ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Hop City, Atlanta. Pours a rich, dark brown, little to no head. Aroma lots of cocoa, Hershey’s baking chocolate. Body lithe, slippery, roasty, slight boozy bite. Overall, really well-balanced, with a lingering roasty bitterness.
BBB63 (6389) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in snifter: Pours a deep colour, near opaque with a fading head (likely cocoa oils causing that), zero head retention or lace. A bit brash with heavy roast and char with dark chocolate overtones. Some herbal and piney hop notes in addition to the faint prune, fig, and leathery notes. Still the body seems a tad too thin for the flavor profile, not overly complex despite what wrote before. Drinkable
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a thick black with a frothy mocha colored head. Aroma is so sweet. Loads of cocoa, caramel, and roasted malts. Sweet chocolatey goodness wraps around the palate. It’s so thick and creamy. Sweetness is balanced out by a nice butter tingle on the finish. Pretty enjoyable. ABV is hidden very well.
JaBier (5286) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle purchased at Siciliano’s in Grand Rapids. Pitch black pour with a thick brown head. Aroma of chocolate, bitter roast and creamy malt. Malty flavor with sweet chocolate before a dense, roasty finish.
Mittenator (1558) - Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at crunchy's. Dark with a dark head. Dark chocolate and boozy. Really smooth.
JerseyHophead (21) - California, USA - MAY 10, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a thick, deep brown almost black with minimal head retention. Nose is strongly of cocoa and a bit smokey. Starts with a strong punch of pure chocolate. It’s a bit bitter on the tongue but it finishes with the sweetness more typical of milk stouts. One of the better chocolate stouts I’ve had. Pretty filling as well. Final note: I was surprised at the alc content because it’s masked fairly well.
aracauna (3196) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very well done beer. Big without being harsh. Roasty without being ashy. Rich without being cloying. Definitely a hearty sweet beer, loads of chocolate, but not overdone.
fishonmyplane (500) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable for the ABV. Plenty of chocolate, with easy-drinking lactose flavors as well. I’m a fan, but it isn’t the most complex, and the finish is a bit short for an imperial stout.
AWISLguy (1649) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the Art of Beer. Pours a very dark brown with a brown head leaving nice streaks of lace. Aroma has sweet chocolate, heavy roast, caramel, some lactose and faint smoke. Taste is of sweet caramel, milk chocolate, licorice, some roasty espresso and sugar. Medium to full bodied with some alcohol presence. Finishes sweet and somewhat bitter. Long and lactose-y. If they were trying for "imperial chocolate milk stout", as stated, they hit it. Lotta flavor and depth, but sweet; almost an imperial porter, but even sweet for that. Eyed this for a while; shame that it seems to have broken down a bit, or just the style aimed for is too much.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong aroma with coffee and alcohol. This matches the flavor, which has coffee, dark chocolate, and whiskey. The aftertaste is surprisingly short. Medium-heavy body.