hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Pours black with a small, creamy taupe head. The bouquet offers chocolate, mild mocha and light vanilla with a trace of cinnamon. Light to medium-bodied with stinging carbonation. The perfectly balanced flavor presents nuances of espresso and dark chocolate, but seems watered down. Finishes crisp, clean and a touch dry. Bottle courtesy of StFun!
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark pour, tannish head. Aroma has some sourish notes(oh no not another infection??)...flavor is a bit tart, some cocoa, wheat, light grainy notes. Meh.
drfabulous (6427) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce thanks to mikem409. Chocolate for sure. But with that wheat profile that keeps it from being a big time chocolate stout. Reminds me a bit of the Bells wheat beers from six or seven years ago.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of a trade with mikem409. Pours black with a thin-moderate brown head that lasted through the first two sips and leaves a complex network of lace. Pleasant aroma of roasted malt and some char. The flavor is roasted malt with some ash and a bit of tobacco. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.
reggiedunlop (3650) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a medium mocha head. Aroma is lightly roasted...milky...just a bit of chocolate...earthy and wheaty. Flavor has some roastiness...a bit of black licorice...can’t find a hint of chocolate....and some sort of nasty flavor I can only describe as fishy!? Creamy medium mouthfeel and a fishy aftertaste. Horrible...pouring out...disappointing.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle from daknole).pours dark brown with a garnet hue. Aroma is chocolate, bread, and wheat. Taste is roasty with some sweetness. Ok.
chibuck (3510) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle... not a big fan of this one, weird chocolate a touch chalky and too bitter... drink something else
ICEatALAMO (1300) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
You can really taste the malt in this one. Unfortunately the chocolate is more chalky than it is chocolate.
BigBeer45 (1422) - Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had a dark brown (opaque) pour and made a dark tan colored (with some milk shake colored bubbles) two to three finger head, beer left spots and small fingers of lacing on the glass as I drank, I found a thin film of sediment with a half circle of thicker dark brown sediment on the bottom of the bottle,
the aromas were milk chocolate, roasted malt, some malt sweetness and some coffee with a little caramel (I did not get any wheat notes in this beer),
the flavors were dry chocolate, roasted malt, faint coffee (I think there was more coffee on the nose), some caramel and some molasses sweetness,
the finish had a little bitterness from roasted malt?,
the mouth feel was less than medium,
this was nice, an easy to drink beer (I could gulp this down if I wanted to),
I did not sense any wheat in this beer, maybe the wheat gave this beer the light mouth feel I noticed on the palate?
a beer with a nice blend of flavors.
mikem409 (1976) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown/ faint coco aroma/ lots of wheat and malt flavor/ not much chocolate almost more like coco powder