chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Massive aroma of chocolate, coffee, dark fruit, and vanilla. Thick, sweet, syrup body. Very sweet. Sweetness hides the 11% ABV very well. Solid.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2009 bomber from once upon a vine. pours an extremely dark brown with a solid, beige head and great lacing. aroma is excellent with big, bitter espresso, dark chocolate, hazelnut malt, vanilla extract, heath bar, and a hint of dark fruit and booze. flavor is outstanding with huge, bittersweet, dark chocolate, roast coffee, and cream up front with big notes of vanilla, caramel, nutty malt, and chocolate fudge cake rounding out the sip. palate is rich, medium bodied, and quite smooth with a long, bittersweet, mocha finish. overall, an extremely delicious brew.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 6, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2009 Tap at Ginger Man in NYC. I didn’t think all that much of Choklat, but this one blew me away. Black in color with a fairly large tan head. Great aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast, and malted milkshake. Flavor is an incredible blast of mocha with roasted malt and sweet milk in the background. This is really an extreme beer and not for everyone, but definitely for me. Full and heavy yet smooth on the palate. An awesome dessert in itself.
radagast83 (3760) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a deep black with a small tan head. Aroma is chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, alcohol. Flavor is solid. Chocolates, espresso, malts, vanilla. Warming alcohol flavor. I think the mixing of Jahva and Choklat made for a less interesting beer here -unlike their Gemini which made for a more interesting combination.
mcsquint (93) - , Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from 22oz bottle into small tulip glass:
Aroma - Chocolate, espresso, vanilla,alcohol.
Appearance - Opaque black with dark tan head. Head lingers for quite some time.
Flavor - Unbelieveable. Rich chocolate and roasted coffee upfront followed by slight vanilla, then warming alcohol.
Palate - Full and thick. More like an aperatif than what is normally considered ’beer’.
Overall - I split this bottle with a friend and we both agreed that this would be incredible with a nice dessert such as tiramisu or rich chocolate cake. Definitely not a ’lawnmower’ beer. Like all of the other Southern Tier products, this is worth a try.
hopscotch (8375) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle… This beer rocks!... Pours dark and sits black in my glass with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is a swirl of caramelized chocolate and espresso (more chocolate than espresso) with a suggestion of vanilla. Medium to full-bodied with laid-back carbonation. Sugary, malty, chocolaty flavor with a modest shot of espresso and a whisper of vanilla. Sweet mocha finish. Decadent. Luxurious. World class beer!
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 3, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very dark brown with a creamy brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla and some roasted malts. Flavor of bitter chocolate and coffee. Finishes with roasted malts.
beerbill (3179) - Laurel, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, I guess I could have saved myself $8.99 if I had waited another week before buying this after seeing it at PilsnerPeter’s gathering. 22 oz. bottle courtesy of j12601. Pours very dark brown, nearly black. Huge aroma of caramel, milk chocolate, coffee and prune danish. The flavor is caramel, milk chocolate, coffee and prune danish, with a bitter coffee finish. Sweet and delicious!
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thin, black opaque coloring. No head to speak of. Coffee, roasted notes, banana. Cherry hint - fruity but hard to place. Even delivery with heavy burnt-toast coffee ground ending. solid.
darkguardian (724) - Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed this one on my birthday courtesy of Kevin. Better than Chokolat in that its more nuanced and complex. It doesn’t have quite the same chocolate intensity in the flavor. Pours a rich black with a nice sized tan head. Nose is huge belgian chocolate with bananna and as it warms up some hazelnut and roast come out. Flavor profile has intense powdery high quality chocolate up front. Roasted coffee. Finishes slightly nut with bready chocolate notes and a slight hint of coffee bitterness. This is way way underated. Amazing beer.