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 (1223) - 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 (4397) - 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 (5084) - 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 (206) - 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
egajdzis (5551) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep chestnut color with a small tan head and light lacing. Cocoa malty aroma. Very sweet chocolate taste, and hardly any carbonation. The 7% was certainly hidden. As Eyedrinkale states, there were no beer characteristics here, though it did not taste foul. A tad bit expensive, especially at the price I paid for it.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2004
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2005 Brewtopia Summer ’04. Boston Beer breaks out a bottle per session of this stuff. They were hoarding it like it was gold. Tasted like chocolate soda. I didn’t taste any real beer characteristics at all, so I guess they hid the 7% pretty well. Put this on cask and let’s try it again.