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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (13956) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 18, 2009
(11/3/08) Bottle sample at a tasting in Pizza Port in Carlsbad (thanks whoever). I hope this is the right beer because what I tried just had a hand-made label for some competition. Brown color. Aroma of dark bitter chocolate and cocoa. Sweet flavor of dark chocolate, some malt and caramel notes. Medium-bodied. Like liquid chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2007
(Bottle, 2006 vintage) Pours a cola brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of cocoa and toasted marshmallow. Flavor of chocolate, toasted malt, and vinous. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (11024) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle - 2006 Clear, very dark lager that is impenetrable to even the Florida sun. Small, creamy, khaki head with fantastic retention. Nice chocolaty aroma, very reminiscent to Southern Tiers Choklat - I like it. Full-bodied and creamy with barbed carbonation. The flavor is very chocolaty and a little too sweet for my palate almost cloying - and I have a big-time sweet tooth. The finish is also sweet and chocolaty. Age might have something to do with the complete lack of balance, but either way, this is pretty darned great for a Miller product. Major thanks to Skyview for providing the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Date: 12/22/2007
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party

hazy brown, wispy beige head, streaks of drippy lace, huge sweet chocolate candy aroma with a light spicyness, body is a bit thin, rich chocolate flavor, enough sweetness to enrichen the chocolate, light spicyness for balance,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (10574) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Thanks to Buckybeer for this one. Pours hazy brownish black with some turbid ruby hints through direct light. The aroma is lovely dark chocolate, ovaltine, Nestle quik. The palate is medium, with a chalky, very chocolatey syrupy flavor. Indeed, this one is very chocolate milky with some figgy fruit as it warms. Stays sweet, with a constant heavy dark chocolate flavor that is very tasty. Wow, Im going to buy a case of this if I see it, because it will go great with a CAO Maduro cigar!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
drowland (8547) - Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2009
12 oz bottle into a pint glass Aroma is mainly milk chocolate and the flavor is sweet chocolate with a lingering dark chocolate flavor. Really not too bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2006
2006 Bottle. Poured a clear deeper cola brown with a light cap of beige head. The aroma resonated cocoa beans, a hint of coffee, and vanillla... very sweet and quite enticing. Flavor had medium and dark cocoa beans, Kahlua, a little grain, and was rather sweet... quite enjoyable. Finish was long and chocolatey with vanilla sweetness and mild sour grains. This was surprisingly good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2007
Pours a clear dark amber mahogany with a thin covering of tannish head. Aroma of sweet candied vanilla and milk chocolate with a hint of roasted malts. Body starts with some thin sugary caramel chocolate vanilla sweetness turning into a blander bittersweet finish. The chocolate flavor seems too artificial or maybe its just too chocolatey for my tastes. Otherwise, its an interesting brew and its surprising that Miller brews it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2007
Bottle: Deep brown hue with a minimal head and zip for lace. Boy, I guess there is cacao in here, you can smell it across the room! No room for any other aromas to show. The taste is what was expected, heavy over-the-top chocolate malt flavors which cover up just about anything that stands in the way. The aftertaste is that of a chocolate milk but not as refreshing.

As a stoutie I like chocolate notes in my beer but this is just too much, I could not finish the glass...drain pour...should have figured as much. Will give an "E" for the effort since at least it does not taste fake.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (6178) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 11, 2006
Now in bottles, They taut this as the 2005 GABF Gold Medal winner - 2006 Edition. Assuming the Celebration Bock, which won under the spice/herb beer category. Ive actually had this on tap several times before at various tastings and find this one to be quite similar to the previous offerings. Dark brown color with a taller light tan head. Chocolate liqueurs strike the nasal passages, with hints of vanilla and mild coffee and malt-o-meal. A touch stronger in scent than chocolate malt-o-meal, perhaps a childhood favorite mixed with Kahlua. I like it, if for no other reason than that. Flavors are a touch tamer than the aromas, which is welcome. A light sweet wheat and pale malt sweetness start the flavors. A Dark chocolate middle, with a touch of acidity as found in Sharfen-Berger extra dark chocolate. Touch of raspberries and coffee toward the finish. Linger settles in with roasted coffee, dry malt and a touch of floral hops. Certainly better than most chocolate brews out there. If anything, a touch too sweet at times.

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