drjay44 (2442) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
650.6 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, mocha head, with slight lacing, over a black brown (SRM 35) body.....nose is chocolate, coffee, cocoa, hints of beef, soy.....taste is heavy chocolate, cocoa, lighter coffee, hints of beef, sweet throughout, finishing with a light bitterness.....mouth feel thick, creamy, sticky, minimal astringency, alcohol hidden, carbonation low. This is dominated in both aroma and flavor by the very heavily sweet chocolate effects. As such it is terribly unbalanced. It has almost none of the balancing fruit and/or umami complexity found in the best. It needs more from the hop backbone as well as greater attenuation. BJCP 7/3/10/4/6
Mrnoluv (108) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong coffee, chocolate, coco smell, sweet/nut bean aroma, motor oil black thick just less than milk feel, good lacing, coffee, milk chocolate, you can taste the milk, coffee bean, peppery finish, some other spices that linger after the swallow. Hint of sweetness, just wish there was a little more. Another good stout could get better with age. Not sure if anyone else will agree but it does have a bit of a medicinal taste almost like asprin that lingers?
maneliquor (2726) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours black with a small tan head. Nose shows very sweet, fake chocolate and vanilla. A little one dimensional. 10% is well hidden. Loads of milk chocolate and sweet vanilla essence, touch of lactose. Solid but no wow factor
jstraw (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Black with creamy, brown, head, light legs / Light, dull nose of roast barley, cream, roast coffee / Medium body, chewy, some acidity, sweet but decent hop balance, and lightly bitter finish / Cooked, somewhat medicinal flavors of stale coffee, roast barley, cream, semisweet chocolate / Very stale and cooked of flavor.
thornecb (4098) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to skim surface. Bitter dark chocolate sauce aromas. Dry and sweet with milk chocolate upfront turning to mild espresso in the hot finish.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz bomber with a badass label pours a pitch black with a creamy, dark tan head that sticks around the rim. Chocolate on the nose, with some very apparent Acetaldehyde and DMS. Velvety mouthfeel and milk chocolate cannot hide the flaws. Chocolate and booze in the finish. The more it warms up, the more squashy aroma and flavor come through. Bummer.
Davros (1787) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black as the night with a quickly fading dark tan head.
Nose shows roasted malt, cocoa, dark chocolate, alcohol and earthy coffee notes. Tempting!
Very decadent flavours. A fair bit of chocolate is noticeable alongside bready roasted malt. Quite and aggressive finish of roasty bitterness and alcohol.
Needs a creamier mouthfeel.
JohnnyJ (4040) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour, with a tan head. Lots of milk chocolate, more chocolate, roast, cream, and a bit of dark fruit. Heavy creamy mouthfeel. Quite sweet.
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 10, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A great dessert beer. Loads of chocolate and espresso flavors, balanced with a creamy finish. A great stout.
XmnwildX12 (2077) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from MGM in Eagan, MN, very dark cola pour with traces of tan head. Aroma full of roasted malt and a bit of dark fruit. Taste of malt, a bit of chocolate and cocoa, a bit of anise like finish.
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