ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 17, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at Sorbon, Bromma, Sweden. Pours out in an opque black colour with a dense pale brown head. Dense sugary aroma of chocolate sauce, caramel, vanilla and alcohol. Full-bodied with dense and cloyingly sweet notes of melted milky chocolate, vanilla, caramel, cookies and alcohol. Dense and sweet finish of milky chocolate and cocoa-powder. Not my thing, way too sweet and lifeless.
after4ever (7358) - Brier, Washington, USA - AUG 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at naked city. pours thick black and gooey. creamy dense tan head. enormous plume of hot cocoa on the nose, just ridiculous heaps of sugary milk chocolate. creamy thick body, very little chalkiness. just pure chocolate ooze. mid palate is pretty much hersheys syrup. long sweet finish.
Theis (14943) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Sune’s Sommerhus - shared with Mette & Sune. Black - offwhite head. Cocoa, chocolate, julekalender chocolade, light coffee, dryness, high malty, metallic, oboy, light licorice, bunred, barley, high sweetness. Simple - Taste too much of bad/cheap chocolate.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2009
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 650ml bottle into a snifter. There is no freshness date or born on date on the bottle.
Appearance: Its body has a very dark brown/black color that blocks out all light. The head on top is thick and foamy with a creamy tan color. It hangs on well as it slowly fades down to thin wispy layer that leaves behind some slick lacing.
Smell: The aroma has a big sweet and creamy chocolate and roasted grain scent with a hint of dark roasted coffee. Also there is very noticeable boozy alcohol presence.
Taste/Mouth: The flavor has a big bold and boozy character. It has sweet roasted malts with loads sweet milk chocolate, warming alcohol and a slow finish of dark coffee with cream. The finish also has just a light hint of hop bitterness as well. The palate has a big full body with a velvety smooth texture and active yet smooth carbonation.
Notes: This is a huge beer with big bold flavor and hefty 11%abv.
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tasty, but too sweet for me, I much prefer the ST Jah-va. Pours black with minimal head. Aroma of big chocolate some mild coffee. Taste of more big chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Finish has a shot of bitter chocolate ending smooth.
carruthm (1401) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
on tap at brouwers. Super strong mocah chocoate aroma followed by a just slight bitterness. Super smooth. Delicious.
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2009
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(22oz bomber, thanks to bu11zeye) Pours a dark espresso brown, nice bubbles. Nose is milk chocolate. Taste is slightly too sweet, but a small complaint really. This beer is a malt head’s dream (which I am) and I absolutely loved it. Almost nothing wrong with this one. Reminds me of Hershey’s chocolate syrup but carbonated.
Hangover (1104) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 8, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a thin tan head. This one has a HUGE milk chocoalte and cocoa aroma. Creamy mouthfeel. Again, a HUGE chocoalte flavor with a bit of vanilla and boozy warmth. With so much chocolate i figured it to be bitter, but it has a nice, smooth finish. This beer is simply excellent.
fiulijn (18057) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 8, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at På Besök, Malmö
Total black; big creamy head. It has an unmistakeable chocolate aroma, like entering a chocolate and candy shop, even if the tendency to the vanilla is not thrilling for me; also, coffee liquor (alcohol). The body is very strong, well structured, powerful, with traces of alcohol, immediately tickling the tongue and warm; excellent chocolate flavor that overwhelms everything else (caramel and traces of roasted malt); there is some residual sugar; the final is powerful but possibly balanced. Very well constructed and extremely pleasant.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - AUG 7, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
blackish body with a tall and bubbly dark tan creamy head. aroma is chocolate malt, chocolate milkshake, tootsie rolls, and a little vanilla too. Flavor is very similar, starts with chocolate/rummy caramel malt, then more toostie roll, cocoa sifted with confectionate sugar, madagascar bourbon vanilla, and just a little bourbon-like heat to make it nippy and warm. the alcohol is hidden a bit but present to make it work well with the profile. glad the weather is cool tonight for a heavy beer like this. I have a bias towards this sort of style.