tennisjoel (1185) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the most rated beers that Iíve never had access to. Picked up a bottle while on vacation. Pour is dark brown almost black with a small khaki head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, and vanilla. Dessert type brew, filling. Itís quite delicious. That said, it would be hard to put down more than one of these in a sitting. Good that it is 12 oz versus bomber sized. Solid beer!
egg (113) - USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012-2013 bottle on 2/28/15. Pours jet black with a lasting tan head. Consistent lacing that leaves a spotted pattern on the glass. Nose is dark fruit, bitter chocolate, some alcohol. Taste is dark fruit, chocolate, rum or whiskey, vanilla, alcohol. Super yummy.
demannu (27) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Age for just over 1 yr. Strong presence of chocolate in the nose. Slightly oily mouth feel with a solid overall palate. Taste has lots of chocolate and an additional sweetness that reminds me of mild fruit but mostly chocolate. Really solid and big chocolate stout.
jcnielsen (2362) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with khaki head. Licorice, char, burnt, malty, chocolate aromas. Chocolate, roasty, somewhat boozy flavors. A big beer, enjoyable.
malkyore (244) - - FEB 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good! Very balanced... Itís almost fruity, itís really sweet with some chocolate... Iím sorry me of the future, reading this review... I donít have any funny quips to say about this... Itís so good itís almost boring...
branko (23) - Zagreb, CROATIA - FEB 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml Bottle in Zagreb.
Chocolate, coffee and roasted malts aroma.
Deep dark color with thin head.
Taste of dark chocolate with medium alcohol finish at the end.
Obfuscate (168) - Minneapolis, - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a excellent 10% stout to go with chocolate. Almost a sweet stout in taste but twice the alcohol. Bite of chocolate, sip of beer, repeat. Yum!
Mr_Pink_152 (1325) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from beer gonzo, Coventry. Deep black colour with no real head. Aroma has chocolate roasted malts. Taste sweet. Maybe too sweet. Ok, but not wow.
domienS (167) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black beer with a medium, fine beige head.
Smells chocolate, raisin, some vanilla, roasted malts, coffee.
Tastes malty bitter.
Palate: alcoholic, full mouthed, low carbonation.
BlindGuardianco (8) - - FEB 12, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nice foam, medium bitter, nice body and palate, strong alcohol taste , goto to be paired with actual chocolate
BreWedge (353) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours a virtual opaque black, small thick mocha head, and an oily look. Aromas of dark chocolate, black liquorice, and alcohol. Black liquorice was dominant, some caramel sweetness and warming alcohol throughout. Oily texture, low carbonation, and a long alcohol finish. Not a very subtle or complex beverage and this was with some aging. Iím going against the beer geek grain on this one.