GTAEgeek (1401) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Thanks, Joe! Pours black, with a big, bubbly, tan head that fizzles quickly, leaving no lacing. The aroma is immediate dark chocolate, vanilla, and a lot of earthiness. Very sweet, with just a little bitterness through the finish. Light to medium body, syrupy and thin. Overall, this is a relatively well-made beer, but lacks any sort of depth. Drinkable, but, meh...
Tmoney99 (11688) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap sample. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate roasted sweet chocolate aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium sweet chocolate flavor with a medium chocolate sweet finish of average duration.
DrSilverworm (8160) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6oz on tap at Keystone in Hyde Park. Big milk chocolate syrup flavor up front. Like the Hershey’s type. It’s a bit much for me... I prefer those super bitter dark chocolate flavors. There’s also something off in the aroma... Like a rootbeer type aroma. Dark brown color, clear around the edges. Little khaki head, couple dots of lace. Medium body. A little watery for the style. Just a very light hint of chewiness. Kind of reasonably smooth, lighter carbonation. Just a very light bit of sharp texture. And just a light hint of slickness. May be my palate, but tasting more dry overall now. Moderate sweet taste, good moderate bitter too though. I was expecting to get burnt out on sweetness here but it’s actually a decent balance taste-wise. Overall, a pretty decent chocolate stout. Was a little weird at first, but it grew on me and I ended up enjoying it more than I expected to.
jbruner (2852) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque black on tap with creamy off-white head. Aroma is yes, chocolate with a slight roast. Taste follows, sweet and creamy. Very nicely done.
Creedence (286) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Key at the brewery. Pours a deep brown, very thin tan head that reduces to the edges. Heavy chocolate aroma, with some toffee, bubblegum and cream. Very chocolatey sweetness, very light roasted bitterness. Bit prickly for a stout, but a nice creamy chocolate aftertaste. Very tasty effort.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Not may favorite from Harpoon, there is a definite chocolate note to it, but I am not a big stout guy, so my opinion is biased.
Rperez (170) - Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I like chocolate stouts, this one is fairly tasty although somewhat light body. Creamy feel and a strong milk chocolate taste
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bigguns22 (721) - Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is so dark that it is almost black. Small dark tan head that disapates quickly. Aroma is bitter dark chocolate,malts and coffee. You can’t miss the chocolate in this one it is rich and delectable. You get just a touch of hops in the finsh a great beer.
lawman834 (253) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark as night. Looks like black coffee. Very strong chocolate aroma. Tastes almost entirely like dark chocolate with toasted malt and hints of espresso and nut. Very strong alcohol (5.9 ABV). I love Stouts and this is a great example. If they dialed back the chocolate and the alcohol a tad, it would be close to perfect.
mstrcrwly (600) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
damn..one of the best aromas of any beer..extreme chocolate..really good pour..black with 2-3 finger tan head..but the taste..whoa..wayyyy too much chocolate...good..but just a little overdone.