Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from pikapp327. Pour is black with a light brown head. Aroma is very chocolate, a little coffee, and dark roasted goodness. Taste is bitter baker’s cocoa, dark malt, and some roasted nuts.
Cavie (3977) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of pikapp327. Pours a dark brown color with some red highlights. Tannish head. Huge chocolate aroma. Sweet milk chocolate, bakers chocolate and yoohoo. Flavor of dark bitter chocolate with heavy malts and cocoa beans. Sweet milky finish with a great mouthfeel.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a small, foamy brown head. Aromas of sweet milk chocolate and cane sugar, vanilla, and caramel. Flavor is mildly bitter cocoa, grass, and a little sweet milk chocolate; a bit disappointing and one-dimensional here. Medium carbonation and slightly creamy. It’s alright, but fell apart at the flavor for me.
AirForceHops (4052) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Motor oil color. Thin tan head that left AWESOME lacing and covered my glass on the way down. A pleasant sweet DEEP chocolate aroma that made me think of extra dark chocolate candy. Palate is sweet dark chocolate with a DEEP intoxicating ,roasted coffee flavor. For some; this maybe to sweet of a stout,but not for me! If you like sweet stout, buy this!
auerbrau (3182) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - NOV 15, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Distinct boiled hershey’s syrup aroma right at the beginning, followed by a gentle movement of roast and chocolate malt. Pours a brown-black, with plenty of soapy bamboo-colored head. Flavors give off more of that canned, cooked, corn-based, hershey’s flavor that I find off-putting. Wasn’t expecting it, just hoping for a chocolatey-tasting stout. In the end, that overriding character and the general flaccidness of this beer make it undesirable for the style.
jonas (6001) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque black, creamy head. Chocolate aroma, milk chocolate and fudge notes, sweet maple siruo, a hint peanut, light bitterchoc finish. Pleasant desert, chewy and mellow.
brewersspot (97) - , California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer a while back and from what I can remember I enjoyed it. I’ve had this at the pub/brewery so it was fresh.
Nothing special about it is popping into my head at the moment.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - SEP 5, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. There is no noticeable freshness date on the label.
Appearance: This beer pours dark brown nearly black and is nearly opaque. Only a little bit of light makes it through at the very edges of the glass. From the pour it produces a one inch beige collar of thick foam. The head hangs on well and makes some thin lacing on the glass.
Smell: There are strong chocolate and dark roasted malty notes in the aroma.
Taste/Palate: This is a strait forward medium to full bodied beer with a fairly thin texture for the style. It has a simple but very tasty rich dark chocolaty character with some sweetness from the malt as well as loads of roasted/toasted notes. I also get some bitter dark coffee notes that hook up with the light bitterness from the hops.
Notes: I really enjoyed this beer and wished I could get more than what was in the mixed sample pack.
blankboy (6422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle [12oz] courtesy of swoopjones. Pours a deep amber, almost brown, with a large diminishing fluffy tan head. Decent lacing on the glass. Aroma: This smells great, lots of cocoa along with roasted malt, lactic notes, a bit of vanilla and some light hops -- just delightful. Flavour of dark, lightly bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and very light leafy hops. Creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Wow, this is fantastic!
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with a small off white hear. Aroma has cocoa, some roasted malts, pretty nice start. Flavor is smooth, cocoa, chocolate, some cream. Very good and quite surprising.