Beerandhockey8 (300) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 12oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a nice dark brown, almost black with a dark brown head. Nose is heavy coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste is medium bodied, mostly bitter with hints of sweetness as well. Finishes sharply with a lingering taste. Not a bad beer, just a little on the flat side.
Padron4KM (764) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown, thin tan head, no retention, no lace.
Roasted malt aroma, mild coffee.
Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, iced coffee.
Thin body for a stout, more like a porter.
Panzuriel (1627) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Ethyl & Tank in Columbus Ohio. Fort Collins chocolate stout is a dark brown black beer with a thin head of tan bubbles. nose is rich dark chocolate with a nice black coffee hint. Taste is more roasty coffee, dark chocolate goodness resolving into very nice bitter chocolate finish.
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. Itís somewhat soft and creamy, but not impressively so. Retention isnít 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. Thereís 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 Iím 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 didnít add actual chocolate (just chocolate malt), I can forgive the mildness of the chocolate flavor. There just isnít anything here to íwowí me, though.
M: I like how dry and crisp it is. It just isnít very substantial feeling. I believe a great stout should dry AND luxurious feeling; frankly, this is a bit watery. Come to think about it, itís not even that dry, either - Iím 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 wouldnít be Choklat, but did it have to be this boring to drink? Itís an okay gateway craft beer, though.
EDIT: Itís becoming more watery as I drink it. Time to drop the scores some.
chinchill (3593) - 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 didnít 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 thatís a touch too thin.
O: pleasant and recommended stout.
N3lson1 (712) - 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 (5982) - 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 (20914) - MalmŲ, 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 (6263) - 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 SmŚ Rum in Gothenburg, Sweden]