Dacrza (1049) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 19, 2008
Dark--too dark?--black lager with creamy head that traces nicely in the glass (quite attractive)...thick brown half-inch head...malt/hops are nondescript--chocolate? not so much... slight effervescent... textures on the tongue feigns a porter more than a dunkel... soft toasted malts add a weight to the experience--smooth and swift with hints of corn... a dark lager that has little dunkel quality--pleasantly toasty for the colder evenings.. Saranac seems to have a circle of winter beers that run together in taste, and this is certainly one of them... BEERGUY007 (206) - Scotia, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Loved it. Got it out of a winter pack. 12 ounce bottle. Pours black. Great smell of roasted malts. Nice mouth feel, smooth, nice and thick. Goes nice with the winter weather. oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Dark brown, almost black pour. Small head with ti ny frothy bubbles. Nose of caramel, malt, molasses, and bitter chocolate. Flavour was very roasty, with notes of chocolate and burnt malt. Not too complex... very dry finish alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle; Saranac might not nake the best beers, but for less than a dollar per bottle, they are a pretty good bargain. Poured a very dark brown, with a small light brown head. Aroma was very roasted, with coffee and chocolate. Flavor was better than expected. Palate was on the thin side. Some good chocolate and nuts in the flavor. A decent amount of hops in the finish. bobaidan (530) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Pours dark as expected with a brown head. Aroma is roasted malt with some chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but not watery. Flavor has nice roasted malt, a hint of chocolate and just enough hop bitterness to balance it out. Not a super flavorful beer, but what it there is pretty good.
kennydiaz (362) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - JAN 19, 2008
IT HAS A MILD CHOCOLATE TASTE. A LITTLE AVERAGE. IF YOU WANT A REAL CHOCOLATE BEER I RECOMMEND BROOKLYN CHOCOLATE. ghostbrewer (9) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 14, 2008 does not count
Poured from 12 ounce bottle into Sam Adam’s Tasting Glass. Nice dark color with dark tan head that leaves behind decent lacing. The aroma is faint malt. The flavor is entirely chocolate malt and roast barley, but very restrained with decent balance.The aftertaste is mild roasted barley. The palate is thin and silky. This is probably my favorite beer from the Saranac Holiday/Variety 12-pack. metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 14, 2008
Not surprisingly, its a dark beer. Not really as chocolatey as one would think. Its tasty, but I was expecting more. jrob21 (3841) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2008
I was hoping with chocolate in the name that this was going to be a little more entertaining but alas I was thwarted. Should have stuck with the truffles I got for christmas dropped in a bud light ’cause that might have been better. Well probably not. Either way this one had that crystal sugar candy, bitter flavor. The color was nice too. Could have a lot more body and there was a faint bittersweet chocolate flavor. ridgeman (37) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 31, 2007
Bottle 12 oz. from Winter mix 12 pack. Very dark brown almost black in color. Tannish color and small head. Smells of bitter chocolate. Hints of coffee and chocolate thorughout. It is not too heavy and easy to drink. Overall enjoyable beer.