Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Pours black as night with a thin brown head. Nose of coffee, toffee & burnt caramel. Super slick mouthfeel leads to creamy latte & 70% dark chocolate flavor. Burnt coffee finish. Wonderful specimen of this style.
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bagalagalaga (139) - Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Iím a fan of New Belgium, Imperial Stouts, Coffee Stouts, and Chocolate Stouts, so it didnít take much urging to get me to try this one. Itís smooth and a bit sweet and smells like mocha. Itís got that thick oily kind of texture in the mouth, and the aftertaste lingers without getting bitter. This is an awesome beer, wish it was available all the time and in 6-packs.
mountainsoil (1) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
this is a great beer with a really nice start wonderful coffee and chocolate finish evenly keeled with a sweet tone and over poweringly final breath.
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with no head. Aroma of freshly roasted coffee, and some chocolate. Taste is coffee, very roasty with chocolate on the finish. Quite thin. Not my favorite.
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dogfish120love (1023) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours near black with a thick three finger rocky tan head. Rich chocolatey aroma with prominent notes of coffee and some fruitiness. Thick full bodied palate that is rather creamy
Ibrew2or3 (7262) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bomber pours nice and dark with a decent looking half and inch tall mocha head of foam. The aroma offers up a pleasing load of chocolate and rich dark roasted coffee notes, wow! Smells fantastic. The taste is smooth chocolate rolling into rich yummy near oily dark roasted coffee. Toward the finish it moves back to more and more chocolate goodness to help close out the experience. Wow, good stuff.
Cybercat (3735) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong, smoky aroma announces loud and clear "This is a damn good stout!" It has notes of quality coffee, chocolate, licorice and roast malt. This beer pours a rich coffee-sable just a snip or two above midnight black with a fairly persistent tan head that leaves some good lacing. Mouth-filling flavor floods the palate with rich coffee, semi-sweet chocolate and roast-to-the-point-of-charcoal malt notes, as well as licorice, caramel, earthy and nutty hints. Downright lip-smacking! Velvety smooth texture has good fizz and thickness, and leaves a satisfying and smoky finish, as if youíve been chewing on a slightly burnt high-quality coffee bean. Wrap your lips around this one!
berrya785 (441) - Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber poured into a snifter. Pours black with a nice two-finger brown head. Aroma is coffee and chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate, a good amount of coffee, some malt, and light hops. A nice balanced flavor.
3fourths (8395) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep brown body, small light brown head. heavily sweet chocolate syrup, roast and muted coffee in the nose with lighter touches of black patent soy / char. syrupy, thick, goopy AND flabby, but mostly smooth and creamy, unlike most high gravity products from New Belgium.
Syzzer (602) - Oregon, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The body is a bit too light, not much aroma. There is a good coffee flavor which boosts the ratings- but bitter finish. 7.9BD 7.5 Rod- I donít like coffee, but I like the coffee flavor in this.