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 (11533) - 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.
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours dark amber/brown with a small light brown head. Nestle Cocoa mix aroma. Flavor is roasty with chocolate and mild sweetness. I just had the Miller chocolate beer the other day and this is not nearly as overwhelming with the chocolate flavor, but has a similar cocoa powder characteristic. High carbonation and very thin body.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2006
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Weak flavor overall, can taste cocoa slightly, very bland ,boring beer. Big time disappointment, I like the idea of cocoa and honey though, but this is a very poor attempt of a íWinter Warmer", Iíll save the other 5 of these beers for friends who do not appreciate the taste of real beer.You know the ones who drink the mass produced watered down Bud and Miller crap.
Palidor19 (2948) - Brandon, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2006
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I donít understand, why is this beer so tart, Flemish Sours are supposed to be tart, not porters. barley any cocoa in it. its not worth your money.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours dark brown with a short tan head that fades fast. Aromas of cocoa and light honey mostly. Flavor is odd cocoa blended with a little honey and roasted malts. Much carbonation gives this a soda-like palate that is also very thin.. I expected so much more when I picked this up.. Not really too good..
waolsen (1358) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. dark pour with red around the edges. frothy tan head. roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and hop aroma. coffee, sour malts and chocolate are fairly unbalanced. Does become a descent combination of chocolate and coffee as it warms. sourness dominates. Another poor offering from Tommyknocker.
JK (4433) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2006
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Like other Tommyknocker beers, this one pretty much sucks. There is a strange cocoa and pepper flavor that doesnít work at all when combined with the honey sweetness. It is a light brown and has a moderate head. At least they are trying something different.