dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Not good. Stale cocoa lost at the back of the cabinet for years. Chalky and bitter in a bad way.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite nice and interesting. I liked the flavour and some chocolate powder was noticeable. VEry thick too.
llcooldave (1065) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Midnight black in the glass with nice looking lacing. Aroma of a hot chocolate and coffee. Nice flavor profile of coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla and a hint of almonds. Overall, this is much better than expexted. A nice and drinkable brew.
highibus (706) - Vail, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Off tasting right from the start. Burnt nose and flavor. Mellows quickly but really no chocolate notes. A bit of sweetness on the finish.
ccex (903) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of 3 bombers from a gift pack on sale for $7.99 at Walgreens. Pours into Gnarly Oak Glass with decent lasting tan head, good lacing and dark brown/black color as expected. Aroma is cocoa powder, ashy/burned malt and a bit of coffee. Taste is pretty much the same and on the sweet side. Body is at best medium (thinner than I’d like in a stout), with average carbonation. Not bad for a cheap Minhas brew, but not a great chocolate stout.
fluffy (1466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
probably the least interesting of the three, its bland, thin and forgettable.
bluejacket74 (1267) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is part of the Gnarly Oak gift pack I bought at Walgreens over the holidays, $12.99 for three 22 ounce bombers and a glass. The third and final bomber for me is their Chocolate Stout. Served in the Gnarly Oak glass, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both OK. The brew smells like cocoa powder, burnt/charred malt, and some coffee. The taste is pretty much like the aroma, it tastes like ashy/burnt/charred malt, cocoa powder and a bit of dark fruit. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s thin for a stout and has medium/high carbonation. It’s an OK brew overall, worth a try once, anyway.
planefxr (1) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
My wife saw this and brought it home to me. I was so excited that I drank it warm as I couldn’t wait for it to chill. This beer has everything that I love in a beer: the aroma drew me in and the flavor was an awesome chocolaty malt (burnt cork as my dad would say) that I absolutely love! I will definitely be buying more of this!
Onslow (1131) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour from a 22oz bottle. Clear dark brew with one finger of head - looks like a cola or root beer. Aroma of burnt coffee, ash, tart fruit or hay. Taste is lightly sweet at the start of the swallow with some fruity overtones, burnt grain, then ends with a mild bitterness and lingering ash. Palate is average, a little thin for the style. I do not discern any chocolate per se, though some of the roasted grain bits could be perceived as chocolaty. This is OK but not a standout.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black, ruby highlights....with a small, dark tan head.
Scent is cocoa powder.
Cola, Cocoa taste.
Very flat feeling.
Ok, but a bit dull.
Fairly decent offering from Minhas, though.