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. Itís a bit bitter on the tongue but it finishes with the sweetness more typical of milk stouts. One of the better chocolate stouts Iíve had. Pretty filling as well. Final note: I was surprised at the alc content because itís masked fairly well.
aracauna (3252) - 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 (503) - 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. Iím a fan, but it isnít the most complex, and the finish is a bit short for an imperial stout.
AWISLguy (1769) - 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.
kaser (4087) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour from bottle. Think off white head. Chocolate and cocoa flavor and aroma. Flight whiskey taste with plum and grapefruit notes. Good ass beer
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours beautifully black, with a reddish brown head. It has a nose of chocolate powder/cocoa nibs and a slight roast malt/coffee character. Itís light in the mouth, rich on the palate, and the chocolate is very mellow. What a great balance! It has a nice alcohol level as well - easy, but present. Impressive.
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very subtle chocolate nose. Flavor is of dark fruit with coffee and chocolate underneath. Tasty but nothing to rave about
jjgmd (1728) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a dark chocolate brown black color with a java head. Nose is deep roasted malt and chocolate with easily perceptible alcohol. Taste is deep chocolate with a fruity rum raisin flavor. Finishes on the same tasting notes and a bit of sweetness. A nice sipper. Quaff Score 7. /. 10
zgaier (1652) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head and strong aroma of alcohol and chocolate. Taste is of alcohol, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, and liquorice with a burnt, warming finish. Nice brew