crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, smallish head. Great aroma of bitter, dark chocolate. The flavor features a little more roast, espresso, and even a little vanilla, but still plenty of chocolate presence. Palate is a little light, but otherwise this is a good brew.
TizzleJizzle (652) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Poured an opaque black with a thin tan head and no lacing. Singular taste of dark chocolate, with subtle hints of vanilla and chocolate malts. Boring palate; medium watery body, medium carbonation. Overall I think Atwater relied on the dark chocolate crutch far too much and could have been far more experimental and consequently brewed a more complex beer.
ARH (664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap, poured into a sampler mug. The aroma is a mild chocolate and cookie dough with a lightly metallic touch late. The beer has a fizzy, unstable look with a dark, brown-red with a tan, light foam head, a light lace, and retains a thin ring. The beer is a medium sweet and a very light bitter. The beer is thin and light with a fizzy carbonation. The light body has flavors of nuts and chocolate with a finish that’s roasty with a bread character and an aftertaste that’s lightly astringent and malty.
Beachmaster (195) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a pint glass. pours a deep brown, with a moderate khaki head that quickly dissipates. Nose is a faint aroma of chocolate cake, and the taste is similar. Not as much flavor as I was expecting. no lacing. Thin mouthfeel with a short finish. Meh.
TXBadger (1667) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with khaki colored head. Smells like a brownie or chocolate cake, tastes like it too. I like.
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of chocolate in this one but is it really a stout? Looks like one but is very light bodied and doesn’t have the roastiness you would expect. Smells like and tastes like hot cocoa. A little too much for my taste.
RobertDale (3862) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a decent tan head. Nice aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and malt. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, malt, and some caramel. Kind of thin bodied. Pretty good for the price.
Dogbrick (8907) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 019: Choco-tastic 02 on 12/27/2014. Dark brown pour with a medium thin tan head that recedes steadily. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of chocolate syrup, sweet malt and a touch of coffee. The finish is sweet with a chocolatey aftertaste. Decent overall.
bpreo (1837) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A great looking and smelling Stout, but something is slightly off with the toasty flavor.
lusikka (6688) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Tap-House, Munich. Pours a pitch black colour with a beigeish firm head. Aroma of dark rich chocolate, burnt caramel and earthiness. Flavour of rich liquified chocolate, pudding, mild bitterness, some caramel sweetness and herbs. Medium bodied. Very soft mouthfeel. Good balance. Nice one.
rondphoto (2472) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Opaque brown/black color, dark tan rim head, lace slides back in. Taste is light toasted malt and chocolate that moves neatly through the palate to a slightly bittered finish. A nice simple brew, a little light and watery, but satisfactory for 5.5% abv. Does what it intends.