Undefined (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 15, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black apperance. Rich aroma of coffe and some chocolate. Chocolate, coffe, malt and a bit of alcohol in the taste.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Looks like an espresso in my snifter. Crema dies down in a minute or two. Spotty lacing. Aroma of tangy chocolate coffee with molasses. Roasting peanuts and Play-doh. Begins with some hop burn, a whisper of chocolate, then coffee to alcohol. Not quite as creamy as it looks but a solid medium body.
harrisoni (16931) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Utobeer. Black with dark thin head. Chocolate everwhere in this. Bit of heat from the alcohol. Brilliant dark choc which is on the grainy side. Some oilyness. Yep it’s choc and stout. Smooth, velvet and choc. Winter 05-06 bottling
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (small sample) at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005
Black and rich on the palate. Chocolate and coffee aroma and flavours. Roast finish.
brooklyn35 (5) - salisbury mills, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2006 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2005-2006 bottling. Pours a beautiful black color with a caramel brown head which unfortunately dissapates rather quickly. The aroma is very complex with notes of licorice, molasses and of course chocolate. The roasted character of a stout is not very evident in the aroma or the taste. Surprisingly the alcohol at almost 9%is very subdued in the flavor and the aroma. Body is very full with a creamy consistency. It tastes of sweet and sour notes with chocolate and molasses. Overall a very unique and interesting beer. The flavors and aromas achieved with only malt are remarkable.
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 – 06 Bottle – Very dark, pours almost oily with no head; The nose has loads of soft chocolate, a little bitter chocolate, actually just a lot of different chocolates on a slight malty and hoppy background (it has something unpleasant/unfitting to it as well, warm milk or something that I dont really recognize); Very soft, very oily, powerful body; Long, long soft, bitter, full and oily finish, again with lots of different chocolates, later with a very distinctive burnt character. Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate and a little to little depth.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 10, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Winter ’05-’06 Bottle courtesy of jjpm74. Poured a very dark brown color with a thin light brown head. Sweet chocolate and alcohol aroma. The flavor was roasty, chocolate, coffee with hoppy bitter presents. Full body with a creamy texture. Bitter coffee and cherry aftertaste. Excellent!
Contra (30) - USA - MAR 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong in every sense of the word, Brooklyn’s Black Chocolate Stout is a perfect winter beer. It pours that criminson black typical of a stout. The only downside is the bitterness which overwhelms a bit too much.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd beer tasted at Book_M_Dano’s brew day. 12oz bottle, brewed winter 05-06. Very think looking pour. Black (with brownish hints at the edge)! No head. Sticky, thick aroma, malt candy came to mind. The taste was different. Sticky sweet with burnt and roasted malt with a hint of citrus. Vague chocolate notes that, together with the citrus, reminded me of that chocolate you can get in the shape of an orange and its orange flavored. Very slick mouth feel. Lingering after taste of bitter citrus and chocolate. Good, just not the right blend of flavors for me.
gnoff (9496) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2012 First rating, sampled "fresh"
Initial Rating Date: 3/8/2006 1:26:01 PM - UPDATED 8/20/2011
Bottle from Swedish "Systembolaget".
Very dark brown/black color, pretty much non-see through. Beautiful big lasting creamy brwon head. Sweet scent with roasted coffee and some chocolate. Some alcohol when sniffing deep. Very big body. Roasted and burnt flavors. A little sour and also some initial bitterness. Long burnt aftertaste.
(Bottle 12 Fl Oz)
At Star Bowling, Göteborg
Black color, brown head. Fruity, raissin, metallic, smoke and acidic scent. Acidic smooth chocolate and alcohol with raissins taste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Long roasted coffee aftertaste.
Rerate (Bottled, thanks to ekstedt!) On November 14, 2008. Blind tasting. Black color, light brown head. Sweet, raissin, alcohol scent. Sweet, alcohol, roasted taste. Full to smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Also butterscotch scent. 8/4/7/4/16=3.9
09/10 vintage, bought a good while back from Systembolaget, 355 ml bottle. Sampled on September 16, 2012
Marked 10.0% ABV
BB Oct 2012
Black color, huge brown forthy lasting head, leaves plenty of lace on the glass. Sweet, chocolate, grains, alcohol, some raissins scent. Salty, grainy, roasted, alcohol, sweet, bitter, cocoa taste. Roasted, dry, grainy aftertaste. Rich, smooth, thick mouthfeel. Medium high fairly dry lasting bitterness. Very nice, keeps well. Some warming from the alcohol.
Sampeld the three versions 09-10, 08-09, 07-08 against each other on November 9, 2012.
The 09-10 version felt the best for me, the "roundest" most drinkable, smoothest one. The 08-09 was the worst right now of the three, being rather harsh and focusing a lot on the alcohol. The 07-08 was OK, the middle of these ones at this age. Judging from this experiment I guess I like the ones aged about 3 years well more than older ones.