CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle: pours an oily opaque black with mahogany edges and a spotty-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty malty nose with some cocoa and dark chocolate. Starts with decent fullness and toasty malts with a good amount of cocoa and a touch of raisins before a drier bittersweet finish. Pretty smooth and well-balanced.
jb (2298) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet Euro chocolate nose. Palate is silky, creamy, and chocolaty. This is easy to drink enjoyable stuff without much in the way of depth or dimension.
Hangover (1064) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is of strong milk chocolate and vanilla. Chocolate dominates the flavor with caramel, vanilla and a bit of roastiness. Full bodied, sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. Vanilla lingers long into the finish. Very solid brew, not too sweet, great body and tasty.
pumpmaster (1144) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99/4-pack. Very good.
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty beer, but a bit too sweet for me. It has a bit of chocolate and vanilla, and some lactic-like sour-sweetness, but it’s mostly loaded with an overpowering syrup flavor. Unfortunately, balance suffers, as the bitterness is only mild; the roastiness is very soft; and the alcohol lacks bite. All that said, it’s still a decent sipper, albeit a dessert sipper.
bth122 (1294) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from U pick 6 Erie. Poured deep brown with medium full head that dissipated. Lots of chocolate aroma in this one. Creamy texture. Medium full body. Medium sweet taste. Roasted malt and a good bit of cocoa in the taste and a bit of hazelnut. Not bad at all. Needs a little more carbonation and head.
sseb69 (1557) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 Bouteille 12 oz. achetée au IGA à Potsdam, NY. Couleur noire, mousse beige-brune. Arôme de café, espresso. En bouche, notes de café, malt grillé, chocolat. Très bon stout.
MercyDevice (361) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich and chocolatey, with notes of coffee and licorice. Pours a very dark brown with a medium-sized light brown head. Rich and flavorful.
jtclockwork (8912) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 300th non label rating. Pours black with dark brown head. Nose/taste of sweet chocolate, vanilla and slight roasted coffee. Medium body.
musinj6 (414) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with tan 1 finger head that quickly dissipates with little lacing. Prominent roasted malt with very clear flavors of dark chocolate and background of espresso and a subtle hint of tobacco. Surprising hint of pine hops. Full bodied with medium carbonation (would be great on a nitrogen tap, I bet!) Long, medium bitter finish where I appreciate more tobacco and earthy tones. This is a fantastic stout that is not overwhelming in chocolate, but still the dominant idea put forth.