ICEatALAMO (1350) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Bottle. The Pour is a dark brown with a lighter head. The aroma is warm chocolate and oak. The taste is very smooth. A lot of chocolate and big vanilla notes. A really good beer overall.
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22 oz bottle into a tulip. From notes.
A: Pours a very dark red color; this is one of the lighter porters I’ve seen in a while The head is a one finger mocha shade, with decent retention. Not much lacing is left on the glass.
S: It’s quite oaky to start. More and more chocolate comes out when it’s allowed to warm up. My big complaint about the aroma is how perfumey it seems - otherwise, it’s not bad.
T: Better than the aroma. Oak hits the palate first before chocolate notes subtly appear around the midtaste. The first couple of sips are problematic - they seem to have far too much perfume, but after a few more sips, that note goes away to reveal a really nice, easy-going porter. A slight finish of brown sugar rounds the beer out.
M: This one feels pretty light, and dry to boot. While it’s not highly carbonated, it’s still really easy to drink at the end of the day.
O: A good porter that really grew on me the more I drank it. Worth its high price tag? Nah, not really. Worth sampling? Absolutely. If this cut out some of those perfume notes, then it would be out of this world.
Dogbrick (13026) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Sample at Kurtkeller 019: Choco-tastic 02 on 12/27/2014. The beer pours a brownish-black color with a medium light brown head that diminishes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of chocolate, malt and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of chocolate syrup, roast malt and coffee. Bourbon is very minimal in the background. The finish is sweet with a chocolate and vanilla aftertaste. Pretty good overall. Beerdedone (3408) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and subtle bourbon. Flavor was quite sweet and silky smooth with vanilla, chocolate, faint bourbon, coffee and some notes of dark fruit. bursprak (3205) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle. Thanks guys for sharing. Dirty light black pour with a small beige head. This is sweet, milk chocolate, vanilla fudge, more chocolate and some caramel.
RasmusOtt (2766) - Aarhus, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2014
Bottle from a trade with Trevor. Pours black with a beige head. The aroma is just huge chocolate forward. And it is a very bright and milky chocolate. Also some sweet bourbon, cocoa powder, kinder egg, vanilla and some nutty notes as well. The taste is also huge chocolate forward with some vanilla, weak oaky barrel character, cocoa powder and sweet nuts. Could use some more body due to it’s chocolate-forwardness but this was great! Vestergaard (2089) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
bottle from trade with Trevor. Pours an almost see throughable black with a nice off white head. Aroma has chocolate. Milk chocolate, kinder egg, cocoa powder, vanilla, slight roast. Taste is fairly sweet with lots of oaky vanilla, but again the chocolate is really dominating. Milky cocoa powder chocolate. Hints of roasty bitterness in the end but most of all sweet milk chocolate. What’s not to like? Semifull body and medium low carbonation. Klimaet (2598) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown, almost black with a medium light brown head. Aromas of sweet chocolate, sweet bourbon, honey cakes, some coffee roast, dark dried fruits, cocoa powder. Taste is sweet chocolate up front, slight coffee, cocoa powder, dark dried fruits, some molasses, caramel, fudge. HonusWagner (2168) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Fantastic. Really strong caramel/sweet cocoa notes with a year of age on it, reminiscent of Rolo candies. Delicious and easy to drink. Wish it wasn’t so pricey. crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Poured a dark brown body with a tan head that had nice retention. Aroma had a strong chocolate presence initially. The was notes of molasses and mild oak. Flavor was mostly sweet. Kind of one note but I really enjoyed it. Smooth body and a full palate. I could have used a spoon.
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