beer30 (3) - SCS, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2006 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Quite a delicious brew! Deep brownish-black color with a tight head, giving way to slight effervescence. Rich hot-cocoa-like aromas coupled with a touch of honey creates a nicely balanced flavor. Very low hop presence, but good for this style. Slight alcohol flavor tames the sweetness nicely and essentially makes this brew quite quaffable! Would be an axcellent pairing to rich desserts, or possibly hearty meats in main courses, such as certain types of game. Other reviewers must have gotten infected bottles, because this tasted like liquid gold to me!!
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Jungle Jimís. Poured a black color with a small rocky off-white head that was mostly diminishing with minimal lacing. Light sweet aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium bittersweet flavor with medium sweet finish of short duration.
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Bottle labeled best enjoyed 4 months of date notched - notched N í06. Poured a dark brown with red edges and a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of mainly cocoa with some honey. Tastes of mainly cocoa, with again some honey and very light roast. This one was all about the Cocoa powder and deserves its name. I could probably mix this with milk and give it to my kids in place of their chocolate milk. I didnít fnid it as overly offense as the majority of people did.
sallad (115) - USA - DEC 12, 2006
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours very dark brown with cloudy orange highlights. Thin fizzy head quickly fades. A bunch of sediment (cocoa powder?) pours in the end. Sweet earthy aroma and definite cocoa. Tangy and sour flavors, very thin. Barely any malt flavor, slight cocoa in the finish, but leaves a very sour flavor as well. Was this an infected bottle?
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep Dark brown pour, with a small light brown bubbly head. The aroma is all cocoa, no malt, not anything but cocoa. This a lighter bodied porter with flavor tending to be very true to the aroma, very cocoa. This was suprisingly sweet too. Not malty enough.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - DEC 1, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown with a decent tan head. The aroma is that of instant cocoa powder but no other malty charateristics is evident. The flavor is that of cocoa powder and a bit of sweetness but no other qualities surface.
AllAboutStout (605) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2006
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
All I have to start with, is this is the closest Iíve ever come to a drain pour.
It tastes really sour. Itís like eating a hershey kiss and a lemonhead at the same time. Donít really get this beer. The smell is as bad as the taste. The only thing going for it, is it doesnít look that nasty sitting in the glass. Which gets you to drink it. I kept on taking drinks thinking thereís no way itís as bad as I think it is. This thing is a mess!
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 30, 2006
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(12oz bottle, bottled 10/06) Medium beige head diminishes fairly rapidly, atop opaque cola brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, milk chocolate, some earthy, honey. Taste is medium sweet, cola, some chocolate, lactic sourness, light vegetal. Light-medium body.
duke33 (68) - Eldersburg, Maryland, USA - NOV 30, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2007 Pours brown with a little white head. The cocoa and honey balance each other nicely, but this beer just doesnít do it for me. I can drink maybe one, and then Iím ready to move on.
Also, i canít explain it, but every time I have drank one of these, I get a massive headache in the morning, even if I only drink one of these the night before.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2006
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz bottle. Dark reddish brown color with bubbly rapidly disappearing off white head that left a little lace on the glass. Aroma was of light chocolate and graham cracker. Tart on the tongue with a cider vinegar taste that overwhelmed any cocoa or honey that might be in there. Tastes like a bad Flemish sour.