hockeybeerguy (255) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a pitch black yielding the same color body. A foamy level brown head appears, closer to an off-white to the top of the head and gets darker closer to the body. The head is about an inch and slowly dies to a beautiful film leaving some nice speckled lacing around the sides of the pint glass. The smell is roasty sweet between milk chocolate, coffee and malts. The taste is exactly the same with a bit of light vanilla as the beer warms. The palate is about a medium and a bit watery, leaving nothing harsh on the tongue. Overall, this was a good milk/sweet stout that I would come back to.
ziel (24) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
A fairly decent aroma but lacking in flavor. If you want a chocolate flavor there are plenty of others to go for.
jmcgavin12 (361) - Madison, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark tan with a frothy tan head. Aroma is decadent with loads of dark chocolate, roasted malt, and a bit of espresso. Smooth medium body with a medium sweet flavor and a bitter medium lasting finish.
kidobutai (121) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Rich dark brown color, creamy head, excellent lacing. Sweet aroma, not too chocolaty, and the taste has a different flavor than the aroma... More malty, mocha.
mike5326 (483) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium off white head. Roasted coffee chocolate malt aroma. Watery chocolate roasted malt body with a slightly burnt finish.
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Jow (1684) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Stags Head. Deep brown pour with creamy head. Nose of fudge. Tastes super chocolaty, with some heavy cream, earth, vanilla, coffee, and more chocolate. Just rich dessert beer. Just a touch to cloying for me
radio_nowhere (603) - Maryland, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into pint glass, deep dark brown color with tan head. Aroma of heavy roasted malt and chocolate, light notes of coffee and marshmallow. Taste adds notes of chocolate milk, nuttiness, cola (interesting note), black coffee, liquorice and slight earthy hop note. Light body, low carbonation, slick, dry with bittersweet roasty finish. Smells like a chocolate bomb but taste brings out much more complexity. Very nice.
BackyardDogs (19) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Avg stout. Taste like it needed to brew longer. Plenty of chocolate and malt. Just not enough beer.
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plinythederek (12) - 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 (936) - 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.