boxofrane (1872) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at railroad. Pours pitch black with minimal head. The aroma has a ton of flaked milk chocolate. The taste has a big roasty note with a light bitter chocolate.
ReggieDunlap (2924) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head...good lacing and retention. Aroma has lots of dark chocolate...on the sweeter side...some firm roastiness. Flavor follows suit...nice dark chocolate, good roastiness, and a hint of dark fruit...very faint tobacco. mouthfeel is m edium/full and creamy with a dark chocolate/roasty/dark fruit finish that lingers to roasty bitterness.
Sperine (283) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at The Beer Store in Southampton, PA. Not as blown away by this as I was with their Rye IPA, but this is still a fairly enjoyable chocolate stout.
callmemickey (2253) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown-black body, moderate sized khaki head, creamy lacing. Nose is chocolate with light caramel and brown sugar. Flavor is mostly a soft bittersweet chocolate with light contributions of caramel and roast. Medium bodied, creamy, soft carbonation. Dock Street’s take on Young Double Chocolate. A nice rendition.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Iron Hill Belgium Comes to West Chester. Dark body. Fairly heavy chocolate with a bit of roast. Mildly acrid.
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour thin off white beige head, thin and watery mouthfeel ..... Taste is of cocoa/bitter dark chocolate, smoke, little chalky and roasted malts leading to a bitter hop that lingering into a dry bitter finish .... aroma is of cocoa, roasted malts and light smoke .... thin but the abv is hidden well .... like a smoked porter more than a stout
jeff789 (1404) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black, opaque, even at the edges, just a glimmer of light comes through at the edges... No head, poured to the rim, but little retention, or livelyness when i swirled later on.. Loads of caramel in the aroma, has a distinct sweetness over a slightly roast very mildly chocolaty aroma... kinda lively mouthfeel, some lightly bitter chocolate flavors, very light alcohol, some subtle dark fruits, slightly milky... Lots of chocolate in the flavor...
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, slight vanilla, and cream. Poured pitch black in color with a small to medium-sized, creamy, dense, rocky, tan/brown head that lasted throughout. Opaque. Excellent lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and light to medium bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, hops, and light pine. Medium body. Thin, slick, creamy texture. Soft to average carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, and slight cream finish. 8%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
vtafro (2450) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Firkin pour. Roasty chocolate aroma. Mouthfeel leaves some texture to be desired. Little bit bitter, some light roasted flavor notes.
DocLock (7481) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft from firkin at Craft’s Dock Street event. Pours so black I can’t tell if it is turbid or not, with a 1-finger tan head that stays around for awhile. Well hidden alcohol, with predominantly dark patent malt and dark chocolate notes in the flavor. Fairly dense palate, with good complexity, and taste notes of late hops, fig, and minor rauchy hints matched by a gargantuan malt load. Delicious, and I feel like a real beer hunter every time I find a beer like this.