eruizgarcia (371) - - JAN 14, 2018 elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a fairly opaque dark brown, with a thin, light tan head. The head disappears rather quickly and only a trace amount of lacing remains. Aroma of, yes, chocolate--but more of a sweet milk chocolate than cocoa. The smell of highly processed candy is also dominant--for some reason, red licorice (Strawberry Twizzlers). While typical beer aromas are not there, the taste is more in line with a lager--albeit a highly flavored one. Sweetness of milk chocolate is matched almost equally by the sweetness of toasted malts. No hop bitterness evident at all--this one’s sweet all the way. There may be a mild butter toffee flavor in the background. Alcohol can also be detected. Mouthfeel is watery with just a trace of carbonation, which is right in line with this style. In sum: I’ve tried this beer just about every year since it began. Despite the various changes that Samuel Adams has made to ingredients and bottling, it’s flavor has remained almost the same. Because there are few chocolate lagers to begin with, this beer stands out. But it’s ability to truly convey a milk chocolate flavor makes it a winner. If you love dessert beers, this one’s a MUST.
Very chocolatey in a good way: not too sweet and with a dark chocolate backbone. Malt and yeast, slight roasted aroma. Pleasant aftertaste, surprisingly good beer.
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Very nice chocolate brew. Smooth and easy to drink but without really any carbonation. Not overly chocolate but just the right amount. Good beer! thebeerbandit (56) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2017
Had with Mark and Sarah on an improvised beer night.
Look: almost opaque with a tan head. Label is kinda fun too.
Aroma: Really chocolate forward.
Taste: ridiculously chocolatey - like a YooHoo
Palate: Medium mouthfeel
Overall: This is a beer lover's version of a YooHoo and it's delicious. Pershing (604) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2017
Black pour with fast diminishing beige head. Not much carbonation. Silky smooth taste with vanilla and chocolate. Medium body with a filling finish. A good desert beer. markas101 (2543) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Chocolate prune aroma. Heavy molasses with some bright hops. Long bright finish.
Larry_Duffman (633) - - DEC 16, 2017
It pours black with a beige head. The aroma is big on chocolate with some vanilla. The taste is chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and fruit. The chocolate is definitely the star here. It's smooth. It's not too sweet. I wouldn't session it though. It's a good change of pace or dessert beer. BarelyCynical (29) - - DEC 10, 2017
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 Dark color and sweet aroma are give aways to this beers nature. Flavor is chocolate and Caramel. Good not great ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Rex_Remes (288) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - DEC 3, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2017 (12oz bottle) AROMA: soft chocolate, nutty, bark/wood/forest APPEARANCE: deep dark reddish brown, almost black, mocha colored head TASTE: creamy chocolate, some coffee/mocha, a bit sweet, cream, vanilla PALATE: medium body, not extra heavy, creamy, smooth, touch of dark dryness on the end OVERALL: yummy, sweet, milky coffee and chocolate. Kind of like a dessert version of a stout. Something different and fun, but maybe not everyone's choice because of the sweetness. Mep3222 (1746) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2017
This is delicious for a Samuel Adams beer, cocoa roasted malt aroma and flavor. Full bodied smooth beer with slight sweet chocolate finish and cocoa bitter balance. Impressive. BeerBenji (22) - - DEC 2, 2017
A good bock, love the title for it. Definitely has some chocolate undertones.
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