jonas (7583) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 16, 2005
Impressive looking bottle
Dark brown, low head.
Milk chocolate aroma and flavor.
Creamy or oily fullbodied mouthfeel.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 16, 2005
draft Thin halo of suds atop a brownish amber beer...the aroma squirted forth a medly of chocolate banana and a background of caramelly sweetness..The flavors were of powdered cocoa with a smidgen of lagery tartness, and a full malty body...i enjoyed it. pivo (2685) - GERMANY - JAN 16, 2005
Caramelly nose with a lager quality to it, dark deep brown color. Chocolately taste for sure. Blends really well with the medium dark malt. Also some toasted malt, wood, and dark fruit (raisins). Smooth silky texture. Warm and round overall. IndianaRed (4627) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Bottle Pours a clear dark redish brown witha full foamy light tan head. Aromas are mainly a dark roasted grain, some chocolate, but not much and old wooden cask type notes. Flavors showcase the chocolate much more. Fairly sweet. Slightly smokey, woody flavors as well. Very smooth creamy texture. Soft carbonation Pleasant soft sweet chocolate aftertaste, with a slight sediment or chalky feel. QAWSBeerGuy (15) - Teaneck, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2005
This is a nice chocolate bock. The chocolate flavor and aroma is neither overwhelming nor lacking. I was expecting something a little bit thicker, richer or fuller and I think that that’s the general consensus here. Still, not bad at all.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2005
On tap at a beer & chocolate tastingDragonStout (1416) - Groveport, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Oh yeah, there is real chocolate carrying this one! However, it isn’t a one trick pony. There are many elements in the flavor and aroma (raisin, melon and others) that lead in and out of the creamy chocolate middle. Tasting the Scharffen Berger chocolate alongside was fun, and shows that the sum is greater than the parts. I probably enjoyed this more because I didn’t directly shell out the steep price for a bottle with raised expectations.
Pours dark with a thick tan head that dissapeared quickly.Had some chocolate notes.This brew didnot get any better as it warmed up.I drove to Tampa for this and I wouldn’t say i was dissapointed , but I was exprcting more Hotspur2001 (44) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Have to admit I was a little disappointed in this, especially after having shelled out what I paid for it! Some chocolate taste, but not enough IMHO. As someone mentioned earlier, it has more of a chocolate aroma than taste. Nice bottle though. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 8, 2005
On tap at Barley’s Taphouse in Asheville, NC. How does this bar pour beers over 6% legally in NC? I’m glad they do as this, in my opinion is an act of necessary civil disobedience. This is a mediocre beer. I’m not a Sam Adams critic (see my Tripple entry), but this does nothing for me. Roasted chocolate aroma and flavor, but then again, what poor man’s stout doesn’t have this? This bock is just too watery. Their double bock is way better and way cheaper. Cool bottle, though. brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Small head, some malt in the aroma, if you keep your nose in it long enough, some chocolate comes though,strong initial chocolate taste,the palate sensation was a smooth film of wonderful cocoa, I’ve never experienced that before in a brew, like a piece of Godiva had just melted in my mouth, the chocolate tried to hold on , but faded at the end. Very good,I’d pay as much for a 6’er as a good Bells stout, but 14.00 bucks for a 750,the next one I have will be a gift