auerbrau (2952) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, 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 thatís 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.
madmitch76 (9867) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
26th August 2012
Opaque dark brown beer, little tan head. Light dry palate. Sourish start rapidly followed by powdery dark chocolate and a pinch of coffee. Dry finish. Strange but beguiling!
shrubber85 (5972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Chocolate malt and light banana aroma. Dark brown with moderate head. Sweet dark chocolate and wheat malt aroma. Light bitter/ashy finish. Very nice - great use of wheat malt - wish there were more beers like this.
Mittenator (453) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light scent of milk chocolate and tootsie rolls that quickly becomes nonexistent. Thin head and light body. Chocolate upfront in the taste followed by intense malt, coffee and weirdness. Can't figure out whether I like the finish or not. It's odd.
bpar73 (162) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the pub. Pours a dark brown to black with a tan head that left some good lacing. aroma dark bitter sweet chocolate, caramel, coffee, roasted malts, yeast,. flavor same as aroma with a hint of smoke. Good beer
BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle and served in a snifter: Pours a deep brown hue with a fading fizzy head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of walnuts, toast, moderate chocolate, some char and leathery vapours along with a dash of plum esters. The taste is mostly nutty and bready with some chocolate notes in reserve. A dash of ripened dark fruit and a touch of coffee. Not getting much hop character other than some basic bitterness. The mouth feel is moderately carbonated, a bit ashy and metallic. It is an okay brew, no real flaws but nothing all that exciting either. Had higher hopes for this one.
bytemesis (1411) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours seep black with a medium beige head that dissipates with decent lacing. Aroma is chocolate, tobacco, wheat, coffee. Flavor is much the same, medium sweet with a bit of spiciness and a very light coffee bitter finish. Medium-full body and creamy. Quite nice actually.
umich03jm (906) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark black color with almost no head. Aroma is interesting, burnt toast, chocolate, burnt wood, and roasted malt. Taste is heavy on the burnt wood and chocolate taste. Finish is long with a lingering burnt wood taste and a slight spiciness. Very thin body but very smooth too. Overall, I liked it but didnít love it. Would like some more body to this.
johnnyoski (359) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Near black pour with a small, light brown head. Aroma: Roasted coffee, bitter chocolate and burnt charcoal. Taste: Smoke, dark chocolate and coffee tones. Nicely balanced but more towards the bitter side. Palate: Average carbonation, dry texture and lighter in body than you might expect.
mgatesy (23) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love this beer. Name can be confusing, as itís a porter, but made with chocolate and wheat malts. Doesnít have the earthy taste associated with many porters. Dark and very, very smooth. No overpowering flavors. Excellent beer.
jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So this guy poured a solid motor oil with off white head. The only bad thing about this beer is that it smelled of feet (my friend said "BO"). Luckily, the flavor was rich chocolately goodness. Medium-heavy body and tastey, overall it gets a decent score. The nose thing was odd though so I recommend keeping your honker out of it.