Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark burgundian brown. Creamy and dense head that is mostly diminishing but does leave a thin and sticky lace on the glass.
Smells of lactose, tons of cocoa, delicate chocolate and subtle expresso notes.
Tastes of tons of fine chocolate, caramel, vanilla and creme. This is quite tasty. It kind of reminds me of Snickers. But very thin in the mouth and quite boring in the overall theme.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 30, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Clear dark ruby-brown body, very nice dense tan rocky head. Excellent glass lacing. The aroma is chocolate medium sweet. Not much else going on. Flavor is the same. I pick up some of the same flavors as in the Floris chcolate, though not as bad. I guess I am just not cut out for these choclate beers, as this is going to be my most expensive drain pour ever.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark Brown Coloring...Ruby If Held To the Light. No Head. Sweet Malt and oh..the Chocolate in This one Is Excellent! Very Rich Flavor...End Tasting Like Dark Baking Chocolate Due to the Bitterness. Extremely Balanced...perhaps just a Pinch Watery...but Not Lacking in Flavor and Then Very Easy to Finish the Bottle and Enjoy. Keep Around for the Winter!
badgerben (4396) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown color with a bit of red on the edges. No head. Big, sweet malt aroma. Nice chocolate taste with a good presence of malt. It is not way over the top, but I don’t think it pretends to be. Very decent.
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I like the bottle. The metal label is definately a nice touch. Nice complex nutty aroma over a dark brown color. A little on the watery side, but the chocolate maltyness is definately there. I’ve been keeping this in the fridge and just noticed that it said "Enjoy before June 2004", and it’s late Setpember. Still very drinkable nonetheless.
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark black hue with a reddish tinge to it when held to the light. Alcoholic chocolatey nose and a hint of coffee. Sweetish chocolate with roasted earthy tone and a long caramel after taste. An interesting and enjoyable drink although a little on the expensive side at $15.95
SpringsLicker (3127) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to TheBeerCellar2 for this trade.
Deep brown opaque color minimal tan head.
Aroma of rich malt with a distinct chocolate touch.
The chocolate in the flavor is unlike that of the chocolate flavor that roasted malt has. This doesn’t taste much like a Bock although it isn’t a bad brew. Somewhat of a novelty to be sure and if it were $2.50 a bottle instead of the $15+ that I have seen, it would be a worthwhile brew.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 30, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This had a pretty nice chocolate scent, but was pretty bland tasting. No better than average, and certainly not worth what they charge for a bottle. Luckily I got to sample it at a fest, and am not out the $15.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hmmmm... I dunno about this one. It’s certainly darker than any other bock I’ve ever tasted and it does display some of the classic toffee and sweet malt flavors of a bock, but those are quickly stamped out by an explosion of chocolate flavor.
I dunno, somehow it just doesn't do it for me. If I want a bock I'll buy a good German bock. If I want nice chocolate I'll buy some nice chocolate (perhaps Sharffen Berger). I might even drink the beer while eating the chocolate, but I don't need the two combined into a single entity.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2004 Sampled this beer at the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison WI. Even though my scores on this are accurate and well researched, Da Man wants me to say more about the beer, so I will. Got a free glass with this beer, which was cool. Also used it's chocolately goodness to try to pick up women at the fest. I think it was working, but then again, I was....oh what's the word, drunk!