Finn (3089) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0,5l bought at Kilpishalli, Kilpisjärvi, Finland. Completely black with a large, creamy light brown head. Aroma of chocolate. A bit light bodied but the fingerprints of a stout are there - in a diluted version: Hints of coffee, chocolate and liquorice. Quite good for its (lack of) strength.
Enjoyit (2994) - Vadum, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, kiqurice and notes of chocolate. A flavor of roasted malt, coffee, notes of chocolate.
BlackHaddock (2887) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
April 2007: Brown 500ml bottle, purple label, can’t find a best before date on the bottle.
Poured into a Frankenheim Alt glass twice.
If there is a darker beer out there, I haven’t seen it, dense and black, with a small bubbled rich light brown foaming head.
Very strong burnt malt aroma, dark chocolate and treacle smells add to the malt, which gives the beer an over cooked chocolate cake aroma.
This beer is what it claims it is, a smooth and creamy Chocolate Stout.
This is what lets the beer down a little, it is watery for such a heavy looking and smelling stout.
I enjoyed this beer, a pity about the mouthfeel, but drank with some Belgian chocolates made with beer (as bought at the Zythos fest), which I did with the second bottle, it stood up very well.
tiong (2776) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 25, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
500ml bottle @ vPBF
Pours dark brown, almost black.
Aroma of roasty malts, some berries, hints of vanilla.
Smooth and roasty taste with notes of vanilla, chocolate and hints of coffee and berries.
Finish is smoothy and slightly roasty. Decent, quite easy to drink.
Hermod (2563) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
50cl bottle, local store. very dark color, beige head. chocolate aroma, quite sweet and smooth.
Ethereal (2399) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chris_O’s 19th April 2008 tasting. Dark with a line of tan head. Balanced chocolate & malt aroma, complemented by an equally subtle flavour. A bit thin but a nice change from full-on choccy stouts.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (in NZ), pours black with a large pillowy brown head. Roasted malt on the nose, with plenty of chocolate and slightly buttery. Lots of chocolate in the malty palate as well, a smooth texture with some smokiness in the finish. I would happily drink a few of these.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty smoked and light dry lactic notes. And something that smells like a clean plastic milk carton. Black with a wispy tan bubbly. Dry with dark malt, chocolate and tobacco in the flavor.
Kavu (1813) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 20, 2008
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours very dark red with a brown foamy head. Aroma is quite typical roasted malts with perhaps a hint of the promised chocolate. The flavor is too bitter and acidic for my liking and there isnt enough chocolate. Decent.
BeerCast_Rich (1809) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 10, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[Daleside Brewery, Harrogate] Pours dark brown with a yellowish head. Nose has some faint chocolate and a bitterness. On the taste - chocolate malt hints only, not as chocolatey as others I’ve had in the past. Quite light in alcohol so taste is pretty thin, some coffee in the aftertaste, which finishes quite smooth. I don’t think the three malts are that well balanced – and it’s just not that chocolatey