BuckeyeBoy (3686) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kyoto station. Pours out a crisp brown topped with a small cream tan head. Aroma is of light sweetness, dark fruits, and some rich malts. Taste of pit fruit, light bitter sweet chocolate.
Wombata (534) - Kobe, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Enibru Tazawako Event
Flavor: dry, bitter and slightly sweet malt, roasted malt, cocoa powder in the background with a nuances of nutmeg and cinnamon spice. Lingering finish.
Comment: A rather dry version of a chocolate beer. Rather liked it.
shoulderbroken (2828) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keyaki. Nice and smooth and sweet. Light bitterness, nice sweetness. Cocoa.
dfearnley (1285) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to flute
Lightly toasted malt, hay, sweet grass, plum, and chocolate. Translucent reddish brown with a thin tan head. Taste is all plum, not much else.
Ferris (8042) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Toasted malts, light molasses and mild chocolate. Jet brown with a thin head. Rich dark malts toasted grains and the chocolate is lost in the flavour. Very average bock.
KansaiBeerLvrs (3343) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For some reason this is now being sold as W (double) Chocolate Bock. Bottle at the GJBF Osaka. A pleasant chocolatey aroma with a rich malty base underlying it and a golden brown color. The mouthfeel is nice but the flavor is slightly grainy which I don’t care for, grainy start then chocolate finish. Tasty but somewhat disappointing.
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - JUN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Soft and supple - though not a great deal going on. Smooth - low carbonation. Thin to medium body. Some berry, a little chocolate and a slight roast. Solid drinking, but a bit too quaint for the style.
KyotoLefty (7874) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Q-Brick as W-Chocolate Bock. Think it is the same one. Rich munich malt aroma with chocolate and caramel. Fragrant and nice. Black with a thin, fine, head. Slightly smoky flavor of chocolate and caramel with some wood. Very rich malt, yet not cloying in the least. Very nice bock indeed.
TimE (4149) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 3, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
med dark color, very subtle chocolately nose with a touch if bananas and cherries. Very malty, rich, med full body, low hops, very subtle chocolate flavors. Lingering chocolate finish.