Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2010
Bottle, thanks for sharing dEnk! Clear brownish red pour, thin off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of creamy cacao, alcohol and some fruits. Flavor is fruity, very bitter, with cacao and caramel. Bitter finish, medium carbonation. Nice brew. Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - MAR 16, 2010
Bottled 33cl. Ordered from www.bierzwerg.de. Dark brown with a tall head. Grainy aroma which is reminiscent of Hershey’s or Cadbury’s- at least not swiss chocolate ;-) The taste is a lot better. Wonderful chocolate components. Good lacework. Salty. Complex on the swallow. Great salty finish which reminds me of chocolate powder. FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2010
A - Deep cola brown, not quite black, with light ruby and brown hues at the edges. Adequate sized, foamy beige head. A little below average retention, but a fair amount of lacing left.
S - A lot of smooth chocolate smell. Also strong hints of vanilla and a touch of coffee. Some other sweet dark smells are in the background. Very nice enjoyable smell that vaguely reminds me of a chocolate milkshake or chocolate syrup.
T - Roasted malt taste and bitterness. A good amount of coffee and chocolate, but not as much chocolate as the nose/name would suggest, but still a good amount of chocolate. Also hints of vanilla. In the middle to the finish of the sip some tang and more bitterness comes out. Dark cherry and some earthy and floral hops come in with that finish.
M - Medium body with decent carbonation. Fairly creamy and smooth.
D - Pretty good, the mouthfeel is smooth and easy to drink. The flavors balance the rich, slight sweetness at the beginning with the bitter and slightly tart finish.
Notes: Not as chocolaty as the nose/name, but still a decent amount of chocolate flavor. Nice porter that is easy to drink and fairly balanced. Countbeer (6599) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 15, 2010
Smell a lot of chocolate bit of mocca, some cacao, bit sour and a slight hint of hops.
Amber brown black color.
A very small (3 mm.) white beige head.
Taste is a mix of milk chocolate and water.
Didn’t taste dark chocolate (if I did the palate would be higher), but only milk chocolate and water. Alcohol and hops are very well hidden.
Idea is very interesting but didn’t like it too much. Kavu (5125) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2010 Pours very dark red, almost black, with nonexistent head. Aroma has some roasted very dark chocolate. Flavor has roasted malts and more of the chocolate. Very nice.
Nordcore (1638) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle 33 cl. Black/deep red, with a nice lightbrown head. Aroma; sweet with chocolate and some sence of dark fruits. Flavor; nice flavor of roasted malt and offcourse chocolate. nice TaxiDriver (1830) - Stadland, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2010
Bottle. Some coffee, started quite bitter, then it gets sweeter. The head is medium large, beige and creamy-foamy with a long duration. The body is black and lively. The taste is light bitter, some bitter chocolate and coffee, in between it is light metallic but quite nice! The body is creamy and light foamy, medium strong and with a soft carbonation. GRM (4174) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle, 330 ml, best before 14/10/11, at L’autre oeil, savoured on July 2 2009; eye: black, opaque, tiny ring of tan head; nose: roasted malt, chocolate liqueur; mouth: roasted malt, chocolate liqueur, roasted malt, hops, alcohol, rich, light burnt, finale in chocolate liqueur with a light acridness, full body, alcoholic texture, light acridness and acidity; overall: fine
Bouteille, 330 ml, meilleure avant 14/10/11, à L’autre œil, savourée le 2 juillet 2009; œil : noire, opaque, petit anneau de mousse fauve, pas de dentelle; nez : malt rôti, malt torréfié, liqueur de chocolat; bouche : malt rôti, liqueur de chocolat, malt torréfié, houblon, alcool, riche, léger brûlé, alcool, finale en liqueur de chocolat avec une légère âcreté, corsée, texture alcoolique, légère acidité et âcreté; en résumé : bien bogus (97) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis. Like the shape of the bottle, although it’s rather feminin. Smooth chocolate aroma. Taste is a bit of bitter chocolate, altough the chocolate disappears quite fast. I rather liked it. nate2g (1548) - Boomtown!, AUSTRALIA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle. Pours muddy brown with a laced beige head. Chocolate liqueur in aroma and flavour with subtle vanilla and roast. Sweetish mouthfeel. More a dessert beer but would pair well with dark chocolate.