matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2004 Well I let this beer sit for many months. I bought it at the very beginning of January 04 and just last night realized that the label on the back of the bottle says, “For brewing fresh taste enjoy before June 2004.” Guess what? It’s not June!
Rating # 560
Pours a dark chestnut colored body with a foamy tan cap on top. The aroma is amassed with dark fruits and assorted nuts. Notes of: plums, dates, figs, cashew, Brazilian nuts, and almond. The flavor is rather chocolaty; it’s actually very nice! Long suggestions of chocolate and coconut, I even find huge hints of vanilla in here. It’s odd because this beer has a very unique balance of bitter sweet. There is a full-size note of tartness that is found right in the middle of the palate sensations.. but sweet and smoky hints of maple syrup in beginning and finish. The palate has a pretty velvety texture and there is a sweet chocolate covered coffee bean finish.
Overall I am pleasantly surprised to find that this beer does not suck donkey ass like I thought it was going to. I had 8 months of buyers remorse since paying $15 for his bottle, and now I can finally let it go….. This is pretty damn tasty!
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caramel brown hue with ruby highlights an presented a thick creamy tan head and outstanding lace. Very smoky and mocha aroma with hints of dry apples, light piney hops, and dusty yeast esters. The taste is sweet and lactic milk chocolate with roasted grain background. Fruity (cherry and prune) midsection leads to a smoky and lightly bitter finish. The mouthfeel is lush and lively with a crisp bite towards finish. Worth $14-20? Nope, not even close. I do think it’s worth a try if you can partake of someone elses purchase. Too much chocolate and not enough bock.
davidflores99 (225) - Long Beach, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown, thick and a light tan head. Pretty good beer, but I don’t know if I would buy it again, but maybe worth trying
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
loved the aroma, rich chocolate & coco-ish. Pours dark brown, to thick & sweet for me, not a bad beer, but i personally won’t get it again...ok to try once.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a smallish tan head.
Aroma of sweet malt and cocoa. Taste
is a little sweet with hints of chocolate and a pronounced malty flavor. Enjoyable, but not worth the money.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 thick with small head. could definatly taste the chocolate but it wasn’t overpoweringly sweet. a little expensive though.
hotstuff (4285) - Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small tan head and fine-small sized bubbles that mostly diminished. Uncarbonated, mostly opaque and a reddish brown hue. Malty, chocolate and cocoa aroma. Sweet, milk chocolate and malt flavor. Tingly palate. Fair lacing.
thedm (4972) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 5, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of finely sized brown colored long lasting bubbles that left behind a fair lacing. The body was a semi-opaque very dark brown color with no visible carbonation. The aroma is very chocolaty with some malty notes. It became more vinous as time went on. The mouth feel is tingly yet smooth with a strong chocolate malt finish. The flavor is strong chocolate smooth with a thick malt base.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUL 5, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 Not a bad beer by any means. Actually, it was quite tasty, but it gets low ratings for the lofty price charged for one bottle. For $15 a pop, this sucker should have opened itself. Not as chocolaty as it proclaims; more of a roasted malt tint to it. Pours like thick motor oil. Not worth the price. I’d pay $5 tops for a beer similar to this.
REDDOGICE (202) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 4, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I like chocolate and i like beer, so what happens when they put the two together? a good beer