gopherfan99 (1996) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 11, 2017 crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, smallish head. Great aroma of bitter, dark chocolate. The flavor features a little more roast, espresso, and even a little vanilla, but still plenty of chocolate presence. Palate is a little light, but otherwise this is a good brew.
Bottle; pour black with a thin tan head; big chocolate aroma with some malt hints; taste is sweet with chocolate and a touch of lightly roasted malt; finish is dry and chocolaty; okay overall but I felt this was a little thin and watery for how I like porters Bebum (1039) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 7, 2017
Clear, dark brown, tall, creamy head.
Expansive chocolate nose which wrongly suggests a rich mouthfeel.
Medium body, pronounced flavor, lean texture, dilute and skeletical mouthfeel, low heat, abundant carbonation, long and tasty aftertaste.
Dry, just right bitterness and acidity.
Wonderful and assertive chocolate flavors, balanced by right hop bitterness but let down by poverty of texture and sweetness. Maybe adding heavy cream and sugar would make an interesting drink...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone badgerben (5254) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Black color with a small head. Strong milk chocolate aroma with a strong hit of lactose. Sweet chocolate flavor. A bit of maple syrup. Light roasted barley. Finishes sweet. gripweed57 (2728) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2017
12 ounce bottle. Translucent reddish brown color. Large pillowy light tan head. Sweet toasted malt aroma is redolent of milk chocolate. Slightly sweet cocoa flavor upfront. Roasted malt, cashews, toasted bread and chocolate wafers follow. Spicy notes in middle. Sticky malt finish. Medium bodied, yet only average complexity. Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Bottle. Has an intense cocoa milk chocolate aroma. Taste is a slightly creamy chocolate with some light roast malts
oobawa (1586) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2017
Nice pour, but the texture is surprisingly thin, in dire need of some thickness and more carbonation. Smells like a big glass o’ chocolate, though, which is a plus. Taste...needs help, artificial cocoa flavor on top of a yeasty English brown ale, not sweet but false, with a really unpleasant tartness on the back end. Not good. wombat23 (1621) - Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a light beige head. Very chocolatey aroma. Taste is dark chocolate, dark malts, nuts, vanilla notes, sugary. Very sweet and chocolatey. Almost like chocolate milk or a chocolate shake - well, a very thin chocolate shake. Probably the most chocolatey beer I’ve had, but overall, it’s too sweet and sugary. darbeer75 (929) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Aroma: very nutty and chocolaty; Appearance: very dark amber, clear, with thin white head that dissipates fairly quickly; Taste: follows nose but with an odd, slightly chemical taste; Palate: heavy body with long, odd finish; Overall: drinkable but would not get again. drsordr (2776) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Draft to taster at Cincy beerfest 2017 pour opaque black with thin tan head. Nose powdery chocolate, light nut, chocolate. Taste similar to nose, powdery and milk chocolate, light nut, some graham cracker. Light but late. Overly sweet. AWISLguy (3234) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2016
12oz bottle from Ridgeview in Green Bay. Cocoa powder, light caramel. Thin. Much more a thin-ish dunkel than anything else. Sweet, lighter than medium bodied. Shrug? 13.3