StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola brown in color with similar bubbles hugging the snifter. Aroma dances with dense fudge, mocha chips, frozen brownie chunks and a touch of maple like molasses. A sentiment of cocoa crusted sandpaper rings in the distance. Flavor yields a prominently abundant chocolate display, with semi-sweet morsels densely diffusing in the mouth. Dark chocolate mocha coolers and a hint of delicatessen tootsie rolls ride the tongue from front to back. The palate smack elicits a deepened, Godiva amaretto esque chocolate liquor flavor. Unique levels of carbonation distract the tongue while an authoritative mocha bitterness comes in for the kill. Burnt hazelnut fudge icing couples with a touch of dusty cocoa talc and chocolate malt custard to take the final bow.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown color with a brown head. Aroma is malty, chocolate, roast, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is malt, chocolate, roast, toast, and a bitter spicy finish.
BCMike22 (80) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into snifter glass. Deep, rich brown, bordering on black. No carbonation apparent at the pour. Chocolate nose. First sip was of malt and dark, almost bakerís chocolate, but yet sweet. Very easy on the palate. Warming after it goes down.
NachlamSie (2540) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a very dark brown with not much of a head. The nose is of toast, nuts, toffee, brownies, and a bit of oats. The flavor has a heavy, semi-dry baking chocolate thing going on that is the first thing I notice but somehow doesnít dominate the palate either. Some coconut flavor comes out along with cashews, musty basement, popcorn, and oatmeal. Okay, this is drinkable, but there is something weird going on.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with a stringy-lacing tan head. Aroma of sweet molten dark chocolate and caramel malts with a touch of roasty coffee. Body starts fairly full and dark caramely sweert with good bittersweet chocolate balance and a drier, lingering roasty finish. A pretty drinkable and mildly complex chocolate stout.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAR 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22-oz bottle a deep, dark brown with a small brown head. Smell with equal of coffee and chocolate. Taste was a nice coffe/chocolate mix, but it had a bitter alcohol finish. I expected this beer to be thicker and have more chocolate flavor as a double chocolate stout, but actually was very smooth going down. But I think I actually prefer the regular chocolate stout by this brewery.
tjthresh (1863) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 ounce bottle from BeerandBlues2. Pours black, but not opaque. Thick creamy beige head. The nose is most chared grains. Maybe some bitter bakers chocolate, its not obvious to me. The flavor is heavy on the char as well. A bit chocolatier. Bitter sweet. Medium body. Maybe on the thin side. Average carbonation. Balanced finish. As this warms, I find the char more and more aggressive. I begins very hard to drink.
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Liquor Outlet. Black in color with a small light brown head. Aroma: alot of roast/coffee, chocolate, light hints of chalk. Taste is bitter with roast/coffee, chocolate, and light caramel sweetness- hints of tart fruit and the roast becomes a bit astringent in the finish. Some hints of smoke as well. Body just a bit thin.
bitbucket (2144) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours translucent blackish brown with a tan ring of foam. Medium body. Chocolate taste, leading up to an espresso and smoke finish.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black as all hell with a thin tan head. Beautiful and oily looking. Big dark chocolate nose with a hint of espresso. Tastes as sweet as it smells with a hint of chocolate syrup and a tangy finish that Iím not wild about. Still a tasty delight.