dogfish120love (944) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. The aroma is chocolate forward. The flavor is rather sweet. Nothing overly special
Steve_0 (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at GABF. Pour is deep brown/black with a small brown head and good lacing. Light maple, roastiness, tar, dark fruits, a hint of cocoa, and coffee aroma. Taste is big roast, coffee, anise, a hint of wood, coconut, and a touch of bourbon with a touch alcoholic burn on the backend. Slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Pretty good stuff.
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a finger tan head.
Smell is roasty, bit ashy, some coco and coffee.
Taste much the same, ashy finish and a bit of dark fruit.
Smooth and full bodied.
Good, but would rather get Yeti or Old Rasputin for the price.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle served in a Deschute snifter. Thanks to rnorgart for the bottle. Bottled February 2013.
A: Pours a dark black color with a dark tan head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin cap that leaves some stick lace down the glass.
S: Smokey with a slight char. Heavily roasted malts with some unsweetened chocolate.
T: Heavily roasted malts with some bitter bakers chocolate. Dark chocolate with some smokiness as well.
M: Medium to heavy bodied with a medium carbonation level. Roasty finish.
O: This was a nice RIS with a light dash of smoke underneath. Would enjoy again, but not in the upper echelon of RIS’s.
Serving type: bottle
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap during the BA Sexual Chocolate release. Surprisingly thin body with mild roast and chocolate notes. Sweet of butterscotch and dark chocolate. A fine stout but can’t touch the BA version.
shrubber85 (7594) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chocolate toffee malt, raisin, and alcohol aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet chocolate malt and raisin flavor. Strong alcohol finish. Decent.
rxeight (1310) - Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2009 bottle - thanks trevor! Smells like chocolate. Taste starts like milk chocolate yet ends with some traditional european stoutness. Not sure if because of age or thats how it is. The chocolate up front is fantastic, just not digging the finish. Really good stuff, but im thinking might be better fresh.
Martinus (2808) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colour, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, some iron, coffee and dried fruits. Bitter flavour, roasted malts, coffee and a slight sour note. Bitter finish, coffee and chocolate.
(From 66cL bottle @ RBBSG II, Gent 2013. Thanks for sharing, Rene!)
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on 4-25-2009 (Bottle) When poured, this beer has a small tan head with good retention, opaque black body, and spotty amounts of lacing. The Aroma is malty, sweet, dark fruits, coffee, hint of toffee, and a lot of chocolate. The Taste is sweet, malty, coffee, dark fruits, roasty, some alcohol, and chocolate. The Palate is smooth as silk and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is oh so quaffable, has an upfront chocolate presence in the Aroma and Taste, is worth trying and a beer I would drink again.
tderoeck (4671) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/VIII/13 - 1Pt. 6 Fl. Oz. bottle @ RBBSG II, my place - BB: n/a (2013-750) Thanks to Benzai for sharing the bottle!
Clear dark brown beer, fizzy small beige head, falls down to a thing layer of small bubbles. Aroma: caramel, mocha, coffee, bit sugary, dried fruits, hint of chocolate. MF: ok carbon, meium to full body. Taste: sweet start, caramel, mocha, bitter chocolate, mocha, coffee, little sour, some alcohol. Aftertaste: chocolate, lots of coffee, bitter hops, grains, caramel, more coffee. Nice, but was expecting it to be more chocolaty, and less stout like.