tkrjukoff (4243) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apr 24, tap @ Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor. Pours black with ruby tones with a small brown head. Stouty, coffee and chocolate arome. Lean velvety mouthfeel, a bit thin. Chocolate, chocolate, roasted, slightly sweet flavor; a bit thin body, but still well balanced. Thin chocolate tart palate. Finishes thin sourish tart.
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep brown pour with a thin off-white head. The nose is quite chocolatey and softly fruity. There is a touch of fruit and an odd vegetal sweetness. Oddly estery and quite dusty on the finish. Some strange sort of tartness as well. A light lingering chocolate finish but it’s quite odd and not really all that good.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Raw, green and chalky nose. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with milk chocolate, some toffee and lightly roasted coffee. Texture is a bit chalky. I’ve had a more recent batch that was superior to this one, but sadly didn’t take notes...
hopdog (10477) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at JP in Ann Arbor. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate and roasty. Tastes of chocolate, roast, and Some lighter coffee.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer poured a very creamy and fairly light brown, looking almost exactly like a glass of chocolate milk. It was clearly unfiltered, leaving a nice visual presence; however, this created some problems later, as the mouthfeel was quite chalky, affecting the drinkability of the beer. The smell was dominated by chocolate, but also had some coffee and vanilla undertones while remaining slightly sweet. The taste was the same, with a bit of a creamy milk and vanilla combination coming through. Overall, a good brew that was definitely worth trying, but not something I’d like to have regularly, but definitely points for being rather unique.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-01-2010
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at MBGSF during RBSG ’10. Pours a deep brown with tan head. Nose is roasty, light cocoa. kind of bland. On taste, more chocolate, but pretty one note. Not overly sweet. Meh.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark redish brown tan head, nose has chocolate, roast. flavor is chocolatey and some roast. muted notes that fall flat and grainy.
alexsdad06 (7742) - Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample @ MiBGSF10 during the down pour. Pours a clear brown with a medium beige head. The aroma has smooth, soft chocolate, moderate sweetness, slight roast; just OK. The flavor had slight roast, milk chocolate, cocoa, thin mouthfeel. I was not impressed with this.
zdk (1852) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor - creamy, roasty. Molasses sweet candy and smooth with some carbonic tartness. Tasty.
Tmoney99 (12733) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at MBGSF 2010. Poured dark brown color with medium brown creamy head that lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting solid brew.