KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2011 Bottle. The pour was a dark murky brown with a slight reddish hue and had a thick creamy tan head that was fully lasting and had excellent lacing which allowed for a full coating on the glass.
The aroma was of dark roasted malts, a very mild resin hop and an earthy yeast with a nice note of dark chocolate, some caramel and a touch of dark fruit.
It tasted sweet, smooth and rather malty with a touch of caramel and cocoa at first, and then a nice strong dark mocha flavor took hold and engulfed the taste buds with just a mild note of dark fruit and a mild bitter tinge at the end.
Mouthfeel was just on the light side of full in body and quite creamy texture with a very soft carbonation.
Overall a very nice blending of flavors, letting one have an exquisitely tasty chocolaty experience!!
anthony850 (326) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate tasting bock. Very smooth.
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LuckyDog (544) - - MAR 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite of the Samuel Adams seasonal beers. Deep chocolate flavor. Moderate body. Very low bitterness.
Koelschtrinker (11736) - 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 (3863) - 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 (53) - - 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 (2434) - 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 (27) - 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 (3032) - 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 (2474) - 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.