DocLock (9709) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Half Time, Poughkeepsie, NY. Wow, this one was awesome! Nice dark brown pour with a big tan head. Big malt and chocolate aroma. Tastes very chocolatey with a chocolate syrupy finish that I last experienced with Alesmith Speedway Stout. Just incredible chocolate all around here. Super smooth, velvety going down, with more rich chocolate at the finish. No coffee here, just tons of chocolate. This one is delicious, and I will pay 15 bucks a bomber if I see it again.
lizzy (44) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pours dark opaque with thick tan head. faint aroma is malty and chocolate. flavor is very chocolatey, some malts, maybe a little fruity. very yummy! not too sweet, but sweet enough. I like it a lot!
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pitch black with a tan head resting in top. Aroma is fairly faint, with notes of sweet malts, dark fruit, and chocolate woven together. Flavor is very unique, a sweet bock start, then some licorice, a touch of cherry, some sweet chocolate, and a long tobacco flavor. Pretty dry. Very unique and worth the $20 for the bottle, in my opinion.
BT (123) - Westchester, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark; chocolate everywhere; if you like sweet cocoa flavors (and can afford it) this is for you.
walleye (1092) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
from the bottle . shared this one with flemdawg. poured a dark ruby with a smal off white head. aroma, a nice comination of sweet and bitter chocolate,wine, malts, hops, caramel, dark molasses, alcohol, prunes. flavor chocolate covered cherries, like godiva, honey, malts,plums,raisins, brown sugar, a nice bitterness. hides the alcohol well.dry mouth feel and hints of licorice. but $15.00 is a little bit to much maybe 8 or 9 would be better.
flemdawg (558) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red in color when held up to the light, sparse white head. Wonderful bitter sweet chocolate aroma with roasted malts and a faint hint of alocohol. The chocolate dominated the taste obviously, and it lingered on the tounge. The chocolates were bitter sweet, and hints of roasted coffee. It was good, but not 16 dollar good. If I wanted a chocolate beer, Young’s would be my choice.
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 (9681) - 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.