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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.01   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 129   ABV: 4.3%
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Belgian style wheat ale brewed with spice, aged on cocoa and vanilla beans, and with natural flavors.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Bottle. Smells like chocolate. Pours dark brown with a finger thick tan head. Tastes like chocolate, with a faint hint of coffee. Goes down smooth. Might be a little too sweet. Would gladly drink again.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - OCT 6, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-24-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown color with a big head of a tan color. The head fades super quickly leaving almost no lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a sweet milky chocolate smell with tons of vanilla mixed within. Along with these are some lighter grainy wheat and a light yeast as well as a little bit of a roasted and char like aroma. Taste – The taste begins a sweet vanilla and chocolate flavor with a hint of wheat bread mixed within. These flavors create the bulk taste of the beer lasting throughout the flavor. The sweeter chocolate and vanilla get a little more intense as the flavor advances bringing more sweetness to the taste. Along with this, the wheat becomes slightly grainier, with the increase in sweet and grain bringing the flavor to the end, and leaving a rather chocolaty and light wheat bread flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the lighter side with a carbonation level that is on the slightly higher and pricklier side. Overall both are rather appropriate for the wheat flavors and the abv. of the brew, but a bit thicker of a body may have supported the chocolate flavors of the brew slightly better. Overall the feel was OK though. Overall –They do pack a lot of sweet chocolate into a rather modest abv. brew. If looking for something very chocolaty and sweet with a lighter abv. then this may be a good choice, but otherwise…..

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
nakedwhendrunk (2196) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Free beer. Thanks Fred. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was dark brown color with a fizzy bubbly white head that dissipated within seconds. There was barely any lacing. The smell had a weird burnt chocolate grainy nuttiness going on. The taste was grainy burnt chocolate. On the palate, it had a light sweet burnt chocolatey-ness going on over my tongue. Overall, weird beer, well I tried it and wasn’t thrilled most likely wouldn’t have it again.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gsmitty80 (1811) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 10, 2014
Had to dig down deep for this thing. Very strange mix of wheat and chocolate that was tolerable until you added spice....

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Barreras (999) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Pours a brown color with a light coco aroma. Taste is simple, a bit watery. Good coco flavor comes through with the initial mouthful but it quickly disappears. The spice (coriander?) doesn’t seem to fit within this beer. Overall a refreshing wheat ale beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fordest (2008) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle at a friends house. Poured into a clear plastic tumbler. It was a pool party so at least it wasn’t a red solo cup. I love the dark color and head. Flavor or was much more chocolate than I expexted albeit more like mockolate than chocolate flavor.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
lightbias (115) - USA - JUN 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2014 This poured very dark brown, with a fizzly white head that disappeared very quickly, leaving almost nothing on the beer or on the glass. The immediate aroma was hints of chocolate and coffee, but the first mouthful was like a cold and watered down chocolate drink. This is so little like beer that I almost hesitate to review it! The aftertaste is chocolate, the aroma is chocolate, the mouthfeel is thin and lifeless (unlike chocolate - I feel cheated). My impression is disappointed.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large foamy brown head that faded and left a bit of lacing. The aroma was tangy with a little bit of cocoa, cola and licorice. The flavor was malty chocolate, vanilla, vague dark fruits and caramel. Long finish. Moderately full bodied and creamy. Surprisingly pleasant.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
steve1966 (107) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Was afraid of this one finally found a single to try. Aroma is bakers chocolate. Took me a few sips to decide if I liked this or not. Similar a bit to amber bock and the Michelob vanilla cask beer from a few years back. Smooth easy drinker subtle chocolate taste drinkable dark beer a bit thin in the palate. Enjoyable and forgettable at the same time for what it was it was enjoyable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SODAK14 (286) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAY 16, 2014
I was expecting something not so chocolate tasting but it was too much. Not a hint of coffee or chocolate you pick up but quite a bit more. overall not bad but one or two is all could handle but and that would be my limit for this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluejacket74 (1341) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2014
12 ounce bottle, one of my friends gave me a bottle to try. Served in a mug, the beer pours dark brown with about a half inch light tan head. Head retention is decent, and there isn’t much lacing. Aroma is nice and sweet, it smells mostly like milk chocolate and malted milk balls, along with some wheat/bready malt and vanilla. I think the taste is just like the aroma, however I think the malted milk ball flavor is the strongest of them. Mouthfeel/body is thin, but it’s also a bit slick with moderate carbonation. This isn’t a bad brew at all, I liked it. Definitely worth a try, especially if you like sweet chocolate beers.


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