jnkor (312) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark black hue with a caramel colored, small-bubbled small head. aroma carries molasses notes and clear cocoa. Had to fight to smell the coffee. Taste was sweet but carried no surprises given the aroma. Perhaps a bit too bitter. It does not conceal a high ABV. It does have a nice cocoa finish.
Nightsky (174) - Lutz, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful sweet cocoa aroma. Minimal head. Dark opaque brown. Has a rush of bitter with a slightly sweet chocolatey finish. I love this beer.
jjgmd (1050) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow ! Pours a beautiful deep chocolate with a nice coffee colored head. Nose deep wonderful chocolate, so much so ! Taste is all malt and full of chocolate, with a very slight hint of alcohol. Ends again on a sweet long note. NICE. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1016) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pouts a dark black with a brown head and nice aroma of chocolate. Taste is sweet, of chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee with a warming finish. Very good and drinkable brew, especially for chocolate stout lovers
DrSilverworm (4016) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter on tap at Alive One in Cincinnati. Six dollars. Black color. Good thin light brown head, good lace. Nice smooth crisp lighter carbonation, dry finish. Good bitter sweet taste. Satisfactory chocolate flavor, of darker variety. Satisfyingly chocolate. I’m impressed. A lot of "chocolate" stouts are weak on the chocolate, but this one delivers.
rmussman (1586) - California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled in a bomber in Boulder. Pours with a huge head on it, which was suprising. Overall the flavor is quality and very sweet.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6/23/12. 22oz bottle. Black pour with a nice tan head that cuts but laces in plentiful sheets. Rich chocolate aroma that lands somewhere between milk and dark. Underneath there is touches of coffee mixed with a slight bit of fruitiness. Slightly less sweet flavor than the aroma that shows roasted malts, coffee, and dark chocolate and a touch of chocolate milk. There’s also bits of caramel and lingering dry, roasted coffee. Not bad.
kabsetter (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I found this a bit boozy and blah, and tasted of coffee. In fairness I been drinking some nice RIS’s and this one just fell short comparitivly. not impressed, but was drinkable.
ReggieDunlap (2777) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown/black with a medium mocha head. Aroma has roasty cocoa and just a faint hint of anise. Flavor has lots of dark chocolate but not bitter...more roasty...one dimensional but tasty. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty/chocolatey...almost burnt...with a dry and bitter finale.
burg326 (2750) - Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle that poured an almost black color, with aromas of all chocolate, and some coffee. Flavor is cocoa, chocolate, dark malts, touch of coffee, and a slightly boozy aftertaste.