mapexonly (2) - - JUL 15, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
At first i thought oh no just another guinness but oh no this is not that at all if i had to compare it I’d say its s similar to a Youngs double chocolate but with more flavor. Perfect head. Great depth. One of my favorites if not my favorite stout.
knickskicks (729) - - JUL 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro. Deep dark brown, nice lasting head. Lots of coffee, roasted nuts, coffee.
weihenweizen (1737) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
5 oz. sample at The Pub in Dayton, pours black with medium dark brown highlights. Thick small bubble lacing, medium body, well carbonated, rocky texture, and very light roasted malt aroma. Tates is roasted malt and finishes light bitter hops. Would rather have Young’s Double Chocolate Stout.
fantasy7 (6) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 29, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This was the best chocolate stout I’ve ever had, bar none. The head had an amazing chocolate and coffee aroma and was powerful on the palate. Yum.
williamstome (891) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour, medium off-white milkshake head. Aroma is lightly roasty but overall sort of faint. Flavor is sweet and roasty, with a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel.
bnoel09 (434) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 21, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap into a dimpled mug. Very dark brown with a dense, creamy tan head. Looks delicious. Aroma is roasted malts with some coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor is the same, roasty with coffee and chocolate. Palate is where this really shines - extremely smooth and creamy. Overall a very nice stout.
jkwalking05 (3759) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro tap in 2009. Black with a thick nitrous head. Aroma is very roastey with dark chocolate, cocoa and a hint of vinegar. Taste is of chocolate lots of roasted malts and coffee.
wimpyjoe (3909) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smooth and has a great texture. Has some roasted flavours. A wonderful stout.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes. First reviewed 2/1/2011. Served on tap in a pint glass at Fountainhead.
The appearance on this stout is awesome. It comes out with a perfectly elegant tan cap that made me question whether it was a nitro tap. It looks as creamy as Guinness (nitro) without anything synthetic added. The color is dark brown all the way through.
Smooth, roasted malt, mild roasted brewed coffee, and dark chocolate all waft into my nose.
The roast flavors in the malt builds to a bitterness, eventually revealing a coffee flavor. Milky cocoa, and lightly bitter spicy hops blend well with the coffee flavors.
The mouthfeel is velvety smooth; I should have been able to guess just from the appearance. The carbonation contributes to this ultimate creaminess. Medium to full body to wrap everything up.
This is most likely the most drinkable English Stout I have ever had. Very smooth, amazing looking, and with a very pleasant taste. This is a great 7% sipper.
dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark dark brown with a perfect nitro tan head. Aroma is nitro gas, bitter chocolate, caramel, some toffee. Taste is smoky chocolate, leather, an toasted caramel. Body is medium/heavy, silky creamy smooth, nitro carb, long lush finish. Overall, delicious. A very manly beer.