crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Certainly delivers on the chocolate aspect. A nice brown body with a tan head that faded away to fast, but had some nice lacing. Aroma had a nice hit if cocoa powder mixed with some semi-sweet chocolate. Did remind me of kids cereal. There was a hint of grain in there. Flavor was sweet not cloyingly sweet. chocolate dominated the flavor, it was like drinking a malted milk. Smooth body and a creamy presence. Somewhat dry on the finish. Although on dimensional it was still good.
thellgren (672) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5 l bottle from Alko. Colour is dark brown or dark ruby brown with pale tan head. Aroma has milk chocolate. If you don’t like the taste of chocolate in beer, then this is not for you. The taste of chocolate here is not the kind of high in cocoa powder, instead this is more like sweet chocolate. The kind chocolate candy which has some liqueur inside.
rejtable (2072) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So good! Bottle from LCBO. Like an alcoholic chocolate milk. Pours black with some brown hints on the edges, limited foam head and no lacing. Nose is big milk chocolate, root beer, vanilla. Taste big sweet, light bitter. Medium silky body with medium carbonation.
rougeau13 (2422) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kroger. Black with a big beige thickly lacing head. Aroma and taste of sweet chocolate and coconut. Fluffy full-bodied and smooth
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 19, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy light brown colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a typically carbonated opaque except at the edges dark black brown colored body. The nice aroma was chocolate and dark malt. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering mild roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt mild hops chocolate and dark malt. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
Holmen1 (4343) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fra flaske på Mi2, Cardinal april-16: mm, Sigmund legger tydeligvis lista høyt for denne kvelden, her får vi lørdagssnop allerede i første runde! Ingen tvil om at de har vært rundhåndet i bruken av kakao under bryggingen, den setter sitt tydelige preg på aroma og smak. Freias melkesjokolade i flytende form. Myk, avrundet, mild og nesten uten bitterhet. Brunsvart med fint, beige skum. Et godt deleøl, best i små glass.
tandembrauer (1000) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours dark brown with beige head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, sweet pipe tobacco. Tastes mainly sweet. Almost no bitterness.
IlGagario (99) - Modena, ITALY - APR 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In bottiglia. Colore nero impenetrabile con lontanissimo riflesso rossastro. Schiuma da stout irlandese, di media persistenza. Magnifico olfatto di cioccolata al latte, caffè dolce e caramello. Carbonazione alquanto attiva, intensa e frizzante. Aroma di cioccolato al latte, caffè, biscotto dolce caramellato, pane di segale, nocciola vanigliata e leggera frutta secca, malto caramellato, luppolo amaro orzato, zucchero di canna. Gusto dolce pieno, poi breve recupero amaro, crespo, leggermente polveroso e terroso. Corpo soffice, trama da lattica a oleosa. Nonostante il non perfetto equilibrio, è davvero un ottimo prodotto, modello ideale del reparto sweet stout, di buonissima intensità, alla lunga forse un po’ stucchevole (da condividere!).
Handypaul (388) - - APR 10, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a frothy to creamy briefly lasting brown head that leaves some lacing. aroma is overpowered by milk chocolate that has the smell of Hershey’s chocolate syrup -- not very appealing for a beer. Heavy sweet, light body, not balanced, no bitter, flavor of malted milk balls, thin, soft carbo, and a dry sweet finish.
daigoon (31) - - APR 9, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355 ml bottle.
Nearly black with medium off-white head. Chocolate smell and sweet taste.
Tranquillity (1697) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 8, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Don’t try chocolate flavored beer in the states before you’ve had this. The aroma is sweet, like molasses and chocolate milkshake. The taste is amazing. It’s not too sweet, rather it’s like a root beer.