Gorbalev (2893) - Ontario, - DEC 8, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, LCBO - a pretty darn cool looking one too - I have no problem with the price given the unique collaboration and the collectable nature of the product. And I have always been a fan of the band, so this is one I have been looking forward to. Black pour, chocolatey head, looks great. Incredibly strong aroma as soon as you crack the bottle - in the glass it is just gushing with lots and lots of cocoa - smells like the best dark chocolate you have ever had. Taste is super rich as well - first the roast hits you followed by the cocoa and then the alcohol slowly warms your ears - this is a huge beer. I could see how some age would do wonders to this, as it is incredibly bold right now and could use the edges smoothed out a bit. But I love me a dessert beer and this is a classic one. This made for the perfect celebratory treat for my wife and I to split as we just sold our house today :). Cheers Monkeys and BNL.
patricks110 (1582) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
An interesting brew overall but the sweetness kills it for me. Pours a pure black with a thin beige head. The nose is of chocolate milk, dark and milk chocolate with a mild lactose note. Heavy chocolate with a moderate roasted malt character. Tons of milk chocolate and lactose notes. The mouthfeel is a bit watery for the style and the finish lacks the bitter roast of a great imperial stout.
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle poured into a mini-snifter. Pours a thick black with a beige head of foam. Aroma is just like chocolate syrup. Taste is all milk chocolate. Thick, nearly gritty mouthfeel. Low carbonation.
ljthiessen (164) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rating this one from memory, but it’s a memory I like to relive. Last time I cracked one it was a year old. Amazingly chocolatey aroma, fills the room. Smells like brownies and vanilla. Big, full chocolate flavour, sweet with just the right amount of bitterness and booziness. One of my favourites, and I look forward to the day I open my last bottle.
Strangebrewer (794) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. Poured solid black with a large brown milky head. The aroma is amazing, sweet chocolate fudge with vanilla. Full body with a rich and creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish, slightly astringent. Flavour is sweet and roasty with notes of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, oh and CHOCOLATE. Has a slight grainy quality but I can get over that.
mnurda (1085) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled sample from MLCC. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Large chocolate flavour with great amount of hops. Loved this one
asheft (2443) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Potent milk chocolate with some roasted barley vanilla. Clear ruddy highlights around opaque black under a bubbly, light brown ring. Very sweet red fruit and chocolate with an assertive bitterness that drops off to leave a sweet finish. Full body, low carbonation, sweet finish.
probstblueribbon (2744) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from LCBO served cool, shared. Deep brown-black with a thin mocha head. Slightly nutty, huge chocolate, dark, rich cocoa, sweet, deep, big, wow. Medium body, fine, full effervescence. More huge, very dark chocolate, raw cocoa, almost coffee, quite sweet, a little boozy, very big and rich; sweet with big bitterness to balance and a very long, inky, chocolate finish. Great in small quantities.
Howlader (422) - - DEC 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle split with friends. Aged one year. So filled with a chocolate smell and taste. Awesome stout.
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Enegaard (52) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really enjoyed this beer! By far the most chocolaty beer I’ve tried, almost more than chocolate itself! Like drinking carbonated chocolate fudge with alcohol, you can actually slide a finger inside the empty glass and it’ll be black and sticky! Wonderful, in my top 3 over Canadian beers for sure!
jmagnus87 (2220) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sampled at RBSG. From notes. Loads of bitter dark chocolate dominate this brew. Awesome.