hershiser2 (1042) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$1.80 bottle from Wine Warehouse, Charlottesville. Pours black with a frothy soft brown head. Smells of sweet chocolates, roasted malts, and chocolate milk. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate. Maybe a tootsie roll? Some tang to the finish.
mikedevilsfan (76) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice chocolate stout. Dark with not much beige head. Dark chocolate aroma and chocolate and burnt toast finish.
messinger91 (12) - Huntington, West Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer is my favourite chocolate stout overall. It isnít too expensive, has good chocolate flavour, but I wish there was more of a beer taste to it. Still an excellent choice.
zvikar (2068) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom. Pours black almost opaque with a beige head, aroma of nuts, chocolate, Nutella, flavor is a bit smoked with chocolate, some milk, coffee and cocoa, medium bodied
hivemind (663) - New York, New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cambridge Common 1/12/2013 with Erica. Pours pitch black with no head, strangely enough. Notes of chocolate, bread/batter, and nuts on the nose with flavors of sweet chocolate, booze, dark fruit and almonds on the tongue. Thin-bodied stout, but yet rich and complex in terms of flavor.
DSG (3994) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Tom. Dark brown to black with a bit of light brown foam. Lovely powerful chocolate spread aroma. Sweetish roasty flavor with chocolate, a bit of coffee, light acidity and a drier and slightly bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Decent, but the flavor doesnít match the great aroma.
beerandbeyond (463) - ISRAEL - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super dark brown color, small mocha head.
Full chocolate nose, sweet, irish cream.
Some light tartness, roast, dark chocolate.
Light-med bodied, low-med bitterness.
Lacks some body but cool.
Patrickctenchi (1837) - columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nearly black, with a short, but thick brown head.
Aroma is chocolate, cream.
Flavour is slightly bitter milk chocolate, vanilla cream...malt.
A substitute for dessert.
VoodooBear (32) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - MAR 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Presentation: 12 oz. brown bottle with the "Best by" date printed on the neck. Served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Deep, dark brown, almost black color. Develops a half finger dark tan head that fizzles out into thin ring. Leaves some nice, thick, lacing.
Smell: Smells of chocolate with a hint of roasted malt.
Taste: Almost a mirror image of the smell. Mainly chocolate with some roasted malt in the background a bit of bitterness to balance it all out. Not extremely flavorful or complex, but very satisfying and interesting.
Mouthfeel: Deep and rich, very nice texture. Full bodied with little carbonation.
Overall: "Less is more", pretty much defines this beer. The chocolate hint and roasted malt presence make it very easy to enjoy and a perfect brew for a cold night with some type of chocolate dessert. It gets creamier and the chocolate flavor is more pronounced as it warms, so let it sit at room temperature for a bit the enjoy it better.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excited to see City Bev throw this one on-tap. Iíve wanted to try this one as I am a sucker for chocolate stouts, and the bottles seem to elude me.
Came out a deep black with a thick frothy tan head on top. The aroma on this is amazing. Big milk chocolate, vanilla cream, malt. Really a nice, sweet aroma. The body on this is a little disappointing. Thin and lacking in body and bite. Carbonation is present, but this is too slick for the style and flavor profile.
Nice sweet chocolate flavors start this out. Vanilla sweetness fights its way in and this finishes with a slight dry note. Graham crackers, toffee bars, and more chocolate. This is sweet, for sure, but itís not overbearing in any way. I wouldnít mind having this in my fridge. Another hit for Harpoon.