Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewpub
This beer does not quite live up to its billing. Even so it provides a substantive experience from start to finish that merits at least a small pour. I probably would not order a full pint with so many other choices yet if it were the best offering I’d have no problems ordering one.
Aroma / Appearance - A fluid base looks like someone left a couple of Hershey’s kisses on a dashboard until they transformed into a syrupy mess. Velvet, chocolate, and truffles lend a decadent dessert texture.
Flavor / Palate - Chocolate truffles slowly melted over almonds gives this more depth than I expected. Coffee grounds perk up the palate heading into the rich finish. The 7% ABV does not sneak past the senses - this one will make its presence known the entire time. If more breweries would release dunkler bocks like this I’d definitely order as many as I could.
nuplastikk (5168) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Vintage. Served in a massive snifter. Deep opaque brown-black. Thin beige head. Big cocoa nibs completely dominate. Super sweet, think Southern Tier dessert beers without the depth. No subtlety, ends up having a real Nestle Quik flavor. Not really that good or enjoyable. Cocoa powder should be avoided in beer.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not the best not the worst.
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cbfobes (2733) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Vintage, pours black with a lingering light brown head and lacing, nice, aroma is pretty sweet with a little bit of chocolate in it, flavor has a good amount of chocolate on the front end with a sweet finish, really not bad at all, fun stuff.
lasminit (2) - - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Yeah.....tastes like it sounds...a box of cardboard. Chocolate is easy to pick up with the nose but not the tongue...looks good but lingers in a really dull flavorless way. Metallic aftertaste. Initially you feel okay about it...look...smell. Even the first taste is good....but its all downhill fom there...yikes.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Vintage Brewpub, 7.3% ABV. Dark brown with ruby lowlights and a thin brown crown. Aroma of chocolate, cocoa and sweet malt. Taste is rather sweet with plenty of chocolate and cocoa powder and toffee and a bit of toasted malt. Not bad but a tad too sweet.
madvike (3119) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewpub - Pours deep brownish-black with a big foamy tan head. Nose is sweet and chocolatey, dark and bitter with some milky, sugary notes. Big lightly roasted malt in the background, giving the chocolate a good base to mingle with. Taste is more in-your-face chocolate, but it never gets too sweet or cloying. A bit milky with cocoa and milk chocolate. Lightly roasted dark malt. Hints of espresso and some hazelnut on the chocolatey finish. Medium-thick body with just enough carbonation. Decadent stuff.