MaltOne (322) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(from sampler pack) Pours with a creamy head, translucent dark reddish-brown. Aroma of irish cream and chocolate. Sweet, but smooth - reminiscent of a hot cocoa. More like milk chocolate, then dark chocolate - I’m not a brewer, but a few changes in the selection of hops and malts would move it into the dark chocolate range. Medium body, lingering sweetness. Overall, not an everyday beer, a dessert beer, a beer with some great culinary possibilities - pour over vanilla ice cream; substitute for guiness in a chocolate cake.
thepatrickman (899) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle found at the bottom of the fridge (best by May 2016 -- oops!). Extremely sweet and loaded with dense, chewy chocolate flavor. It reminded me of some of those rare, fancy stouts brewed with cocoa, except this was part of a mixed 12 pack.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep reddish brown color. Aromas of rich dark malts, chocolate, fruit. Flavor is rich with a lot of flavors light chocolate, dark fruit, smoke, coffee.
muffel (150) - Lower Saxony, GERMANY - MAR 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Samuel Adams Brewery (Boston). Dark brown color, small tan head. Malty and sweet with hints of chocolate. Medium body with light carbonation.
geologyguy (1354) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark malt/ raisiny smell to it, quite dark, taste is smooth and malty...front end a little sweet, with a touch of coffee and tiny bit of bitterness on finish...smooth and good! Medium complexity
bpar73 (957) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma and taste is dark chocolate with a fruity note. Semi-sweet chocolate in the finish.
frankenkitty (2007) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick pour producing a fast-fading tan head over a deep, ruby-brown body. Aroma is sweet and chocolaty, with a hint of fruit and vanilla, like whiffing a scoop of Neapolitan ice cream. I can’t say I dislike that. Sweet, thick and smooth on the tongue, slight tingle of carbonation. Rich chocolate flavor with milder notes of cherries and vanilla. Sweet? Yes... but tempered by the bitterness of toasted grains. This would be totally decadent if a tad heavier, but it’s a sweet treat if you plan on drinking more than one beer on a chilly evening. (**This version [Best By: May 2016] states on the neck label that the chocolate is from Ecuador, not Ghana as in the above deScription.) ~~~~ From a Sam Adams 12 Pk. of "Winter Classics", received as a gift.
Weevo (168) - Indiana, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, pours black with medium tan head. Chocolate to the nose and palette with a little vanilla on the end and some carbonation. Good beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Rperez (239) - Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very fun beer but there are lots of chocolate beers out there and this one while good is forgettable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DATE TASTED: January 21, 2016... GLASSWARE:Celebrator Doppelbock pokal... OCCASION: Cavs/Clippers on a Thursday... APPEARANCE: velvet black body wihth a brown head that rings out to an uneven smear; tracings are coral and fingers... AROMA: heavy chocolate beans are empowered by heavy toasted malts... vanilla and bread make this a beer worth breathing in over and over... PALATE: medium-bodied, enjoyable start with a smooth texture over the tongue... the finish is equally agreeable, smooth and lingering in its flavor... TASTE: toasted malts and cocoa beans, with vanilla, some vegetable notes, and peat--the overriding flavors agree with one another to a lactic consistency; among the better chocolate beers I have had... OVERALL: I recall sipping this with brother Jer in Morristown at the St. Patrick’s Day parade--and loving it....now, having it again, the drinkability is its most respectable quality, the flavor, its second--a quality pair, indeed...best compliment I can give is that it belongs in this Ayinger Celebrator glass...
veggieBen (11) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2016
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This beer had the perfect color of a chocolate stout but not its thickness. My flashlight cut through it leaving a bright red glow. Smelled amazing. A deep earthy aroma with hints of chocolate malts and vanilla with a whiff of booze really set the stage for this beer. A delicate balance of sweet and a light bitter after effect. There is no taste of chocolate at all.Very light bodied with a slight fizz effect when you drink.