rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. very deep brown with small head. lots of chocolate and roasted malt. a bit on the boozy side.
tectactoe (2338) - Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: super dark brown pour, black as it sits in the glass; creamy tan head that slowly settles to a thin collar. Aroma is creamy cocoa notes, sweet molasses, a touch of vanilla, & I even get a mild chile spice, though there are no chilies in this beer. Taste is kind of thin, but full of some sweet condensed milk, bittersweet chocolates, a hint of coffee & roast, and again, some back-end spice that reminds me of very faint chilies. Good beer, though it can wear the palate quickly.
conway (1636) - - SEP 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a light tan head. Aroma is chocolate and a little lactic acid. Taste is dark chocolate, roasted malt and some hop bitterness. Palate is slightly on the thin side with moderate carbonation. A little less sweet than I was expecting given the description.
rondphoto (2294) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Opaque black with a short-lived brown head, tiny dots of lace. Taste is a mess - roasted malt, bitter chocolate, dark dried fruit, hop bitters, each fighting for prominence. Only 7% abv, but seems higher. I expected a brew resembling a milk stout, but this is a sticky conglomeration that doesn’t work on any level.
chinchill (2145) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle, dated 20 Dec. 2012, into a snifter. Deep, dark brown coming out of the bottle, but black in the glass. A decent sized head forms but is mostly gone before the first sip. Nice coating on the glass with each tip.
S: Too weak and subtle for style, and a bit metaliic. Hints of milk chocolate, roasted malts, hops and a touch of dark fruit.
Taste: Hop level of an Ameican stout but the roasted malt component is too weak. Alcohol too obvious; These form a messy conglomerate with the cocoa. Even the after-taste doesn’t gel.
Feel: Smooth and near creamy; full body, medium-low carbonation, slightly sticky finish.
O: Disappointing. ABV seems much higher, say 10%, it lacks balance, and roasted malts lack prominence,
BillWyce (751) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: Poured opaque cola brown-to-black, with a small thin tan head. Aroma of chocolate, with some caramel and a touch of cream. Medium body, a bit oily, with a mildly astringent finish. Chocolatey flavor, with a burnt, roasty note behind it. A touch of dairy cream as well.
Fredis23 (515) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pitch black, small head, light lacing. Toasted malt, heavy chocolate, more bitter than sweet. Enjoyed. Nice. Recommended.
jkbachman (179) - - JUN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dry roasted aroma with a hint of sweetness. Burnt coffee, toffee, and dark pit fruit sweetness. Chocolate is present but subtle. Slight alcohol warming sensation.
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Tonkun (916) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark pour with a finger of mocha head. Chocolate, milk, leather, soil, nuts. oily, creamy, and lively. Medium body with creamy and bitter finish.
fakebeersnob (183) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampler. Dark brown. Smells very chocolatey. Smooth drinking. Chocolate taste. I was getting a slight sour taste, but thinking the previous beer sample (Soft Parade) so might need to re-review.