DrnkMcDermott (2782) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler at Walter Payton’s Roundhouse. May be sweet, but first smell is a little soured. Pours black with ruby highlights. After sampling the Chocolate Beer, I still get impressions of cocoa, but also a nice black cherry note. Carries a surprising alcohol burn. No astringency here. Lacks the specific sugary taste of most milk stouts, but that makes it a nice, unique variation on the style.
Dogbrick (7682) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2011 Sample at the brewpub. This beer is a nearly opaque dark brown-black color with a medium light beige head that diminishes steadily. Strings and spots of lacing. Roasty chocolate and malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel and flavors of roasted malt, mild coffee and chocolate. The finish is toasted malt with a chocolate aftertaste. Decent overall.
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin creamy light tan head that leaves waves of lacing. Aroma is semi-sweet, roasty. Flavor is quite sweet and chocolatey with a creamy lactic character. Finishes dry, roasty, with a creamy feel.
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried this one out on tap while up judging the Drunk Monk Challenge but didn’t have time for good notes.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2009
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
Draft at Americas. Pours a dark, slightly translucent brown with a tan head. Nose is werthers original, chocolate. Tons of diacetyl/butterscotch. This renders the beer virtually undrinkable. Huge Diacetyl character and sweet, cloyingly so. Not good.
tmoreau (2325) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Roundhouse. Pint served a black/brown color with a quickly diminishing, off white head, and sparse lacing. The aroma gave off roasty notes, coffee, malt and sweetness. The flavor supported these with an even hop bitterness, and a medium dry finish. The wheat didn’t seem to help the head retention, but appeared to give the body some fullness.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub on 6/20/07: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a thin, spotty-lacing tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet dark caramel malt. Body starts a little thin for the style with some malt sugars, light soapiness and some lingering roasted bitterness toward the finish. An average stout.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black with ruby edges, wispy beige head, streaks of lace,
light roasted aroma,
sweet chocolate and roasted flavor, lots of milky swetness that goes great with the rich chocolate,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
troyc (2432) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Tap) Pours a inky black color with not much in the way of head. Sweet, roasted aroma. Flavor is relatively smooth, with coffee and burnt grain notes. Mouthfeel is not particularly strong, with a distinct lactose ending. Body is a little bit too thin for the style.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big cocoa nose...almost to the point of artificiality. The pour was a flat looking dark brown with a thin residue of a dishwater-type head, The flavor and texture were flat and boring. Cocoa again...artificial tasting and forced, with some nutts, roated grain, and coffee. The texture was very, very watery and insubstantial.
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap pours a dark brown with a tan ring of a head. Bakers chocolate in the aroma and flavor. Finishes with chocolate. That’s about it. Not too bad but nothing special.