Cakes (411) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle direct from the brewery.
Yes, I agree that color is a “ pitch black’ with low brown head. This is a “dark chocolate” stout with no apologies.
They did not pull any punches with this – they committed and went the whole way.
A nice lacing and the head dissipates quickly.
I smell the roasted malts, black coffee and chocolate here, the flavor being of burned malts, espresso chocolate and licorice
Tenval (41) - FRANCE - JUN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I definitely felt the chocolate in here ! Quite the amazing stout. Dark and black as it is supposed to be. Tasty as hell. Strong as required. Chocolate and coffee aromas and flavours. Very malty ! I don’t mind the lack of foam but the lack of yeast deposits was a very negative point to me ! I can’t imagine a top class beer without yeast at the bottom.
TheKernOwl (142) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nose has chocolate muffins, a slight spice (aniseed? Liquorice?), some toffee-ish dried dates, and faint ground filter coffee – and, promisingly, alcoholic richness. Also a little of Cadbury’s ‘fruit and nut’ chocolate bar about it, and a very small smoky whisky note. Taste has got a lot of sweet malt, and finish is a sweet choc milkshake affair, with boozy burn behind it. Puts me in mind of somewhere between Harviestoun’s “Old Engine Oil”, and Harviestoun’s “Ola Dubh” beers; maybe if I’d cellared for more than six months it might be closer to the latter than the former. I liked it quite a bit..
rusos (517) - Stupava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 4, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Black colour with beige head. Rich aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, dark fruits, toffee. Alcohol. Complex taste, roasted, malt and caramel sweetness. Nuts, chocolate, toffee. Alcohol. Very complex and very good beer.
babilon25 (8) - - MAY 31, 2016 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Una stout genial. Cos gust a xocolata una cervesa que m’ha sorprès gratament repetire
crazy_cat_lady (343) - - MAY 29, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from the LCBO that has been cellared for more than 3 years apparently :). Lovely dark chocolate aroma, hints of coffee and a touch of anise. Smells very rich. Dark chocolate flavour with some good smooth espresso and a hint of leather and anise. Lovely smoothness to this.
moderrnlifeiswar (21) - Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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BazScott (62) - - MAY 21, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wasn’t sure I liked it after the first taste. But the more you drink, the more the dark chocolate flavour comes through. This is one of the better chocolate stouts. 10% Vol.
Lore (1986) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 16, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
almost black colour, medium sized, dense brown head; aroma of chocolate, some dried plum and sour cherry, herbal notes, hints of vanilla and liqueur; taste is the same; great!
Ttheilen (528) - USA - MAY 8, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
Beerhunter111 (15272) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl.oz. bottle from trade with Tderoeck, many thanks! BB Sep 2014. Pours very dark brown/black with a huge good lasting brownish head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, wood, coffee, liquorice. Taste of intense dark roasted malt, coffee, red fruits, wood, liquorice, some alcohol.