plinythederek (20) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one from the bottle. Pours out a nice black with a beige head. The aroma is just huge walls of chocolate. It almost has a fudge type of smell to it. This taste right off the bat is chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. But in the aftertaste you get some coffee flavors coming through mixing in with the chocolate. Which is a great finish. This beer is super, super sweet. Definitely one to have as desert after dinner. But pretty good overall. In my honest opinion.
HighlanderOne (952) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Big chocolate aroma with some hops. Stout black with lacing tan head. I taste cocoa, toasted malt, licorice and a bit of coffee. My only gripe is a slightly watery feel. Reminds me of a beer I had in Salzburg that tasted just like chocolate milk. Simply delicious.
nctomatoman (13) - Raleigh, NC, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Disclaimer - I love chocolate stouts. It was exciting to find this at the Raleigh Total Wine, and we finally opened a few tonight. Dark, not black, in color, with a thin tan head that moderately lingered. Smell was clearly chocolate, also roasty and toasty notes and a touch of caramel. Smooth on the palate with a jolt of bittersweet chocolate flavor, and just plain delicious....this is one that demands a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a dessert.
TheEpeeist (3131) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tannish head. Nose is hot cocoa and marshmallow with light coffee and tobacco. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is chocolate, cola and coffee. Finishes burnt and earthy keeping this from coming off overly sweet. Good for a lighter nightcap.
keanex (1223) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best before February 15, 2013.
Appearance: The body is chestnut, but completely opaque through all but the center. A dense and decently sized tan head sits on top with decent retention, settling into a thick coating.
Aroma: The aroma is strong of cocoa in various ways, sweet milk chocolate, fudge and cocoa powder primarily, with a mild caramel, black coffee and nuttiness . This is sweet, but nowhere near cloying, I am blown away with how much this smells like chocolate, almost hints of peanut butter too. This is just outstanding.
Taste: The intro is mild, but quickly adds sweet cocoa, while a peanut butter nuttiness creeps up. The finish becomes roasty with a black coffee presence thatís mild and slightly earthy. The flavor isnít as bold as the aroma, but itís very nice.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: Harpoon has absolutely nailed the chocolate stout category. This is huge in fudge and cocoa powder flavors while having a dry roasted presence to balance it out. I canít think of a beer better deserving of the name "chocolate stout."
fishonmyplane (334) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium bodied. Very smooth, with some similarities to a milk stout in terms of the palate. Nice, rich, chocolate sweetness with plenty of coffee notes as well. Only a little bitter. Really nice.
samsmith33 (296) - - OCT 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma Is Dark Chocolate, coffee. Dark black color. Smallish tan head. Taste us bitter chocolate and coffee plus a touch of black cherry. Fudge, Toast. A touch flat. Nice beer, but a little too sweet.
kermis (4190) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Rattle N Hum, NYC. Pours near black with a beige head. Aroma of big chocolate, roast, toffee and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
jkwalking05 (3382) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Black in color with a large beige head. Aroma is of cocoa, cream and milk chocolate.Taste is of chocolate, milk, and cocoa. Very sweet.
ScipioA (192) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 Mmmmm, Christmas beer. Pours a rich dark brown with little head. Some of the best aromas Iíve ever gotten from beer, roasty and (obviously) chocolate. The taste is more of the same, maybe a little less intense. Wonderful, thick mouth feel, this is almost a chocolate pudding in a glass.