jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful bottle. Pours very dark with hardly any head. Chocolate and vanilla aroma. Sweet flavor, but the chocolate provides enough subtle bitterness to keep it from being cloying. Still tasted like beer, which was a pleasant surprise. Decent stuff if you can find it at a halfway reasonable price.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown hue with a small head. Aromas of vanilla. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla and chocolate. Foamy finish.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown brew with a nice creamy head.Nose is very sweet and nice.the chocolate isn’t just chocolate it is a blend of malts and the sweet of the choc.But is is just to sweet on the tongue for me.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The brew poured a dark coffee color and seemed to have a reddish tint. The head was meager and soon departed. The aroma was good, a sweet maltiness with cocoa on top of it. But the taste seemed too sweet. This much chocolate in an already naturally sweet beer style was a bit too much, but not cloyingly so. I’d rather spend my bucks on a chocolate stout, something that will counter the sweetness somewhat.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark semi-transparent brown. Almost no aroma whatsoever just a little chocolate and coffee. Very complex chocolate flavors. Bitter,dark,sweet,malt even a dry cocoa taste in it. Worth a try split a bottle if you have to.
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - 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 (4545) - 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 (21894) - 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 (6026) - 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.