robgibbens (408) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2011
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Amber color with a thin head. Some lacing. Mild sweetness of chocolate flavor. Clean finish. Not bad but the aroma leaves a lot to be desired. On the other hand, the flavor is nice.
shadey (1886) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Pours a dark red with a thin head of white cream. Aroma is more like an amber - sweet and malty with some nuttiness. I can’t detect any hop presence in the aroma. Flavor is nice; rounded sweetness and a touch of spiciness. The chocolate appears in the finish. It’s a malty, syrupy chocolate. More milk chocolate flavor than dark cocoa. Very easy to drink and enjoyable.
rocbyter (1896) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light mix of malt and grains in the aroma. Clear dark orange color with a medium white head. Sweet chocolate beginning that gets bitter in the finish but chocolate flavor remains.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark caramel color with a large foamy/creamy tan head that lingered and left great lacing. The aroma was faint sweetish malts and touches of cocoa and cream. The flavor was toasty with faint cocoa and vanilla cream with a bitter malt base and faint vague fruitiness. The finish was medium length, tangy vanilla cream. Medium body. Ok.
Drake (8339) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 4, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I’m really the first to rate this? Bottle from a sampler. Pours a clear amber with a thin tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, nutty notes and chocolate. The taste is cocoa, some faint malts and a bitter finish. Thin bodied. Not liking this very much.