General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle that I have had sitting in my fridge since Christmas. I had a few of these during the holidays but just cracked another open now to rate. Pours a deep black color with a very small khaki head that disappears quickly. The aroma consists of chocolate... and a lot of it. I was also able to pick out a hint of light coffee also. I thought this beer was going to be too sweet from the aroma. It really wasn’t though. The taste also consisted of a lot of chocolate with a bit of coffee, some milk (had the consistency of it), and some very light spices. It had a medium bodied mouth feel and left a great chocolate taste in my mouth after every drink. This was a very good sweet stout. I would even go as far to say that this one is session able on a cold, winter day... that is saying a lot for a stout!
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from 12-pack variety winter. Pours black with beige head. Aroma is of chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is creamy milk chocolate and in a way the texture resembles it. Not really bitter, but sweet and liquor-like in a sense. I had this beer before, but earlier in the season and I must say that I would have enjoyed it more if it had been colder outside when I drank it. But still, this beer is superbly tasty and has to be one of the best values out there, in terms of quality (and alcohol content).
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle and served in snifter: Basically very deep brown with a nice creamy tan head which left pretty good lace upon the glassware. WOW, the nose is full frontal milk and bakers chocolate. So strong is the chocolate vapours it is difficult to smell anything else but through hard work I was able to discover some mint, plum, toast and juniper esters. The taste is less sweet than I feared, the chocolate is more Cacao Nibs than sweetened processed kind. There is some coffee and hop bitterness that also helps with the balance with a touch of twangy almost sour fruit and allspice finish. The mouth feel is creamy but not too thick, more oily than anything along with a bit of an astringent and medicinal finish. Well, this is tad unique with it’s sweet nose but dry palate. I just dunno if I really like this enough to try again.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to mora2000. poured dark brown with a beige head. aroma was straight up chocolate syrup with the flavor being the same. medium body with low carbonation.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to mora2000. Pours a dark brown with tan head. Aroma of some milk chocolate, yum! Flavor of chocolate, dark roast, a bit dry. Mouth feel is medium body with medium-high carbonation. Overall, would be better with just a bit more sweetness.
mar (4468) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to mora2000. deep brown with a cream head. mint chocolate and a slight roastiness for the aroma. smooth on the palate, chocolate, lively carbonation and light mint.
BarZigKin (511) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle courtesy of mora2000. Pours a very dark brown body with a little tan head and some nice legs. Smells like sweet, dark chocolate, medium caramel sweetness and cream. Flavor is a little odd---Bitter chocolate, milk chocolate and a sort of medicine-like finish (almost like sugar-free chocolate). Hint of fresh coffee in the very end. Bittersweet chocolate finish.
BMan1113VR (7696) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from mora2000. Pours with a fading tan head over a deep brown body. Aroma is solidly CHOCOLATE MILK and a bit of earthiness. One of the most chocolaty beers this side of Chokolat. Taste is dirt, chocolate, dust and earth. Creamy carbonation. A very good Harpoon beer!
pete4999 (932) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown. Smells like a milk chocolate candy bar, taste is similar. Some coffee in the taste, but mostly milk chocolate - like a Hershey’s bar. Taste is a little fizzier than I was hoping for. Good overall.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown-black with orange edges and a small, sturdy khaki head. The aroma actually is rather chocolatey, with some pistacchio, orange peel, lightly-roasted coffee, caramel, and faint raisin notes. The flavor is a rich, but mellow chocolate with some vanilla and sharp roasted notes. A woody bitterness comes through, especially toward the finish. There are some blackberry and sour cherry notes far in the distance, and a little bit of soap in the aftertaste. Pretty good, though.