porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - JAN 24, 2007
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
(Bottle (best by 4/07) from <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/Place/massachusetts/w target=blank>Julioís Liquors) Pretty hideous...Pours hazyish dark cola-like brown with about three fingers of light brown head. Aroma is weird - smells more like food than beer. It smells like a sour sauce of some sort, soy sauce and cheap chocolate. Sour honey smell, if thatís possible. Hmmmm. Mouthfeel watery and fizzy. This is crap. It tastes like leftover Chinese food, vinegar, honey and weakly carbonated YooHoo mixed together in somebodyís garage. Itís awful.
incutrav (577) - Woodbury, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Im coo-coo for coco porter! Most people arent a fan of this, but from what i had, i was! Chocaltey route for sure, but not too overpowering, tasty routes!
Darkover (1506) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown color with a small tan head. Aroma of cocoa and roasted malts. Flavor of chocolate with a little bitterness at the finish. Not much carbonation.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2007
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nearly opaque brown with a huge head. Spare lacing. Aroma is an unpleasant mix of toasted malts and hot chocolate. Taste brings out a little more roasty malts, which helps. Medium++ body. Some bitterness in there.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown bottle with little head. Aroma is sweet cocoa, and the flavor follows. The cocoa is not well brewed into the beer, though, it tastes as if chocolate syrup was added later. Not undrinkable, but I wouldnít buy it again.
Nephilium (1213) - Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2007
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Well... this beer shows the horrors of beer exchanges. It pours like flat cola, no head, no lacing. It smells like chocolate syrup, and tastes like chocolate syrup added to water with a bit of bitterness in the end. This beer brings nothing to the table.
Kevin (2005) - Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2007
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
dark muddy brown with an almond head. The aroma is not that inviting, really sweet smelling chocolate that has a burning bit like a citrus cleaner. This is going to be hard to drink. Sickeningly sweet, and not an enjoyable sweetness. Very thin body. Reminds me of ghetto kool-aid. The lingering taste of sweet tarts is not something I want out of a beer.
3 3 3 1 5
dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2012 Original score 4. On re-rate it really does start out nice. It just get a bit strainy at the end.
Smells like cocoa not coffee, so thatís a good a start. Taste is nice, wtih great chocolate characters. Really a good winter beer. Maybe since itís not too sweet people are scoring it low per style but I donít care, I like it.
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had a sour taste to finish. First bottle was fine. The sour taste was mild but the second bottle about a week later was so sour that I could not finish (never fear my roommate threw it down).
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - JAN 2, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Looks like coca cola in the glass, with no head. Smells of dry dog food, purely disgusting. Ventured to take a taste, its not as bad as the smell, but is still an odd conglomeration of nuts, chocolate and caramels. Glad I was sharing this at a new yearís party and only drank about 3 oz.