ARH (1100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, poured into an imperial pint glass. The aroma is immidiately a warm cookie and cacao, which then turns to chocolate malt (strong lactose presence) and a roasted grain late. It pours a dark, nearly opaque, brown black with a tan, soft foam and soap head that leaves moderate micro-bubble lace, and reduces to messy soapy medium thin ring, before disappearing from the surface altogether. The taste is a medium / medium-high sweet with a medium bitterness supporting it. It’s oily and smooth, turning sticky with warmth, and thin. A zippy carbonation aides the drink in going down easy. A medium body starts with notes of licorice that fade as chocolate malt takes over. There a light roasted and burnt quality near the end with some citrus appearing at the finish. It’s a bit gritty and grainy, with hints of rye late that lightly linger.
Niko100 (2554) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap; Dark brown color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa, & chocolate; Flavor of slight sweet malt, milk chocolate, caramel, and some coffee notes; The nitro draft was on the thin side - but not bad overall.
dinkle50 (1265) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice espresso head with great lacing on top of a dark murky pour. Aroma of nutty chocolate. Creamy mouth. Taste is full of nut and chocolate. Slight bitter finish mellows the sweetness. Nicely balanced.
Lubiere (12369) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, a smooth bitter chocolate, with beany, light boiled veggies. In mouth, a sweet chocolate, silky smooth, coffee beans, very nice. On tap at Fountainhead, May 21 2011.
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6ish pour at Revolution Brewery grand opening. Black with a tan foamy head, quickly fading to leave some lace on the plastic cup. Smells of sweet chocolate, roasted characters and espresso. Medium bodied with a residual sweetness and a noble hop bitterness. Smells better than it tastes.
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5 ounce sampler at the Half Acre tap room. Aroma was coffee and cola, appearance was dark brown and thinly foamed on top, taste was more predominantly coffee than chocolate, palate was fairly light and fizzy. The chocolate flavors are a dark, semisweet variety. Overall, it’s A-ok, drinkable, accessible for the masses. I had expected a heavier body, thicker, creamier, more chocolate.
fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark almost black with a thin tan head.
Smell of roasted cocoa.
Definitely not a sweet brew but flavorful. Finished more than a bit smoky-like a lot!
Was expecting this to be thin but grateful it was medium body.
Overall this was done well.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft at stout fest ’11. pours black with tan head. nose of chocolate. lots of it. dear goodness syrupy chocolate. flavors have that syrupy chocolate flavor, rye bread. doughy finish. med. body. just okay
alliance100 (1100) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle - pours a deep brown , light lacing . Some cocoa flavors , much thinner mouthfeel than expected. . Good but not great .
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MacBoost (1708) - Penfield, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@@@ Ron. Seems open. Good and Chico lols. Like. Smooth like butter. Is good