zgaier (1794) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head an aroma of cocoa, dark fruits, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste is creamy and sweet, lots of cocoa, chocolate with vanilla, coffee, and dark fruits leading to a creamy chocolate finish. Tasty brew with the alcohol well hidden
Itzjerm (1901) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from total wine. This is an exceptional beer except aroma and appearance. Flavor is awesome not to much chocolate perfect smoothness. Nice chocolate with slight metallic. Aroma is lacking. And no head even at pour.
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JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from akurzinksi - thanks, Adam! Thick, chocolate syrup pour with a slight dustiness to the dark color and a hefty, creamy head. Nose is quite understated, mellow chocolate and slight vanilla extract. Lush and thick body, just a touch of bitterness on the palate. Only the faintest hint of fruits in the taste, nothing especially tart but just a mild grace note to the chocolate shake. Not bad.
jandd1983 (3443) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a black color with a brown head. The aroma was of raisins, cocoa, some roastiness and a touch of smoke. The taste was of molasses, chocolate nibs and roastiness. Very interesting.
Ratman197 (12126) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and dark fruit. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, dark chocolate and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering chocolate finish.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at 18th Annual IMB Summer Fest:
Deep brown, creamy head, spotty lace. The aroma is nutty, chocolate, coffee, woody, smoky and hint of cherry pits. The taste is twangy prune and cherries along with coffee, walnuts, and some oak. Finished with some cocoa and vanilla bean notes. Very minor pepper like bite as well. The mouth feel is smooth and oily. Meh, honestly very average stuff... been there done that sort of vibe.
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pour is inky black, 2 finger mocha head. Aroma is rich chocolate, molasses, roasted malt, dark coffee, light earthy hops. Taste is slightly burnt coffee, dark chocolate, some molasses, lemon in the background, finishes with some earthy bitterness. Body is silky, medium, with light carbonation.
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque black color. Minimal head. a sweetness in the aroma mixing with a mellow roast and alcohol note, and a hint of cocoa. Moderate bitterness balancing out a roast malt sweetness. Distinctive cocoa note peeks through a tangy, roasty mid-taste, finishing clean and bitter, with the roast flavors gradually gently fading in the aftertaste.
zoucrew102 (1085) - - JUL 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Strong chocolate malt aroma, very inviting. Pours thick, dark black with only a touch of light brown head. Taste is absolutely fantastic with rich chocolate flavors and smooth silky body. Great.
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dfinney23 (2529) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stout dark with a thin caramel colored head. Vanilla, chocolate, a bit fruity. Pretty good stuff.