thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is my celebratory beer for finishing my Series 7 exam for financial advising. Hope it's worth the $15. Nice dark brown/red. Well supported tan head. To me it smells like an Imperial Ale. Smells of chocolate but not overpowering. This is a nice complex beer. Slightly tinny but very nice. Bitter coffee, chocolate, subtle and very nice. Sweet. No one else seems to like it. Compare it to other Sam Adams products and this stuff is awesome. I am glad that I cam across this, but I should have someone to share it with. My wife is pergnant so not drinking. Oh well. More for me.
DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful 25.4 oz bottle, dark with a tin label. Beer pours deep brown with a swirling, cocoa like white effervesence and a creamy, tannish head of dense bubbles.
Nose of sweet chocolate and Vienna malts, almost chocolate cake like with a succinct of floral hops.
Rather thin mouthfeel as compared to my expectation, and although chocolately and drinkable, this lacks in depth and complexity. Not big on carbonation, the feel is creamy smooth. OK, not awesome, but a good, dintrinct entree for Boston.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive black bottle with pewter emblem. Pours a deep, brown with red highlights and a tan foamy head. Chocolate nose was not as poweful as expected, given the quality of the chocolate used. Likewise with the flavor. A good brew and definitely remarkable but short of expectations.
ross (2125) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hmmmmm pretty good, i dont think its worth 14.00 for a 750. it has a good flavor of chocolate and other flavors. pours pretty dark, looks good, smells better, tastes ok. still- i would rather have 8 pints of guiness than 1 750 of this.
bmadden (3) - Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2004 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very thin mouthfeel with a surprising chocolate flavor. Not really worth the money or the time. Drink something else.
obxdude10 (2116) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black in color, nice tan-ish head that laced around the glass for a little while, lots of chocolate in the nose along with hints of cocoa & coffee, medium in body, not too heavy, nice malt profile, decently balanced, a little disappointing concerning its cost, but if you take the time to sip on it & enjoy it, it makes for a nice night-cap or after dinner drink
jjohn (4) - Devon, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A very nice malty, chocolately beer. If this beer were reasonably priced (say, 7 bucks per six), I would certainly buy it again. But, at 15 bucks for a bomber, it has niether the alcohol nor the flavor to justify its huge price-tag. Still, worth trying once.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a big fan of this one-Definitely overpriced at $13.99 for a 750. Basically this is the doppelbock with a huge splash of chocolate. Dissappointing
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby-brown body, low carbonation, and medium beige head. Aroma of chocolate, raspberries, and some quintessential Sam Adams dusty cardboard. Flavor of hazelnuts, chocolate, and rich caramel. Chocolate dominates after awhile and no appreciable depth is ever revealed. Full bodied for a bock. Tasty and somewhat interesting, but definitely overpriced. They should have shown some guts and jacked the hop bill up a bit more, not so much as to deviate from style but just enough to tantalize. Hand selecting hops must be a tiresome endeavor because beers that make this claim never seem to have much.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light copper brown with a thin off-white head. Weak, dry-roasted musty aroma has a hint of burnt chocolate. Body starts sweet and milk chocolatey finishing more bland, yet still maintaining a decent chocolate presence. The body is a little thin. Not bad, but not all that great either, and definitely not worth the price, although the bottle might be collectable.