mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2008
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really like this and find it dangerous too. It goes down like chocolate milk. But it isnt too chocolaty like some other chocolate stouts. Perfect balance and smoothness.
JK (5330) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
ABR 2008. This is the most impressive new Town Hall beer I have had in a long time. The aroma is full of chocolate. Flavor has more of the same, rich, full-flavored chocolate flavor complemented by rich malt. Not perceivable hops. Thick and heavy palate. One of the best chocolate beers ever.
tennisjoel (1255) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Extremely chocolate dominated brew. Like diving into a bitter dark chocolate bar with some smooth oatmeal and not much else. The deScription is done about perfect to a T. This one does not disappoint and was one of the better if not close to the best beers at the festival.
Skyview (5360) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draught at the ABR ’08 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin tan head that has a nice retention and some spotty lacing. Aroma of mostly dark chocolate with some oatmeal and a touch of floral hops. Taste is mostly chocolate again, probably the most chocolate detected in all other chocolate infused beers. Finish is semi-sweet with more chocolate aftertaste that slowly disappears. Extremely over the top in chocolate.
badgerben (4682) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Autumn Brew Review 2008. Black color with a thin head. Wow... the aroma is like pure chocolate syrup drizzled over a bowl of raw oatmeal. The chocolate is screaming in the flavor. So rich. A little light roasted malt keeps it from going off the sweet deep end. This is like the chocolate stout equivalent of fruit beers’ New Glarus Belgian Red. Might not be able to drink pint after pint, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t great. My pick for best of the Review.