Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nicely done. I do not know what the ABV is, not that it tastes strong, but it has some underlying flavors that are reminiscent of an Imperial stout. A little bit of a sweet, vinious character with a silky smooth body seperate it from the pack of American stouts.
Cunningham (4632) - 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 (96) - 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 (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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 (67) - 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
samsmith33 (389) - - OCT 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: coffee,chocolate, brown sugar, toasted malt.
Appearance: dark black, creamy off white head.
Taste. Malty. Coffee. Ash. Acid late.
Feel. Thin, porter like. Medium carbonation .
My kind of beer, but far from the best of that kind.
Sledutah (4921) - Utah, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Churchills in Denver
Black with a small beige head and some lacing. Mild aroma of dark malts. Taste of dark malts and chocolate
crossovert (7565) - Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. I am a fan of their imperial chocolate stout, this oen is noticeably smokier in the smell and much dryer in body. It is a classic american stout,on the smokier stout, it isn’t super chocolatey like its imperial counterpart. It is overall a bit weak though.
Darkmagus82 (1728) - - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-8-13-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – Pours a nearly pitch black color with a one finger tan colored head. The head fades relativity fast leaving a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is of a heavy roasted malt smell mixed with a sweet chocolate/cocoa aroma as well as some sweeter notes of vanilla and some caramel.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt flavor with some lighter dark chocolate flavors. The flavor is lightly sweet upfront with it growing even slightly sweeter as the flavor advances toward the middle of the taste. The sweeter flavors are mainly of a chocolate and light vanilla flavor but have hints of an almost lighter fruit like sweetness and a bit of caramel mixed within. Toward the end a bit of bitterness comes to the tongue in the form of a more earthy and herbal hop flavor leaving a rather roasted, moderately dry and chocolaty flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the medium side with a nice smoothness and a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are rather nice for the darker flavors of the brew and make for a fairly nice fuller feel overall.
Overall – A rather nice stout with a good chocolate and roasted malt flavor which still maintains a rather easy drinking character.
60minuteman (788) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown and beige-y head. I think it’s cloudy. Chocolate complexion, I think it is bitter from that or maybe it’s from the hops? They are in here. Good roast complexion. Other notes: malt, ginger, light citrus, oak. A decent stout.
JHeath99 (1009) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by supperhopped. Pours a dark brown with beige head. Aroma and taste of chocolate and roasted malts.