Fullpintofbeer (2) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2016 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Aroma: dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, very intensive. Black coloured, oily, large creamy dark head. Good lacing. Very nice long taste. Chocolate, tiny bit of alcohol, but well balanced, full bodied. Good.
arnold931 (1111) - Iowa, USA - FEB 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours black with some off white head. Nose and taste is chocolate and bourbon. Great.
Axile (60) - SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. Svart färg med ljusbrunt skum. Doftar choklad, kaffe, mineral och vanilj. Lite rökig smak med toner av choklad, kaffe, pecannöt och lakrits.
Holtguy (145) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma of cocoa and slight smoke. Flavor is sweet milk chocolate that turns into bitter dark chocolate. Roasted malt in there, blends nicely. High alcohol not noticeable. My phone says it’s 9 degrees F outside, perfect for this beer. Very enjoyable. Extra points for $8.99 price.
Pedro_Pinho (46) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 10, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black liquid with thin brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Taste roasted malt and black chocolate. Nice and creamy. Something is missing though... Good overall brew!
UXO (1135) - CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: opaque black with only the merest hint of relief around the margins, one finger of medium dense light beige head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: chocolate, coffee and dark roast malt notes, liquorice, light metallic. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium-full slightly slick body, moderate carbonation, bitter and mildly warming finish. (4/5)
Black? Check. Chocolate? Check. Stout? Check. Well, that’s that, then, isn’t it? Oh, you wanted more? OK, well, it starts off with heavy chocolate and not much else, but eventually that settles down and some dark roasty notes come through. Unfortunately, so does a light metallic tinge, particularly on the tongue. It’s not terrible, by any means, but I’ve definitely had better chocolate stouts. On the up side, the double-digit ABV is barely noticeable and really only presents as a mild warming. (14/20)
23Skidoo (60) - SWEDEN - FEB 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, huge beige head that stays for quite a while. Classic RIS notes of strong bitter coffee and dark chocolate; smoke, some charcuterie. More coffee than chocolate if you ask me. Full body. Quite bitter. Very well executed, amazing value for money.
jtc16 (4) - Clovis, California, USA - FEB 8, 2016 does not count
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Very disappointing offering. I hope this was just a bad bottle but had a distinct ash tray note to it.
tsd08460 (514) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Aroma: roasty, coffee, chocolate,
Appearance: black with a brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, chocolate, licorice
Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Lonick (1121) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @home. Pours black with a tan head great lacing. Nose is chocolate , licorice and ever-so-slightly coffee. Taste is very much the same, it has nice sweet start but then goes into a lingering bitter finish. A really nice beer, top-notch.