malt. Chocolatey flavor goes along with aroma, some vanilla, raisiny dark fruit, and a toasty malt aftertaste. Finish is malty and chocolate. Medium body, lower carbonation. Not a bad beer, but not worth the 15 bucks for the 25 oz bottle.