bpreo (1329) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2010
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Only the 3rd, or 4th, or maybe 5th Chocolate Stout. I tend to love them extensively. We’ll see about this one...
Does not smell like chocolate. Does not taste like chocolate. Tastes like a champion Stout though. I am born again!
juliejalapeno (16) - USA - SEP 4, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
yummy. smeels and tastes like cocoe and coffee, without being overly bitter. great beer
Cybercat (2785) - Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark, opaque chocolate brown with a fairly thick and somewhat persistent cinnamon tan head. Aroma is rich, smoky, oily and chocolaty with hints of molasses and coffee. Flavor is smoky and chocolaty, slightly sweet, touched with fine roast coffee and molasses. Thick texture is smooth and fizzy, quite lively.
nathan30533 (459) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Chocolate hints. Wonderful smoothness and the draft made it even better. Loved this one. Good finishing beer for the eve.
bug102 (4) - - DEC 29, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reviewed from 6 pack purchased at grocery. A good snort from the snifter doesn’t really return a premium chocolate smell - it’s present but not overwhelming. A pleasant roasty aroma blends very nicely with it. Not much to say about the color - just like my ex-wife’s heart - light does not pass through it. A tan head appears when poured but is not a great feature since I tend to nurse this type of beer. The taste of this beer is its treasure. Well balanced, the perfect amount of dryness so that its sweetness doesn’t cling. Its roasty with just the right amount of chocolate notes that satisfies but doesn’t cause a insulin reaction. Very smooth, creamy, with a soft carbonation. The finish is very satisfying, with a lingering mellowness that helps relax those tire muscles and drown the echoes of the day.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from pdee Thanks!
Sampled in a Tommyknocker Maple Nut Brown pint glass, rating #1100
Pours a thick brown/black with an olive head that is nice and thick with clinging lace. Aroma of not-so-subtle roasted malt, chocolate, and a whiff of campfire smoke. Flavor is a smooth chocolate bar left over a fire of roasted nuts. Creamy texture, fat flavor, and a silkiness that seduces the tongue. Finish leaves the drinker with bits of chocolate and roasted malt. Very well-done beer. I would LOVE more of this.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2007 Nice dark body, with a brown head. Had a good chocolate taste to it, more than most chocolates, and went down easy. Had at the Old Chicago restaurant at Barry’s wedding.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
sample from bottle on 11/16/11. black pour with a thin tan head. roast / coffee / choc nose with roast throughout. medium to light body with chocolate and roasted malts. dry chocolate finish - sweet.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at brewpub. I’m definitely a stout man, and this is tasty. Dark black...big chocolate taste with roasted malts and nice hops. Very creamy and drinkable for a big stout. Worth trying for sure.
greatbratzkie (7) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Instant aroma of coffee and chocolate with a great taste of the same to follow. Very tasty Chocolate Stout and not too heavy.