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Review by everetends on 06/21/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
84 2 11 17 4 8 0
Old Review
22 oz bomber that has been sitting in my cellar and then my fridge for far too long. This came to me by way of a long ago trade with tprokop7. Served this one up in my Free the Hops tulip.

A: Pours a a decent looking glossy black in color. The body is not letting any light through whatsoever and that is expected and wanted. The somewhat negative part comes from the total lack of any head or lace. There was just a touch of brown head that bubbled up but that was quickly gone. No lasting foam to enjoy and there is no way to stir some up. Basically this is just a a dark black body with nothing else really going on.

S: Whole lot of chocolate coming out here. There is a really nice milk chocolate coming out first and foremost. Then there is a bit of a nice and rich bitter sweet, dark chocolate aroma. The best way I can put it is that smell of really fresh out of the oven, slightly melted chocolate chips. Its really nice and lives up the name totally. There is a bit of roast coming out here. Then to finish it off, there is a grassy hop aroma coming out.

T: Yet again, just great chocolate flavor pouring forth. Getting some chocolate milk or really good chocolate milkshake flavors. Then there is a great darker chocolate flavor kicking in as well. Then there is a bit of a Tootsie Roll flavor. It keeps molding and shaping into other flavors. Its just amazing how much depth of chocolate that is in here and I get a seemingly different chocolate experience on almost every sip. There is a touch of grassy hop flavor coming in the backend.

M: Full bodied brew for sure. Has a touch of thinness at times, but it works and comes through. Carbonation is just enough. This beer stays rich and creamy. ABV is well hidden, with just a touch of bite at time on the throat (I think the age on the beer may have done that). Slightly bitter sensation rests on the palate at times. Aftertaste is whatever chocolate flavor graces your palate on that pull.

D: You know for such a big beer with such a big time sweet flavor, this beer really works as an easy drinker when considering all of those factors. It doesn't seem to get too cloying with the sweetness and I am not having any issues with it sitting heavy. The dynamic this beer has with the chocolate flavors is quite amazing. Its absolutely a dessert beer, but its a great one at that. I would absolutely keep one of these on hand to serve up with a nice dessert or just enjoy it as dessert period. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 05-24-2009 04:09:19

Served In: Pint Glass