KajII (705) - 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!!
jbruner (1124) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a translucent brown on tai with thin tan head and light lacing. Aroma is chocolate and bready malts. Taste follows, thin and bubbly on the mouth. Decent, but nothing that awesome.
Nekronos (3183) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good, it was quite awesome. Had it in a normal bottle in ORlando Beer Fest. Was very flavoured and aromatic too.
Nero55 (76) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate and toasted malt. Light body with pronounced chocolate flavor.
gschrade (32) - Collinsville, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this at Global Brew. It was pretty good, it has a hint of chocolate. I would drink this again.
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SamP01 (357) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep black with a medium lasting tan head on the pour. Aroma is of sweet milk chocolate and caramel malt. Taste is of dark caramel malts, and sweet milk chocolate flavor. A medium body and slightly creamy mouth feel on the palate with light carbonation. Finishes with a sweet dark malt and chocolate flavor with light bitterness. Overall a tasty and delightful after dinner drink.
Bamaboy1975 (85) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I took one sip of this and I was blown away. It's a perfect marriage of flavors - the richness of the doppelbock and and the semi-sweetness of chocolate. While some Samuel Adams offerings have a bit more novelty, this one has more substance. They show respect to the style while adding some new takes on it.
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OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - Dark brown with mahogany hues. 1 finger of a light tan.
S - Vanilla, anise, hints of chocolate. Not much going on here.
T - Chocolate syrup, crystal malt, roasted wood malt, vanilla. It’s sweet but not cloying. Almost has a cola flavor.
M - Moderate carbonation, slick, a tad thin.
This was better than I expected. The chocolate didn’t overpower and it didn’t go over the edge on the sweetness.
Serving type: bottle
snoworsummer (353) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours opaque deep brown. Tastes like chocolate and malt. Slightly sweet. Very easy to drink. Smooth with medium body and low carbonation. Smells like chocolate and syrup.
mnmike (609) - Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Found this one in the back of my friend fridge to try out. Chocolate notes with the bock backbone is a success.
UncleKorm (254) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear dark brown hue w/ a medium khaki head of good retention slowly reduces to a thin cap and some lacing. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, and malt. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light bitter finish of short duration. Tastes are dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, toffee, vanilla, un-roasted malt, and tannin. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation dry mouthfeel, and slight vanilla on the finish.