SteveOrz85 (220) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Winter Classic Variety pack. Served in tulip glass. Dense but thin off white head dissipates fairly quickly. Some moderate lacing. Beer is very dark in color, almost black. Aroma is on the weaker side, mostly malts with some faint cocoa. Taste is malts and is medium sweet with a touch of bitterness. Significant notes of smooth chocolate. Medium bodied beer with light carbonation. A very smooth beer, with a clean finish, just lightly lingering. Overall a good enjoyable beer. Probably the best out of the variety pack. Chocolate works well with the Bock style.
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Cocoa, malty, chocolate milk aromas. Chocolate, malty, sweet, malted milk flavors.
commonshawn (1064) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle with commonmac. Black with medium off white head. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate . Chocolate flavor , malt, medium body. Finish is soft, mild, and sweet. Not bad at all.
commonmac (1061) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle picked up at Byerly?s liquor store. Deep brown, nearly black in color. Short-lived tan head. Nose is slightly nutty with roasted malt characteristics. Some prevalent chocolate notes too. Slight smoke contained within. Taste has less in your face chocolate than others. Leans on roasted malt, with subtle peat notes, and a dark chocolate bitterness. A fake chocolate quality that really pops up towards the finish. Thin mouthfeel that?s to the beer?s detriment. Not as good as it should be.
gregwilsonstl (2143) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black. Very sweet. Milk chocolate. Vanilla. Loads of chocolate. This would be awesome with a brownie or ice cream.
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle, one month old. Nice chocolate malt flavor, mild chocolate aroma. Medium bodied. Very smooth. Dark brown and opaque appearance. Good cold weather beer.
tfontana (726) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour into a pint glass. Aroma is big roasted malt with chocolate and mild vanilla. Appearance is clear, dark reddish brown with nice sparkle, 1/2 finger width beige head (with nice crackle) and trace lacing. Taste is sweet cocoa with mild vanilla. Palate is full bodied with awesome creamy texture, above average carbonation (which detracts slightly from the creamy vibe) and nice long malty, cocoa finish. Overall, Sam Adams often produces middle of the pack stuff but this shows they can craft something special when they put their minds to it. Good stuff all around.
VatMasterson (71) - Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
No smell. Black as night and Beautifl foamy head. Sweet Chocolate beer. No smoke, No Coffee, no tricks. Fan frickin tastic. Of course they are not wise enough to sell it year round!
p0rkch0p (90) - Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, this one does not disappoint. Lives up to the descrption on the label. A depth of rich flavor with an amazing cocoa finish. One to savor. Doesnt look great in the glass but the great taste is in there.
Metalchopz (3095) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Part of their Winter Classics mixed pack, bought in Vegas. Looks like cola, but with a good retention beige head and a little lacing. Aromas of cocoa over roasted malts and hops. Chocolate malt taste with decent hops in the finish. Quite a nice chocolaty brew overall.