5000 (5000) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, sediment settling, moderate to large frothy beige head, spotty lacing.   Soft cocoa nose.   Other characteristics donít come into play.   Canít tell what this is, other than cocoa.   Interesting at least.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Moderate cocoa on the finish.   Not hoppy, not malty, just straight forward cocoa.   Its almost like a Belgian with its slight mustiness and then cocoa added.   Very unique.   Nothing really off, but its a bit odd.   Would work better had it been a porter or stout.
Advocate_Ames (240) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A highly carbonated beverage. A nice scent of tropic fruit, bananas, with a sweet bread like malt note. There is a mild cocoa aroma too. The flavor is off character to the scent. The cocoa and malts are much more noticeable and potent than the fruits. I would of like more of a fruit flavor since the aroma was very enticing. Telegraph tried to balance everything but the cocoa and malt selection check the other ingredients. The finish has a bitter yeast taste, which was pleasant. Overall the Obscura Cacao is a nice drink but the not worth hunting down.
Chuckaduck (507) - Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep amber-brown color with very little head. Aroma is fruity smells exactly like a banana split with some bread. Drier than the aroma; hints of bitter chocolate, fruit; not terribly complex. It improved as it warmed. I wouldnít get this again but I liked it better than I thought it would based off of other reviews.
rubbishystuff (1584) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2012
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At rather unusual beer. Highly carbonated with fine effervescent bubbles. The cacao might have worked a little better in a darker stout like beer but this was a amber. Aroma and flavor like some one sprinkled cocoa power in your abbey style ale. The missus liked it. Serving: Bottle
drfabulous (2994) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750. Batch No. 99. From a shop in Chicago next to where my wife was buying running clothes. The shop was not in the greatest shape, but there were some ok beers in the cooler, including this one. Big carbonation in pour. Bit of chocolate/cocoa powder in taste. Not dark in color. Pretty decent. Some fruit in finish, maybe blueberry like. Not so much a chocolate beer but ale with some chocolate flavor.
BBB63 (5423) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Only 7 ratings so far? Corked bottle and served in Duvel snifter: Pours a slightly cloudy deep amber hue with a fizzy but lasting head , spotty lacework. The aroma has notes of tropical fruits (mango, starfruit, and banana) along with slight toasted and biscuity malts, surprisingly minimal cocoa but it is there along with some strange but approachable peaty like smoke essence.
Wow, I am really digging the flavor profile, fruity and grainy with a bakerís dark chocolate tone. Add some light allspice and earthy yeast character then you have a very unique brew that I am sure will not be for everyone but is for me. The palate is light and lively, perhaps my only complaint is the lack for a cleaner and "poppin" finish that would have driven this beer to otherworldly status. Much like the first time I had the Reserve Wheat, I am floored and wonder why more people have not jumped on this bandwagon? You want something out of ordinary then this could be your beer. MIKEY LIKEY!
JohnnyJ (3571) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Semi cloudy amberish pour, with small chunk floaters and foamy very light tan head. Banana, apricot, stone fruit, yeasty, definite cocoa, sweet sugars, a bit of roast, and some earthy pepper. Really weird, the chocolate is noticeable, but I just donít like the beer that much.
Hophead22 (2814) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Rating #6. Hazy orangish/brown color with a dirty white head. Fruity and sweet, brown sugar, banana and a little apple. Earthy, a little chocolate more fruit, apple peel, pretty decent. (2330)
DocLock (6826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 cc from Blue Dog. Pours turbid orange with big fluffy 2-finger eggshell head. Nose is caramel malt, hot pepper, banana, cacao. Tastes malty, semi-sweet, with notes of peppery spice, hops, mild cacao, and finishing fruit. Medium complexity level, and overall decent but not great.
Getbetter (556) - Cucamonga, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
From a bottle,surprisingly do not taste the chocolate, thin body,minimum white head,its an ok beer