ben4321 (3471) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Giannone, 8/31/13
Aroma: The nose is mild and moslty chocolate, with some roast, and sweet malts as well
Appearance: It pours a dark brown colorwith a small head and some light, drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is sweet and malty, not a ton going on, pretty one dimensional
Palate: The body is light for the style and it has a thin feel, soft carbonation, and a short duration
I thought this beer was okay, but ultimately it is just a little too one dimensional and a little too thin to get a higher score than this.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, dark brown pour with creamy white foam, vanilla extract and chocolate aroma, flavor is malty vanilla cream, chocolate , dry finish
Damico (2303) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
push dark black brown clear with a big creamy cocoa colored head. Aroma and flavor are lighter as expected from a single sweet stout, with a decently creamy body. You get chocolate, not too sweet or bitter but blended well on that body, roasted malts as well.
WabashMan (1006) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a solid stout --- not exceptional, but really very tasty and worth seeking out for repeat tastings. Pours very dark brown with a nice medium brown head. Nose is a little roast but mostly sweeter, chocolately notes. Flavor puts the roast well into the background, with the chocolate notes really taking over. Not too sweet and quite tasty.
TheHopster (723) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Black-brown complexion with thin tan head. No lacing on glass. Cocoa aroma. Malty with faint cocoa flavor. Somewhat watery palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
travita (3652) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is dark, light tan head, and black in color. The smell is malt, bakers chocolate, roast, creamy, and slight vanilla. The taste is creamy, malt, chocolate, mocha, and good.
jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Black in color with a small tan head. Aroma is of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, light prune. Taste is of chocolate, prune, roasted malts, and Dutch cocoa.
Palme (2916) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Top Hops. This is a deep dark brown - as good as black in the glass really and it had a nice medium sized really dense and really good looking chocolaty top. Nice sweet chocolate nose, lots of chocolate ice cream in this one, a little bit of chili and sweet chocolate. Nice stuff. Yeah, as expected it’s a bit on the sweet side, but not to far out there. Really chocolaty in the taste, it has a soft soapy thing, some roastiness also, but the sweet chocolate is playing the main role here. Lacto sweet, some milky thing and it ends with a nice chocolaty confetti flavor. Really smooth on the oily mouthfeel and the carbonation is soft and almost prickling kits if flavor. 14.06.2013
DSG (4922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks zvikar. Black with a bit of light brown foam. Nice roasted coffee beans aroma with cocoa notes. Roasty flavor, bittersweet, with lots of coffee, some dark chocolate and a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Decent.
LilBeerDoctor (3297) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, bitter chocolate. Flavor of booze, sweet malt, raisin, roasted malt, chocolate. A bit strong for 7.2% and not enough chocolate, given the name. A bit of a disappointment.