hopscotch (9380) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler... This beer rocks!… Pours clear and nearly black with a miniscule, creamy, off-white head that’s gone in a flash. The aroma offers big-time mocha accentuated by toasted nuts and vanilla. Full-bodied and fatty with modest carbonation. The bittersweet flavor is of dark chocolate chips and fudge with a deeply-roasted black malt and espresso finish. Huge thanks to BBB63 for shipping this world class delight my way!
decaturstevo (5198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour with hints of red along with tan head and lace. Aroma is sweet chocolate and light roasted malt. Flavor is sweet chocolate and coffee with a good malt bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation.
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler @ RBSG Grand Tasting. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and caramel finish.
jandd1983 (2684) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the RBSG 2014. It poured a brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of burnt malts, dark chocolate and a hint of licorice. The taste was of dark chocolate, coffee, some vanilla and dark fruits. Very nice.
crossovert (7722) - Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half growler. Black pour, Sweet dark fruit and molasses notes, caramel, cocoa. Hope the brewer gets well.
stoutgap (30) - Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Buffalo Trace barrel version, out of a glsss bullet into a snifter.Small dark brown diminishing head, with good lacing.Dark roast coffee&dark chocolate, hint of molasses and prune.Thin to medium mouthfeel, slightly alcoholic,average to soft carbonation. The alcohol fell off along with the bitterness once it warmed up. A good beer once it warmed, not so good cold.
shrubber85 (7867) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Strong chocolate-coffee malt aroma - very nice. Black with moderate head. Sweet chocolate, coffee ground, and barley malt flavor with a moderately bitter herbal finish. Nice.
queenholly (3007) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample @ brewery. Smooth coffee, chocolate malt, and light ashy flavor. Black brown with a moderate tan head. Earthy coffee, ash, chocolate flavor, and cola flavor with a roasty finish. Medium full body, soft carbonation.
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap Sample. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy roasted coffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt sweet flavor with a medium to heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a solid beer.
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap flight at the brewery. Dense black pour, seemingly still in the glass. Mk chocolate head reduces to a ring. Semisweet chocolate and French roast coffee aroma. Taste is pretty nice. Sweet coffee, chocolate, char, and a combined bitterness from roast and hops. A touch light bodied for the style but not necessarily lacking. Thin but slippery on the tongue. Deceptively strong. Nice.
b3shine (5726) - Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
32 oz growler to oversized snifter (thanks jmborggren!). Looks good a mostly opaque dark cola/borderline black with off-white lacing. Smells good too; LOTS of chocolate with a bit of roast. Tastes like it smells. CHOCOLATE EVERYWHERE!!! Nice and smooth on the palate. Great stuff!