Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a finger and a half of beige head. The head retains for quite some time. The nose is mildly roasty. The consistency is creamy and the flavor includes mild chocolate notes. The finish is slightly astringent and includes a note of alcohol presence which is odd considering that this is a relatively low ABV imperial.
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keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pitch black pour into the glass producing a tall and creamy tan head. The head has fine carbonation bubbles and decent retention.
Aroma: The aroma is restrained but bitter dark chocolate, powdered cocoa, creamer, and a slightly smokey and roasty aroma is present. The aroma is balanced and a bit too weak to be fully enjoyed.
Taste: Creamer lays the base for hints of smoke, roasted malts, fig, dark chocolate and powdered cocoa, in no particular order. This is balanced nicely, a bit mellow, but nice to drink.
Palate: Soft full body, mild carbonation.
Overall: A very nice stout that wouldn’t stand out among any heavy hitter, but finds a spot still. It’s a reserved beer with good balance and good complexity. This would suit mild desert dishes.
SpringsLicker (3115) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
72 opens with a pour that produces a quickly fading tan head over an opaque black body.
The aroma is roasted malts, coffee and chocolate.
The flavor is lightly sweet, chocolate milk, dry cocoa powder.
Smooth and creamy.
Chudwick (1966) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into Le Guinness 2010 - nose is coffee and milk chocolate. Sip adds nothing but emphasizes the roast of the coffee flavor. Chewy. Considering how strong the dark chocolate bitterness is, it’s fairly sweet. Meh.
Darkmagus82 (446) - - MAY 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-13-12 -
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a nearly pitch black with a thin brown head. The head faded relatively fast giving a moderate level of lacing.
Smell – Pleasant roasty and chocolate notes are nice and heavy. The roast of is darker-bitter chocolate malts with only the faintest bit of sweetness hidden within.
Taste –The taste is as the nose would suggest. Roasted chocolate flavors are heavy up front and throughout the taste. Along with the darker chocolate in the beginning, that are some notes of espresso mixed in. Toward the middle, the bit of vanilla sweetness that was detected in the nose comes into fruition, but is soon largely lost again to a more bitter cocoa flavor at the very end.
Mouthfeel – The body is on the creamier side with a lower level of carbonation. It’s creamy body makes it sooth the tongue. This soothing is only enhanced by the very lightness of the carbonation, which gives the beer a chance to “cling”. Together the two characteristics create quite a nice mouthfeel
Overall – This was a nice roasty-more bitter stout. It has nice chocolate flavors and a very nice mouthfeel. Not to shabby.
TXBadger (1219) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark almost black color with tan head. Chocolate is strong on the nose, some cream as well, and roasted malt character; follows onto the palate. Very smooth and creamy.
Raesmama (22) - - MAY 18, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 This beer is good. It's a little heavy , but I like that ;) def a winner in my book.
obguthr (3636) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bakers chocolate aroma. Black, thick tan head. Chocolate, ligtly swet, raisi s. Full body, creamy, hot. Good dessert beer.
SlovakSniper (3013) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une mousse collante flotte sur cette robe de soirée. Mon nez perçoit d’emblée des notes de sirop chocolaté, de mélasse fruitée et de vanille grillée. Mes papilles découvrent des notes rôties et une fine acidité de torréfaction enrobées de chocolat amer et de tire d’érable très foncée. En bouche, je constate un corps de moyenne densité avec une texture bien crémeuse et un pétillement modéré à doux. En finale, les notes chocolatées sont vibrantes et rendues amères par les malts rôtis. Plaisant à boire. Ce stout chocolaté est bien balancé.
hershiser2 (1208) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville.
Pours black with a small tan head. Coffee and chocolate in the nose. Same in the mouth. Good, not great.
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fresh bottle. Pours brown/black, little to no head. Nice coffee aroma here, also a hot cocoa tone. Taste is coffee/chocolate/roast malt. Nothing too sweet or gimmicky. Nice and smooth.