Cakes (383) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle (Part of the 2010 Sam Adams holiday mixed case).
Pours a dark brown –as dark brown as it gets!, A very thick light brown head with moderate lacing.
One of the best looking beers I have had in 2010. Beautiful.
Smells of sweet chocolate.
Very chocolate-milk up front, complimented by a creamy texture and light carbonation, fading to light creamed coffee. Doesn’t really taste much like a bock .
Good drinkability . A very interesting beer, not a novelty beer.
Koelschtrinker (11518) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Würzig frischer Schokoladenantrunk, angenehme Malzigkeit. Recht süffig, nur wenig süß, rund, leider in Hintergrund eher schwach. Ab dem Mittelteil etwas herber, auch zum Ende ist die Herbe neben den konstanten Schokoladennoten vorhanden, hier mit Vanille Touch. Nett. 8/11/11/11//11
mansquito (3759) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Found in my girlfriend’s basement: Pours quite a dark brown with off-white head. Aroma is milk chocolate, vanilla, fruitiness, and sugar. Taste is very, very chocolaty. It is not as sweet as some people say it is. Very easy drinking. Not overly complex, but very pleasant.
pacv27 (43) - - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very strong taste of cocoa that goes down quite smoothly. Very tasty ale that is not overly sweet. Good ale to sit by the fire with
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Strong chocolate aroma. Taste is malty and very sweet with real chocolate taste -- not chocolate malt, and little bitterness. Nice flavors, predominantly chocolate -- but must be in the mood for a sweeter beer.
Homer321 (2369) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pint. Nose is Cocoa. Little head. Dark brown color. Taste is all mile chocolate. Pretty tasty.
hoppopotomous (25) - youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tasting beer..just a little too sweet for me..Drinking one or two is good..but more than that is a palate wrecker
madvike (3010) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours black with a filmy tan head. Nose is pumpernickel bread with chocolate, milk, hazelnut, and a mellow yeastiness. Taste is tons of chocolate, bready malt, vanilla, a bit of spice, and a dry chocolate finish. Medium-thin body with medium carbonation.
suprchunk (2452) - Crestview, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour. Small layer of off white bubbles. No staying power and no lacing. Carbonic chocolate nose. Big syrupy chocolate taste with a wort sweetness and taste. Finishes cloyingly.
tectactoe (2714) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Deep brown with mahogany edges. Slightly gray tinted, foamy beige head. Aroma of Belgian-style chocolate, semisweet cocoa, faint roast, moderate notes of Hershey’s chocolate syrup, & some mildly creamy nuttiness. Hint of must. Flavor full of sweet dark malts & even sweeter chocolate & chocolate syrup notes. Lots & lots of chocolate. Almost chocolate milky. Creamy undertones with only a hint of balancing roast & faint nuts. Not pulling the vanilla... Maybe it’s just adding a bit of sweetness? Definitely not a bad choice if your options are low. Tasty, but a whole bottle might wear you down with all the chocolate sweetness.
GreatDane1632 (671) - USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from notes taken 22 Feb 2012 -- Drank with friends from OTS at Wright-Patt. This is a very nice flavorful bock, I really enjoyed this brew.