ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is about a finger high, with a khaki shade. It’s somewhat soft and creamy, but not impressively so. Retention isn’t fantastic, either. A decent ring of lacing is left behind, which seems to fade away with time.
S: Well, there is some chocolate...just not a lot of it. I pick up a mild note of floral hops, too. There’s also some roasted malt, and even more in the way of nuts and caramel. Closer to a brown ale than a stout (much less a porter), but really not bad at all. I kind of expected worse.
T: Just like the nose suggested - it feels like I’m drinking a brown ale. A mild wave of brown sugar and chocolate opens it up, transforming into a gently roasted dryness on the finish. Touches of floral hops appear at times. Since they didn’t add actual chocolate (just chocolate malt), I can forgive the mildness of the chocolate flavor. There just isn’t anything here to ’wow’ me, though.
M: I like how dry and crisp it is. It just isn’t very substantial feeling. I believe a great stout should dry AND luxurious feeling; frankly, this is a bit watery. Come to think about it, it’s not even that dry, either - I’m feeling some residual sugar on the palate. Only when the semi-zesty carbonation fades does this really make it feel any richer.
O: Rather bland and unassuming. I knew this wouldn’t be Choklat, but did it have to be this boring to drink? It’s an okay gateway craft beer, though.
EDIT: It’s becoming more watery as I drink it. Time to drop the scores some.
chinchill (3354) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Stout pub in Atlanta where it is listed as "House Chocolate Stout".
Only had a thin head from the tap and this didn’t last long. An appealing aroma filled with chocolate and dark bread.
The flavor had more toffee than usual and less really dark roasted grain. It does have plenty of dark roasted malt flavor but minimal char and smoke and is lightly sweet until the mildly bitter aftertaste.
As per appearance, light carbonation with a body that’s a touch too thin.
O: pleasant and recommended stout.
N3lson1 (633) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a twelve ounce bottle purchased from Bottle King. Aroma is smokey milk chocolate. Little to non carbonation with a silky feel on the tounge. Chocolately taste with a bit of a hop finish.
AndySnow (5561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where: The Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Dark brown colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Sausage, smoked malt, caramel, some chocolate.
Body: Light body, medium carbonation.
Flavour: Sausage, chocolate, tar, smoked malt.
anders37 (20464) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and caramel flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate finish.
mtdewa1 (441) - rome, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Aroma is milk, chocolate, vanilla and some malts. Taste is watery chocolate and some vanilla. A bit thin but good flavor. Mild carbonation. OK at best.
Cunningham (6056) - Halden, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color with a fine beige head. Ok lacing. Mild roasted and vanilla aroma. Medium light) body. Tad sweet and a mild bitterness. Oily texture and a bit soft carbonation. Mild coffee, some chocolate, mild vanilla and some roasted notes. A bit thin, otherwise ok.
[Bottle at 3 Små Rum in Gothenburg, Sweden]
EcnarM (112) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a grata chocolate stout, but not the worst either. Just doesn't sit in the way I wanted it to on the palate.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rlgk (15333) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Tre Små Rum, Göteborg. Thanks to Cunningham! Black beer with a small beige head. Roasted vanilla aroma, caramel, figs and raisins, some cocoa. Roasted fig and cocoa aroma, licorice, vinous, soot notes. Kinda thin bodied.
katrinaez (781) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had on nitro tap. Light with some tasting of cHocolate. Heavy head but dissipated quickly. No bitter taste. Very creamy