ryanhunter_4 (217) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
1 pt. 6 oz bottle poured at home after transporting from the brewery in San Diego. Pours black with a tan head that sticks around. For a chocolate stout, I didn’t get any chocolate at all. I got a touch of coffe and a similar smell that I get with my home brew, which I think is disinfectant. Tastes a hell of a lot better than my home brew however. Heavy on smoke and alcohol. Good beer but not what I was expecting or hoping for.
Dodgers101 (6) - - JAN 21, 2016 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Wow, last one in my flight at Helm’s. The aroma is pretty boozy but you can definitely smell the chocolate. The initial taste is boozy, but I kind of like that in an imperial stout. The chocolate has some bitterness but overall, really good.
bulldogops (1986) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1515 - 17.03.2015 On tap at Amplified Ale Works. Beautiful dark brown pour with a decent head that lasts. Aroma is rich cocoa, alcohol. Palate is more of the same, lots of burnt sugar sweetness, cocoa, and a lovely espresso bitterness, which complements or exacerbates the high alcohol. Pair with some rich flaky pastries and succumb to your sugar coma.
Blairgus (4097) - California, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8 Mar 2014, tap at Helm's Brewing. Black. Nose is burnt toast crust and black coffee. Med body and mildly fizzy. Sugary, mocha coffee, hints of molasses, cold black coffee. Nice!
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robscott29 (2) - - MAR 24, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very chocolatey. Can really taste the gharardelli chocolate. Dark pour. Very nice taste.
brokensail (15755) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black pour with a very small tan head. Certainly lives up to its name as there is a lot of chocolate aroma. A decent amount of roast, some coffee, and mild vanilla. Notes of sweet dark fruit and a light booze note. The flavor is more impressive and really shows off the chocolate. Almost chocolate liqueur-like. Semi-sweet with some molasses and dark fruits. Good amount of roasted malt, some coffee, and a light alcohol warmth.