auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean! Chocolate is a fitting title for this beer, in a good way. The aroma has that fermented then roasted brown aroma that’s really enjoyable. Characteristic house yeast and minerals but in. Hmmm. I was really expecting a sweet, dense, rich wheaty beer after that aroma and then notion of "chocolate." The body is incredibly dry, but structured. A slightly metallic twinge and the hint of ash from the roasted malt. I think this could have gone a number of directions and this one speaks of austerity, straightforwardness, and honesty.
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Dark black pour with fluffy beige head. Aroma has hints of chocolate malt with a touch of light wheat. Flavor is definitely sweeter then I imagined. Nice chocolate lactose flavor happening. Great after dinner drink.
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to the kind soul in the Tampa Crew that shared this one. Pours a medium stout brown with a white head. Nose is chocolate, cocoa, grain, earth, and some cookie. Flavor is similar with a nice mouthfeel- cocoa, chocolate, grain, and some earth make this a nice little stout. Very good.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Pours dark brown with one finger tan head. Aromas of chocolate and some light malts. Favor is mostly chocolate, some grains, and some roasted malts. Mouthfeel was smooth and creamy almost like nitro. I was really surprised by this one. Could of drank several.
oldthomas (1) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, opaque black pour. Tan head disappears quickly. Smooth and toasty maltiness. Very good hop balance, approaching slight bitterness while erring on the sweet side. Very subtle chocolate taste. Good porter-like qualities with a light mouthfeel.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yet another bottle shared by emacgee. Black with a tan head. Nose is very much like a schwarzbier to me, grainy, roasty and some chocolate. Burnt caramel. Tastes surprisingly thin.
TURDFERGUSON (4043) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared by emacgee. Nose of toasted grain, roast, light smoke, lightly goaty. Flavor is lightly bitter, some subtle smokiness, ash, dusty, meh.
jtclockwork (14721) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Nose/taste of milk chocolate, vanilla, clove, banana and burnt chocolate malt and grain. Light body - easy drinking.
emacgee (4593) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark black with one finger of dark tan head. Roasty and grainy, some popcorn notes and coffee. Coffee and popcorn in the flavor, schwarzy. Dry and roasty.
nimbleprop (7354) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a lightly viscous, opaque black with a spitty, clumpy, off white head. Nose of toasted malts, chocolate, multi grain bread, dried hay, nuts, a little coffee. Flavor is much lighter than the color or nose would let on; watered down malt, light brown sugar, watered down coffee, crackers, a little wheat. Medium bodied, dry finish. Smells pretty good, flavor is a bit too watery.