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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 8   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This triple chocolate stout is a unique interpretation of the style, combining three different chocolate malts, cacao nibs and sixty three percent semi-sweet chocolate, creating a sinfully delicious brew. The addition of blackstrap molasses produces an earthy, caramelized tone in an already complex flavor profile. It’s creamy, milkshake-like mouthfeel earns this beer the reputation of being dessert in glass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Draft. This stout is intense. Pours a deep midnight black. The sweet maltiness is huge. There is no denying that this is a chocolate stout. It’s so insane, I don’t know how to best sum it up in words. I think this beer deserves further research. {insert evil laughter}

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2007
Bottle from Party Source, KY. Poured dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted coffee, nuts and dark chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture. Medium burnt sweet coffee flavor with a medium dark chocolate bittersweet finish of average duration.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15794) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2008 Bottle at Chris_o Shindig. Black, lasting tan head. Lovely aroma of cocoa choc. Decent hop. Molasses, wood, bit lactic even. Sweetish. It’s got good choc, bit one dimensional, strong hop unbalances it. 3.2/5.0 Re-rate 2006 Bottle at Chris_o pre GBBF Shindig 08. Aroma of choc and molasses. Good choc. Lacks a bit of fullness in mouth. Simple but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2007
Bottle@chris_o. Chocolate and moccha aroma. Black, beige head, good lace. Light lactic, milky, chocolate, light bitterness. Medium full and soft body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8749) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - AUG 7, 2007
Bottled - Chris O Shindig 2007 - A black, slightly oily looking beer. The aroma is chocolatey and there is a hint of sourness. The taste is chocolatey but there’s some hop hits also. There is a little roastiness and lots of flavour. Nice and quite porterish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2007
A Mes rate: Bottle at Chris O’s Shindig. Black body with a tan head. Coffee malt aroma. Smoky and chunky. Flavour follows on from the aroma but is slightly better. Coffee again, lovely tangy malt and heavy chocolate but not overly sweet. Very pleasant woody notes too. More coffee in the finish. Almost great but just not quite there.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 2, 2007
(large bottle) Dark brown/black. Large tan head. Aroma of molasses and coffee. Flavor is roast coffee, slightly sweet, some chocolate

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edfitz (118) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2007
This just did not appeal to me. Very sweet and dark, as you can imagine. Just not very complex and a bit boring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2007
Bottle. Aroma was of roasted malts, bakers chocolate, and coffee. Average sized frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing head that left a fair lace. Body was deep dark and black/brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately bitter and finishes the same but sour. Average duration. Palate is medium bodied with a texture like flat soda (thicker than water but lighter than oil). Flat carbonation with a light astringent feel on the finish. Fantastic brew, full of flavor and taste, with a beautiful appearance. The sour finish was a turn off and the only complaint I’d have. I’d recommend if your lactose tolerant, otherwise the next morning will be rough. Trust me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (5015) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Pours very dark brown with a soapy caramel colored tan head. The aroma has milk chocolate, sharp lactic acid, brown sugar, molasseses and charred malt. Medium / thin body with underscored semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with bitter dark charred chocolate malt, light fruitiness and sharp flavors along with being on the water side, but still nice. The finish adds some extra bitterness and a nice lactic tang.

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