HighlanderOne (1024) - 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 (1292) - 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 (5015) - 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.
Camons (6304) - Hasselager, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ grand tour of Fort Collins breweries and bars with Aaron and Armin, Thanks !! This one at Fort Collins taproom. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, rich dark chocolate, notes of fruit. taste is malts, both milk and dark chocolate, cherry notes. Medium body, soft carbonation. 250212
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a solid entry from Fort Collins. dark roasted grains with a cocoa backbone and a warming alcohol with no astringency. lots of toffee, some coffee, some milkiness and rye bread in there too, but not too heavy. really well done.
artmcd8 (1777) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black-brown with a thin light brown head. Chocolatey malt aroma with coffee undertones. More bitter than the regular stout.
IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 11, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Nitro pour from 12th South Tap room Nashville, TN. WOW! Creamy, thick, Chocolatey, toasty, roasty, yes this beer strikes a perfect harmony for me in what I’m looking for in a chocolate Stout! I’m not afraid to rate a perfect beer and neither should you! This must be on your bucket list of beers to try before you die!