Cakes (383) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. Bottle.
Pours nearly black with a thin tan head. I picked up a lot more coffee than chocolate in this beer. Lots of roast malt, a bit of nuttiness, some vanilla, Low bitterness. Body was a bit thin for a stout. Not overdone, which is nice.
demannu (27) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Find this to be very lackluster and uninspiring. Very bland chocolate flavor and rather thin for my liking. Nothing was really appealing about this for me.
Derek881 (1026) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a regular bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a slightly thick, watery dark brown-black color with a good-sized creamy tan head with shorter retention but good cling and lacing. Its roasty aroma featured a blend of earthy tones with malt, including caramel, toffee, and chocolate. The taste was sweet with notes of chocolate, caramel, a bit of coffee and some lighter earthy, grainy bitterness at the finis. The beer had a pretty wet and watery mouthfeel with low carbonation and was a touch and creamy.
voyageurmike (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into shaker from bottle. Dark opaque brown with fair-sized tan head and some chocolate aroma. Not so much chocolate to the flavor, mainly just malt. Mildly bitter finish but not long - it’s too watery a beer to leave much of an aftertaste.
PartyFowle (138) - - FEB 10, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate-hued and thick in appearance, with a dense and sticky sandy tan head. Aroma is nice -- Cocoa powder, milk, splashes of coffee and sourdough. The flavor is mild, for a chocolate stout. Soft cocoa in the front is followed by the soft bite of roasted malt. Very clean, balanced finish. Almost a little too insubstantial -- I’d like more lingering chocolate. Poundable, though.
Drjohnrock (518) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Twelve ounce bottle from Fort Collins variety pack purchased at The Party Source. Opaque brown color, nice firm roasted malt/chocolate nose, good flavor like the aroma plus coffee-like notes. Only negative note is a slight medicinal/chemical taste without which this rating would be higher. Still well worth trying.
AdamT (211) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle from Brewmaster’s in Wilson. Black hue, zero visibility with mostly lasting medium khaki head. Excellent lacing. Roasted coffee, light chocolate malt and citrus hop aromas. Dark malt heavy up front with a light chocolate malt and coffee bean finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
Christpuncher (1563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a flavorful stout. Very watery in texture and flavor. Strong roasted grain flavor. Slightly bitter. Smells roasted to the nose
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Beerandhockey8 (235) - 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 (600) - 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 (1378) - 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.