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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 120   ABV: 4%
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A light bodied mild brown ale with a chocolate aroma and flavor. Manchester's own Van Otis chocolate was used in this beer.

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3.3
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 7, 2017
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a mildly murky brown color with just a film of a white foamy head. No lace.
The aroma had milk chocolate up front, a little bit of dark chocolate and ended with some mild cereal grains.
The flavor leaned towards the sweet side through the dark and milk chocolates. Aftertaste and finish were the same.
The feel was light bodied and fairly sessionable. Carbonation was good. ABV was fine.
Overall, not a stout, not a porter, not a brown ale, just a straight up chocolate ale. I think I remember having something similar to what Boulevard brewed several years ago when I lived in their distribution.

4.3
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 13, 2006
Shared a sampler that had this in it. The appearance was black topped with a big nose of chocolate. Nice chocolate taste and velvety on the tongue.

2.8
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 24, 2006
On tap at Millys: Brown ruby with no head, rich fudge and chocolate in the aroma, syrupy thick body, starts and ends sweet, a bit too rich for me, but a nice beer for someone who really likes chocolate. It would taste good on ice cream.

3.6
DarkMagus (560) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2006
On tap at Milly’s. Minimal, short-lived head...disappeared and left nothing behind. Sugary, very intense cocoa aroma. Sweet cocoa flavors with malt and roasted grains. Pretty good (what I’d consider) "novelty" brew... good to have one of these now and again to spice things up.

3.8
LyndaNova (531) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Served on tap at Milly’s Tavern in Manchester, NH. I enjoyed this chocolate ale that Mike made. Caramel colored head and very dark brown ale. The aroma is of chocolate and is more sweet than the taste, which has a nice balance of bitter and sweet.

3.9
BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2006
[tap] Seriously HUGE, sweet chocolate aroma. Appears nearly black, with a tan/coffee colored head. Taste is malty, with finishing aftertaste of dark, slightly bitter chocolate. A wonderful example of chocolate used in beer.

3.6
jcwattsrugger (12549) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2006
on tap-pours a rocky tan head with cloudy brown color. Aroma is chocolate, malt. Taste is chocolate, dark malt, hint of lime. Interesting, well done. Occasional. OK carbonation.

3.8
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2006
sampled at the brewpub with dirtymike. Dark brown with a small off white head. Aroma: Big fresh chocolate, some sweet malt. Taste: Chocolate, caramel malt, light bodied, medium carbonation, with a slight bitter aftertaste of roast and hops.

3.9
ericnixon (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2006
On tap at Milly’s Tavern. It’s made with Van Otis chocolate. Black color with a big chocolate aroma. Smooth mouthfeel with a mild fizziness. Lightly bitter aftertaste.


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