Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours with a nice foamy head, malty chocolate flavor, bitter hop finish. Tasted it next to a Brooklyn Chocolate Stout and found it inferior
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown with a light tan head. Aromas of bitter chocolate/espresso. Great chocolate and toasted malts flavor. Excellent Beer.
spazaru (2) - USA - NOV 25, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It took a few mouthfuls and it definitely should warm up before you drink it, but overall really nice. I agree with the previous reviewer that the aftertaste is when the cocoa kicks in. I really liked this and itís nice to see itís organic. A sustainable stout; a great idea!
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very dark, but clear black with some garnet hints. Oily looking. Caramel, milk chocolate, and roasted malt make for a rather creamy aroma. A sip brings you chocolate, toasted, and burnt malts. The coco used in the brewing process really comes through and shines in the after taste (yum). Creamy, oily and slick medium body. Not a bad brew, just lacking a bit in the main part of the taste.
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black brew. Light khaki head. Nose is flaky cocoa. Monsterous chocolate nose. At first this is delicate and classy. A floury, powdery soft chocolate that really dances in your nose. This plays off the malts excellently nothing too roasted nothing too ashy. A nice roasted grain profile that wraps around the cocoa rather than dominating it or watering it out. This however doesnít last long enough to justify really high marks. Instead this beer fades into chemicals. Diacetyl? I donít know what it is but there is a flat acidity that is off-puitting and treads heavily upon the soft cocoa. Too bad. THis one was heading in the right direction. Flavors reflect all of these things. Nice cocoa tang. Sugars are intense. Sweet beyond your wildest dreams and yet not cloying because the yeast creates a complexity that counters the sweetness. But this falls apart as the cocoa and the malts clash with the hops. Sweet and yet bitter burned on the back end and slightly citrusy hoppy...and the same flat acidity. huuhh. This could have been a good one.
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a thin brown head that left minimal lacing. Dark chocolate and coffee aroma with notes of caramel. Tastes so much like a bad coffee. Very bitter tasting with a hint of chocolate in the long bitter dry finish. And thatís basically it - itís a thin beer with not much complexity.
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
an aroma to die for, rich chocolate. a dark chocolate brown on the pour and a almost non-exixtant head. flavor is all about the chocolate and it has a dry finish. pretty good but rather one diminensional. thanks to OhioDad for the bottle.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a short creamy tan head that laces pretty well. Aroma of this is fanstastic.. Rich cocoa, coffee, and some nice hops.. I could sniff this one for a long time. Flavor is nice bitter chocolate, coffee and a dry somewhat bitter hop finish. Palate is smooth and creamy. Feels silky smooth before that dry finish makes me come back for another sip. A nice drinkable stout!! Pretty nice..
Darkover (1534) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a small tan head. Dark chocolate and roasted malt aroma. Mild flavor of dark chocolate and coffee.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
black pour thick tan head. Good lacing.l Smells like a dry bitter chocolate w/ some roasted malts. Palate is well carbonated avg body. A very =dry taste cocoa powder and grass. To dry for me.