GarrettB (1096) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Regional brews never seem to get the attention they deserve, especially here in sunny San Diego. The big players like Stone and Pizza Port eclipse the smaller breweries, who are relegated to the bottoms and sides of shelves, struggling to sell their wares. But some of us refuse to let the small fish in a big pond go without being caught and measured, so I put down a small wad of cash and picked up a bottle of the Voo Doo, from Left Coast. The head is a corked cap of dense bubbles, comfortably floating above a pure ebony black body. Somewhere in the smell I catch what makes me feel like my purchase was well worth the effort: chocolate milk, chocolate shavings, raisin, chalk, heavy cream, and espresso. The taste loses some of the chocolate, though not without keeping that delicious Nesquik chocolate milk flavor. I find more of the espresso in the aftertaste, along with that dark, bitter bakerís chocolate flavor, floated on a light, airy palate. This beer tastes like a liquid dessert, and reminds me of a chocolate filled shuu cream, a kind of Japanese dessert I grew overly fond of, and overly fat on. In other words, this is a delicious, addictive beer, and while the carbonation feels a little low and slow for the flavors being delivered, this feels like a "new" beer in that it fills a "new" niche - something I canít readily recall having tried before. In other words, a success!
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.65l bottle @ Craft Beer C.O, London. The pour on this one is deep deep dark brown, and it has a medium sized tan head. On the aroma it has lotís of dark roasted malts, chocolate, chocolate paper, cold coffee and a swift of leather couch. Lovely! The taste also has leather couch, and itís dark and rich malted. A nice oily texture thatís average carbonated. Rich roasted coffee and some sweet fudge chocolate. Mildly bitter with a hint of grassy dry hops. So enjoyable to just find - and not to mention tasting this! A really good one! 21.07.2012
sjohnny (398) - - SEP 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet coffee aroma. Pours a nice dark black. Bitter. Coffee flavor. Bitter chocolate. Very smooth. Not bad - a good basic stout.
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, thick black pour with creamy tan head, aroma brought nice roast, coffee, dark chocolate, hints of dark fruits but restrained, some nice caramel, toffee notes in there going into earthy spice. Taste is simple but tasty, some roast, coffee, chocolate and dark fruits, cocoa powder and dry spice, finishing fairly dry and slightly sweet.
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a jet black with a small khaki head, and good lacing.
smell is of cocoa, malt, a roastiness, and a touch of coffee.
Taste is dry, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, and some dark fruits. Ends dry and a little bitter.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A black colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of coffee, roasted malt with dark fruits. The taste of coffee, dark fruits roasted malt and notes of chocolate. The aftertaste notes of coffee, with bitter and hints of sweet.
Barreras (1050) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep brown almost black color with aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste is heavy with notes of roasted nuts, roasted chocolate and coffee throughout. A slight bitter aftertaste that lasts well after the swallow. Thanks to knewell for the beer.
knewell (73) - Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2012 This is a very dark beer that pours almost black. It has a very strong flavor and leaves a very mild hoppy taste on your palate. Overall, it is a very good beer. I recommend it!.
aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - JUL 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poors perfectly. The head on this stout isnít too frothy, and not too thin. Very rich chocolatey taste and super sweet. Very delicious desert beer.
spittle8 (114) - - JUL 30, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle, San Diego. Delicious aroma of chocolate, coffee, malt, with an overlay of hoppiness. The head is creamy, though not like a Guinness. A dark schwarzbier. Pretty bitter, with some coffee and chocolate notes. Not too thick or oily, medium bodied beer. A good beer worth trying.