troyc (2869) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2015
[Tap] Deep black pour with a silky brown head on top. Nose is of semi-sweet chocolate, molasses and some sweet cream. Flavors of chocolate syrup, lactose, vanilla, coconut, mocha and caramel candies. Not as sweet as it sounds. A nice malty dry cocoa finish. Low carbonation. Very tasty. Barnoloid (277) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Have had this on tap a handful of times locally in Chicago. Seems like it may have been a one off but would love to see this come out on a wider scale. One of the most unique ’dessert’ beers that I have had the pleasure to enjoy. The theme here is German chocolate cake, and boy does this deliver. There is a sweet underpinned cherry note which adds a tartness that cuts through the big dark chocolate goodness. Not overly sweet, as the roasted body and coconut actually helps to balance this out. Sits between a porter and a milk stout. If this was barrel aged and sold once a year it would be a big hyped beer. kaser (6313) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
Draft pour at green lady. Dark with creamy white head. Cocoa milky taste. Sweet. Full flavored for a lower ABV beer. Very impressive. jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Flavors of dark chocolate, caramel, and some slight bitterness. Light body, but good flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
Draft on tap at the taproom (Naperville, IL). Pours a deep blackish hue in the body, brown with nice ruby dark glow on the bottom and edges. Striking reddish ruby glow on the bottom and edges displays well. A dark and deep middle, but not opaque tapers out to that roast coffee ends. A cakey brownish head atop stays as a firm larger layer, sticks around as a good healthy cakey layer. Decent lacing overall and stick around. Aromas are deep cocoa, dark chocolate and cocoa meet some gentle roast, toast and dryness. Subtle coffee, mocha, and gentle coconut waft in. More rich sweeter cocoaa element overall with some black malts, toffee and toast. A dollop of dark fruit life. Initial is medium bodied, gentle roast and nib presence shows some toast and roast, dry bakers chocolate and gentle salted caramel. Some biscuit, toffee, and gentle dark fruit. The coconut and a more fudgey chocolate appeal hits into the middle. Not a strong body, still fairly approachable with just a bit of girth. Pretzels, cocoa and caramel meet cocoa, dark chocolate and toast. Some gentle coconut, toast, dark fruit. Gentle dark fruit, Tootsie roll, cocoa nibs and caramel as we taper out. A gentle dryness, toastiness, lingering cocoa and nib. Pretzels, carmelized malts and mellow sweetness. Not sticky or thick, darker and toasty, carmelized and biscuity without being brooding or thick. Solid stuff. Approachable body, nice flavors. Neat. Looked great.
crossovert (13078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Doesn’t really hit the mark for what it its going for. Still a decently tasty brew.