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RATINGS: 50   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
2008 Great American Beer Festival Gold medal chocolate beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Had this at the 2012 Great American Beer Fest in Denver, Colorado. One of my favorite beers of the festival, had outstanding chocolate/bourbon like flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (2257) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Sampled at Winterfest 2012. Pours black brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is awesome chocolate vanilla and roasted malt with faint scents of coffee too. Taste is so rich and chocolatey with hints of dark fruit and roasted malt and coffee. Palate is full and rich with a chalky dry finish. Awesome, really hope I can get a growler of this stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Sampled at Winterfest 2012. Lots of chocolate, lots of malty flavor. Very pleasant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2011
On tap at GTMW 11. Rich toasty roasty aroma. Malts chocolate and rich. Rich chocolate flavors. Sweet bourbon chocolate. A little sweet but good. I enjoyed this one. 8/4/8/3/15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12725) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2011
GTMW 2011. Poured a dark brown color with a large frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted chocolate malt aroma. Solid bittersweet toasted dark chocolate malt flavor with a solid bittersweet finish of long duration. Full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2011
I am updating a very backed up beer pad dating back a whole year. This was, as I noted, my favorite beer of GABF 2010. I wrote, "the baddest beer on the planet. Nuts and earth the whole way! dark chocolate taste, berries everywhere. So awesome. Roast, caramel, vanilla, burnt, BOOM!" As you can tell I was excited and can’t wait to drink this one again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34 (3503) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2011
awesome stone growler... light black body, shiny... the nose is too light, a bit of chocolate, nice just not enough going on... the flavor is also on the lighter side but great, light chocolate, watery chocolate not a milky note, easy to drink, can’t believe this is 9%... really good and worth trying

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Tap at GTMW. Pours to a pitch black body with a dark brown head. The aroma was quite nice with lots of chocolate syrup, chocolate powder, coffee, and rich roasted malts. The flavor was absurdly chocolatey and roasted. Very heavy beer all around. The palate was thick and syrupy. Was a nice beer, but a bit too much at an outdoors festival.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (9257) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Poured pitch black with a thick dark brown head that dissipated completely, but laced nice and thick. Aroma was an amazing combination of dark chocolate and raisins with a bit of roasted malts. Flavor was just as great with dark/deep chocolate, raisins, and some roasted malt in the finish. Mouthfeel was extremely thick and sticky, giving an illusion of ’chewiness.’

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
BOLTZ7555 (2999) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2011 Sampled at GABF! OMFG! This very well could be the most chocolate-infused beer I’ve ever had. Take a bar of Godiva chocolate, dip it in Hershey’s syrup, and dust it with Nestle Quik...ya might be close! Liquid coal pour produced a dark latte head that left significant lacing inside the glass. Aroma was intense bitter chocolate, vanilla, caramel, molasses, and dark fruit. Sweet but not overly so. Nice bitter ending to polish it off. Silky smooth mouthfeel...another world-class brew!!! BUMP!!!

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