Braincage1 (147) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Appearance is oily black with a large mocha head. Aroma is more of a smoky and nutty smell than anything else...not getting much chocolate there. Flavor is...different...nice original burst of smoky coffee but it hits a kind of bland middle before finding its roasted origins again at the end. They could have saved some money and kept the cocoa powder out because I never tasted or smelled it.
mikedevilsfan (203) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
color is black with almost no lacing. Aroma is straight forward roasty malts. Taste is kind of neutral with a very dry finish. In fact the bulk of this beer is the finish, which is pleasantly dry, but doesnít make up for a lack of anything remotely interesting taste wise. Itís pretty boring actually. I wouldnít drink this again.
TXBadger (1621) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2015
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours a brown color with tan head. Charred cocoa, charred malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Very bitter and off-putting.
davidm (1977) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very good. Balanced, long flavour; notes of berries and dark fruit. Lots of taste given the low ABV
obguthr (4167) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toasted malt nose. Cola brown, headless. Walnut and cardboard flavor. Unftunately the latter is dominant and lingers. Body is medium to ligt, moderte carbonation.
CpyNPrnT (431) - Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of chocolate, taste is milk chocolate, roasted malts, slight bitterness, pretty good!
kidobutai (434) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. The head is a little disappointing, but it has okay lacing and rich brown color that is appealing. It smells better than it tastes, I donít think that the organic does it any favors.
tnkw01 (1214) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, with a small, light tan head. Aroma is a chocolate, mocha, burnt grains. Taste is a bitter chocolate with undertones of coffee.
Ron (2725) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Swiss Louis on Pier 39 in San Fran. Poured from my bottle a light black with tan head. The aroma was bitter sweet chocolate, malts, and yeast. Taste was light chcocolate, a malty backbone. Overall a decent beer, I was wishing for more of the chocolatey bittersweet to come through though.
arn8897 (55) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep rich dark brown. Nice dark tan head with long lasting retention. Smells of chocolate and a hint of coffee and wheat. However thin on the palate and tastes a little weak suprisingly.
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
"i would not call it "richly textures" or "charismatic", as Bison claims. This beer was a bit of a thin-bodied disappointment, as Iím usually crazy about the style. Underwhelming all around for a choc. stout, it isnít one Iíll buy again."