Darkmagus82 (1729) - - AUG 22, 2014
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-12-13-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a dark brown color with a huge and thick tan colored head. The thick and creamy head has a wonderful level of retention, very slowly fading to give a wonderful level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is rather light overall, but consists mostly of darker smells. There are aromas of cocoa and a roasted malt. There are some lightly sweet aromas of vanilla and caramel mixed with the darker and roasted aromas as well.
Taste – The taste starts out with a roasted malt and lighter cocoa flavor. As the taste advances a light caramel sweetness comes to the tongue. Quickly after this more bitter flavors begin entering the taste. A earthy and citrus hop bitterness comes to the tongue along with more bitter cocoa. Some flavors of coffee and almost dirt flavor come to the tongue at the end. The roasted flavors and sweet up front don’t meld to well with the more bitter flavors that come to the tongue at the end and leave a slightly off bitter roasted flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the lighter side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that was rather average. The body was a bit thin for the roasted flavors with the carbonation level being a little too high for the darker brew, taking away from the roasted flavors(although it may have helped diminish some of the more bitter flavors).
Overall – It has a good look and a decent smell, but its mouthfeel and taste were both a bit off. Not really one I would recommend.
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a wispy film. The nose very chocolaty and rich with lots of sweet milk chocolate. Smells like a candy bar in a glass. The flavor is a bit thin in the malt department, but the chocolate is really nice. It’s not super sticky and sweet, but like liquid chocolate. Finishes with some long lingering chocolate and a bit of caramel. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent beer, I like the heavy chocolate flavor while not being sickeningly sweet.
jflopsu (580) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark black. Has a faint coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is strong with coffee and hints of chocolate, light malt, and grains. A light malt aftertaste.
Ed5388 (2148) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a thin black color with a small foamy light tan head. Aroma of faint roasted malt, and some chocolate. Not getting much else. Taste of pronounced artificial chocolate, dark roasted malt, a hint of vanilla, and an aftertaste of sour bitter coffee. One of the better beers I've had from this brewery, but still average at best.
Bricks (606) - Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance of typical stout. Smells slightly of lactose and malt. Taste is good.
samsmith33 (391) - - DEC 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is light chocolate and coffee. Dark Black color, thin white head. Thin beer. Taste is Alka Seltzerr; not very flavorful for a Stout. Missing sweetness, boldness, bitterness that you would expect Thin feel. Disappointed.
BazookaJoe (247) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a slight aroma of smoke and roasted malt. Very creamy flavor that tastes like chocolate milk.
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Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Decent chocolate stout but nothing all that special.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass with a large, tan head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had heavy roasted malt and dark chocolate; moderate coffee; and hints of licorice. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter. There was chocolate, roasted malt, hints of licorice and light coffee. The medium body was creamy with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.
b3shine (5576) - Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks solid; a murky dark brown with AMPLE light beige head and very lively carbonation. Smells fairly sweet and malty with a little tartness. Tastes like it smells with some metallic notes and a below average mouthfeel for the style. Infected? Let’s hope so.
r464 (1938) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark with a medium sized tan head. Roasted malt and cocoa, lightly sweet, not bad but not particularly a standout stout.