drowland (6063) - 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 (103) - 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 (3084) - 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 (3704) - 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.
HighlanderOne (1010) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from big bottle.
Aroma of coffee, caramel, roast malt and cocoa.
Nice lookin dark with persistent tan head.
Cocoa and coffee headline the flavor, with caramel, vanilla and banana.
Dry, hearty feel. Flavors nicely balanced.
Pepper and clove notes.
Great stuff - i will look for this again.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: pours solid dark browns bordering on black under a broken khaki head. Swirls with little change.
Nose: malted milk balls, chocolate covered ash and brittle, chocolate whipped cream, chocolate vanilla, and chocolate graham crackers. Undercurrent of red wine tannins with plum skins mingling with the grape skins.
Palate: where oh where did the nose go? Massive puckerage with lactic acidity, truckloads of leather bretty funky tannins, and musky red wine. Bitter brittle semisweet European chocolates. Dry leather tannic finish – prune pits and black fruit skins. Warm milk – slightly soured but not turned. Raw vanilla bean and black root in the back.
Final Thoughts: from description to name to aroma all was expectedly well…and then the flavors hit and YOWZA! Even after a couple more glasses before the keg blew, I was still quite unsure how I felt about this beer from Fort Collins. Equal parts love and equal parts derision, I’d like less funk and more chocolate. It is a Double Chocolate Stout after all…and yet the sour funkhead in me couldn’t get enough. You’ll just have to taste for yourself to reach any potential conclusion.
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with a creamy tan head. Plenty of sweet chocolate, cherry, coffee and licorice on the nose. Taste is creamy, coffee, chocolate milkshake, rich malts. Very creamy mouthfeel.
Grundlepaste (10) - - APR 18, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth dark chocolate aftertaste. Very deceiving beer for 8.2 abv. Color is appropriate for a chocolate stout. Very dark effervescence as the one I had was on nitro, which could explain the smooth start to finish. Very much appreciated.
bth122 (1269) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big bottle, poured a black color with a pretty generous head. I smell a lot of coffe beans, as well as cocoa and vanilla. Light sweetness. Medium body. Thick and creamy texture. Not bad.
BrewDad (5003) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown in color, clear with a thin tan head. Rich thick flavor. Tons of chocolate with a good coffee backing. Very nice beer.