Essex (51) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass.
Pours an opaque black colour with a quick to dissipate tan head. Decent lacing.
Smells strongly of dark chocolate, with a hint of burnt malts too.
Taste pretty much reflects the smell, with just a hint less bitterness than you’d expect. Very well balanced.
Overall an extremely drinkable beer, balanced and with a nice subtle chocolate taste. Love it.
cgarvieuk (12775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft smokey woody chocolate nose .... too fizzy ... musty dusty bitterness ... little cardboard ...nope not working for me
McNeillR (867) - SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dusty chocolate aroma, like tearing open a sack of Milk Buttons. Expectedly dark body with a brown soaked head. Initially tangy, lactose carrying taste with a ping of bitter on the palate. Balanced sweet milky maltness to finish.
Very rare to have a chocolate beer without a coffee or a malt base without the arse falling out of the milky sweetness. Belgian angle helps, but they’ve done something special here. It’s all very one sided, but all very left-field. Get it while you can.
Bottle, Cornelius, Edinburgh
Rune (7233) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg, half-pint in perfect condition at Craft Beer Co in Islington. Patchy surface, spotty lacing and a tan-coloured head. Dark grainy chocolate to the nose. Cocoa powder to the taste buds, small bite of lactose to it, finish off with roasted, bitter chocolate malt. Well balanced. Likable (London, 26.11.2012).
WeissGary (275) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - NOV 23, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Delightful thick chocolate aroma unlike anything I have ever experienced from a beer! Wonderful thick and developed chocolate taste, bit of a rough mouthfeel but a lovely smooth multi-layered chocolate taste - this is an absolute stellar beer! Fantastic!!
tommann (2429) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a large head. Aroma has chocolate, with coffee and root beer. Taste has has milk chocolate and dry roast throughout with coffee and dark berries on the aftertaste.
RichTheVillan (1925) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; pours almost pitch black thin head chocolate malt aroma, dark chocolate taste with heavy malt, nice carbonation with a slight gritty texture. I like it. Love the branding.
jackg88 (6) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours dark brown, almost black with a quickly dissapearing thin cream head. roasted malt and mild chocolate aromas, similar taste with only mild chocolate and slight bitterness- very thin body with slight carbonation.
Theydon_Bois (6447) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Cask, Pimlico - 03/09/12.
Dark brown approaching black with a medium tan head which soon thins.
Milk chocolate nose with background vanilla.
Sweet malt taste, cocoa, brown sugar, milk chocolate.
Medium bodied, mininmal carbonation with a smooth finish.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at Cask Pub and Kitchen. Pours a very dark brown colour with a fair light tan head. Aroma of cocopops, chocolate, roasty malt and caramel. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Lingering cocopops again. Tasty.