crackedmachine (473) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black and highly carbonated, with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses and bitter chocolate. Flavor is very chocolatey with a slight boozy bite, which is a surprise as this is not especially high ABV. Pleasant but not a lot of depth.
ThaDude01 (1) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2015 does not count
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
The label is quite deceiving.. I actually expected a deep chocolate taste or hints overall.. I got none of that . Iím not going to go into detail what the head, notes, complexion was .. because overall.. it doesnt matter.. this beer was horrible. Sad part is, at the store i bought it, the selling point was the fact that it said 98 rating on ratebeer. Quite disappointed. Never again
two7offsuit (283) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pouts black with a light tan head. Aroma of sweet malt. Similar flavor with a metallic finish.
Christpuncher (1569) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Average stout at best. Super carbonated and very thin in flavor. Has a very malty flavor. Not much in he means of coffee or roasted malt flavor. Pours black with a tan head.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
lownote (161) - USA - DEC 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is roasted roasty roast. Poured into a mason jar pitch black with off white head. Taste is super roasted and dry. Not very complex. Sharp carbonation and pretty thin.
arminjewell (7036) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on nitro tap, dark brownish black pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark chocolate, roast, coffee, hints of slight dark fruit with a hint of earth, slight caramel, alright. Taste is pretty good, nice cocoa powder, coffee, roasted malt into some dark caramel, toffee, more cocoa, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.
rxeight (1609) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. This isnít triple chocolate, it isnít double chocolate. Iím hesitant to even call it single chocolate. Unsweetened lactose, cocoa powder. Brownish roasted malt. Kinda boring.
Has the aftertaste of a post Taco Bell burp.
Darkmagus82 (1898) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-18-14-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance Ė The beer is served an almost pitch black color with tiny of tan colored head. The heads fades almost instantly leaving only a trace of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell Ė The aroma of the beer is huge of a sweet cocoa and milk chocolate smell. Along with these aromas are some notes of roasted malt as well as notes of cream, vanilla, and caramel mixed within. Overall quite chocolaty and delicious.
Taste Ė The taste begins of a semi-sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor mixed with a cocoa powder taste. As the flavor moves forward, more sweet chocolate comes to the tongue with it being joined by vanilla and caramel flavors as well. A milkier like flavor grows in the taste with some hints of darker fruits as well. The darker fruits are mainly of a raisin and plum giving a nice balance to the chocolate flavors of the brew. In the end, with a light earthy flavor also coming to the tongue, and with the big dose of sweet chocolate and the lighter darker fruits flavors of the brew, one is left with a pleasant fruit chocolate bar flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel Ė The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is on the slightly lower side. The lower carbonation is fantastic for the chocolaty flavors of the brew although a bit thicker of a body would have likely been more appropriate for the style. Overall the mouthfeel is rather decent.
Overall Ė A rather tasty chocolaty brew with some nice big flavors. Sweet and delicious!
gndbeer (1) - Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2014 does not count
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
After reading ratings I expected more. I was extremely disappointed. Would not buy again
Jayb0 (1067) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just ok, the chocolate is there but things donít see well integrated and the body is too thin. Drinkable but just not great. Something about Arcadia beers just donít seem to excite me (yet).
NikkTwist (1812) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Milkboy. Opaque brown pour with a head that quickly disappeared entirely. Chocolate liquorice. Some cold coffee. Some light charcoal grill. No bad notes but still feels way too shallow to tango with the big boys. Could be improved.