CWoodsKilla (36) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Faint chocolate and hoppy aroma. Light reddish-brown color. Not very much chocolate to this beer, despite the name. Pretty standard lager flavors with a lot of carbonation. Short, bitter finish. Not very good abernaki (16) - - DEC 23, 2012
Good beer while having a subtle tastle of chocolate with a stronger chocolate smell. thedm (6147) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 15, 2012
This cork and caged bottled brew from a rating party poured a medium sized head of foamy tan colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a typically carbonated semi-hazy orange brown colored body and a good lacing. The mild aroma was malty orange and cocoa. The off tasting mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The soft flavor contained notes of sweet cocoa hops and malt. Not one that I would likely drink again. arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
750ml bottle $8.99. When i popped the cork I was amazed by the chocolate smell, so rich and yet not overly sweet. It smelled like expensive chocolates. The color was surprisingly amber and I was expecting black or brown. The flavor was more exquisite dark chocolate, very well done. Boulevard has really been impressing me with their smokestack beers and I look forward to the next one.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-15-2011 04:01:59 jsquire (4425) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Amber beer out of the caged cork bottle with a fizzy ivory head. Nose of bitter baking chocolate. There is lots of bitter chocolate in here but I get a lot of cherry cordial fruitiness with some nuts and a brown sugar sweetness. Okay beer.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
750ml C&C bottle served in a tulip glass. Bottled February of 2010, best by September 2011. Little late on this one.
A: Pours a hazy brown, dark orange combination with a 2 finger off white head. Leaves some splotches of lace down the glass.
S: Some dark fruits, Belgian spicy yeast, chocolate and some oaty malts. Definitely a different combination of flavors. I was hoping for more upfront chocolate.
T: Ah, there is the chocolate I was missing from the nose. This tastes like a watered down chocolate milk (in a good way) with a faint hint of bubblegum yeast and a slight booze finish.
M: Medium bodied with a nice carbonation and a sweet chocolate finish left on the palate.
O: This was definitely different. I have a feeling that some of the chocolate notes have faded with time. Will revisit fresh.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-24-2011 robforbes (2238) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2012
pours a cloudy burgendy with a large off-white head, and good lacing.
smell is of cocoa, malt, some vanilla, and walnuts.
taste is of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, nuts, and some caramel. ends a little dry. jbatman (13) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2012
I love this beer... Big chocolate profile, awesome aroma, and good carbonation. It's refreshing when a brewery takes chances like this to produce something unique and different in a saturated market. A hair sweeter than ideal but definitely an awesome beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2012
750mL bottle, best by 09/2011 from Lukas Liquor back in November of last year. Hazy amber with a one finger off-white head, OK retention. Big fruity cacao nose with some fruity English yeast behind. Fitting moderate sweet caramel malt behind. Flavor follows suit--wonderful how they’ve managed to throw so much chocolate character into this beer, and it works surprisingly well for not being a stout. The finish is semi-dry, with some very nice warming alcohol that kept this dessert beer from ever becoming too sweet. Despite being past the best by date, this was fantastic. beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
i have had 3 bottles over the last year. lets just say it doesnt age well. pours amber / orange with a nice beige head. aromas of chocolate, some light spice and a vanilla presence. lightly sweet with chocolate and vanilla present. also notes of caramel and hazelnut. fairly well balanced, medium body. im not really impressed with the chocolate flavor seems almost faked, which is surprising given how much my wife spends at elbow’s chocolate shop. it finishes with some astringency and vanilla. that was the first 2 bottles. the 3rd had gone bad after being in the cellar for nearly a year.