TheShepherds (54) - chapel hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
We’ve had better stouts, but this one’s not bad at all. Probably wouldn’t buy this but certainly would accept it from a friend...or an enemy.
bronskrat (1) - - APR 2, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the best stout I’ve had in a long time. I actually crave it. I don’t find it bitter at all, very good chocolate flavor.
On draft @ Brew Masters Pub in downtown Raleigh.
jcnielsen (2104) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Olde Hickory. Pours a black color with off white head. Very chocolatey flavor with some roasty, malty sweetness. Alright.
Leighton (10969) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Olde Hickory taproom. Pours clear, red-brown with a creamy beige head. Ripened dark fruits in the aroma, toasted brown bread and hints of chocolate. Medium sweet flavor with artificial chocolate, berries, sugar, light coffee. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Lingering fake chocolate character, sugar syrup, caramel. A bit saccharin and insincere.
adnielsen (9081) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ Olde Hickory. Pours a hazy dark reddish appearance with a tan head. Some dark fruits in the nose. Caramel and brown sugar and chocolate also. Moderately to highly sweet. Tons of cocoa. A touch of earth and vanilla. Maybe a little too sweet but not horrible.
dwktr (1) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Being a fan of chocolate stouts I was excited to try this one, but ended up really disappointed. The aroma was decent, but the taste is heavy of cocoa to a fault, making it just overly bitter, rather than chocolate.
TimsRatings (419) - - SEP 5, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Raleigh Times.
Poured a dark brown, almost black. Faint aromas of cocoa and coffee. Taste is anything but faint (and not in a good way). Tastes of a decent stout that has simply had cocoa powder mixed in.
Kind of disappointing as I am a big fan of choc stouts. Might be a bit better aged a year or two.
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emacgee (4024) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black pour with one finger of dark tan head. Lots of chocolate in the aroma. Very very very Yoo Hoo ish. Graham cracker and light caramel notes show as well. Very very singular and chocolatey to a fault. Medium full body with a very light carbonation.
maxwelldeux (3665) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Hot damn this is awesome... Pours a near-black color with a thick tan head on it. Nose is very roasty and inviting. Taste is actually slightly sweet, which surprised me after the nose. I got some decent cocoa notes as well as the roasting coming through in the taste as well. Very smooth. I like this one.