vtafro (2998) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Black pour with brown head. Aroma is very sweet chocolate with some lighter sweet malt and milk/lactose tones. Not too thick or too thin, and flavor is sweet, chocolate forward and has milk stout tones as well.
generallee08 (616) - New York, USA - JUL 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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. There are strong chocolate and dark roasted malty notes in the aroma. 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.
kerenmk (2197) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black with a quickly dissolving tan head. Chocolate, sundried date and sweetened cocoa butter aroma. Sweet, sugary but slightly dry. Medium body, well-carbonated and bitter, a little dry finish. Ok.
Westkyoto77 (503) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAY 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Boston. Jet black pour, thick off-white head. Delicious aromas of dark chocolate nibs, espresso, sticky date pudding. Smooth as silk- loved the consistency. Rich and chocolatey till the finish, yet the finish wasn't treacly like some chocolate stouts. A real winner- will look for it again for sure.
steve1966 (105) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice pour aroma is bakers chocolate. Sweet chocolate hits you slight bitterness. Milky kind of a one trick pony but chocolate stout is what you get. The chocolate notes in sam Adams and anchor beers have a lot more backbone to them. Kind of artificial. Still a decent drink glad I tried it but there’s a lot better stuff out there.
nike (950) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, dark pour, dark chocolate aroma, taste of chocolate malts, slight roasty flavor (I wish it was a little more roasty) but never the less, a good tasting stoudt. Thin feel for a stoudt, but again tasty.
b3shine (5192) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to taster. Bottle says to enjoy by 03/15/14. Looks good; a mostly opaque dark brownish black with thin beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of chocolate and mild roast. Solid on the palate. Enjoyable.
GTAEgeek (1162) - 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 (10455) - 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 (6013) - 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 (2161) - 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.