Frederick Miller Classic Chocolate Lager

RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Lager with cacao nibs and natural chocolate flavors. Perfectly balanced wheat lager brewed with dark chocolate malt, for a smooth and satisfying finish. 2005 GABF Gold Medal Winner in the Herb and Spice Category. Entered under the name of "Temptation Bock".

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DrnkMcDermott (3075) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2006
12 oz. bottle. Im going to be fair and give this a try. Lets see. Big chocolate smell upon opening, like a Canfields Chocolate Fudge Soda (a shout-out to my Chicago peeps). Regrettably, thats not a good smell for a beer. Thick fizzy head that settles to a thin layer on top of a deep black-brown brew, with no bubbles on the glass. I can catch some of the lager taste before the chocolate fudge takes over. Its way more chocolate than beer, but you know, some one trying this after years of Lite may actually find it interesting. I guess Im voting against the grain here, but its the highest rating Ive given any beer with the name "Miller" on it, and I still think its too much chocolate and not enough beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
struwwelpeter (1) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 31, 2006 does not count
I saw this at the local beer depot and it caught my my eye. Being a Miller product I was reluctant to try it. As soon as I opened a bottle I smelled a great yeast smell that brought me back to Germany. The first few tastes balance is too sweet, but later the balance is good. I lhave tried many styles of beer and this is something new to me. It is full of flavor with a creamy texture and a great finish. I think this is a beer that is better if it is not too cold. I hope Miller Continues this product!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Pours more like a stout than a lager (not to stereotype a beer). Light (see through) brown with a thin ligh tan head. The nose is straight up tootsie roll. Very sweet, but balanced by an almost, though certainly not, raspberry sort of fruitiness. Sublte, nice to have the balance though. The mouthfeel is gentle and creamy, not really mouthfilling, but not flat, it walks the line well for a lager. The flavor is a notch below the aroma, but still nice. Dominated by chocolate and a bit creamy, theres not much other than chocolate bitterness to balance the chocolate sweetness. This isnt necessarily a bad thing, but a bit more fruitiness wouldve been good. Its detectable, but an order of magnitude less obvious than in the aroma. From a macro, but tasty. And for 5 bucks a four pack, a relative bargain. Id buy it again if I knew I was having nonbeer drinkers over.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Its dark red/black in color. Its super chocolatey!! Chocolate is the primary aroma and flavor, and its very sweet and malty, and a bit creamy. Faint vanilla and fruit. Mostly, its like liquid watered down chocolate, which is nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Saw this at the local Jewel foodstore. The Chocolate caught the eye. The Miller name put it off. Chocolate won. Good thing too. Poured a lightish brown,mild head. Smelled like others said of Nestles quick with some dampness. Probably one of the best dessert beers Ive had in a while. Goes great with a pc of a Hersey bar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hogan873 (451) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Great appearance. Pours a deep reddish-brown with a medium head. It begs you to take a sip. A decent aroma...hints of chocolate. Like smelling a pack of hot chocolate powder from a few feet away. Somewhat high carbonation on the palate. Nice semi-sweet chocolate taste. Finishes clean. A very good seasonal beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (6058) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Not bad. The strongest chocolate aroma I have ever had in a beer, powerful even out of the bottle. Unlike many other beers there is no coffee or other aromas backing it up. Flavor is like a chocolate flavored caramel or some type of soft chocolate chewy candy. Light brown and a thin body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2006
I was genuinely and pleasantly surprized by this SABMiller beer. It pours a deep mahogany body with a creamy tan head. The aroma reminds me of Nestles powdered chocolate milk mix, what we had at home as kids since Hersheys Syrup cost a lot more. Its very thick and leaves a light powdery feeling on the tongue - - or mayhaps Im still reminiscing about the Nestles. Nice cocoa flavor. Almost - repeat, Almost makes me wish Id picked up more than one bottle.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
frankenkitty (2008) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Pours a dark, clear mahogany. A thick, creamy, tan head falls in small craters making it look like a cookie from above. Aroma of Kayo. And chocolate licorice. Vanilla. Plastic. Nesquik. Overall, really nice. Flavor is thick, sweet and milk-chocolatey... with a hint of hops creating a dark chocolate bitterness to finish. Smooth with a carbonated tingle. This is pretty damn decadent and I may actually recommend a Miller product to some non-beer-drinking chocolate-lovers.

Okay, well... my rating of this is its 10th so its goin up on the map. Lets see what happens...

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
twindadplus2 (703) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 19, 2006
Dark with a big fizzy head. Huge chocolate, caramel and hop aroma. Very smooth taste with the nutty, chocolate taste being dominant. Notes of vanilla and caramel float up as well. Long, creamy wheat finish. Let me just echo everyone elses surprise that Miller actually came up with this one. Amazingly good.

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