jcr (2165) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black body. Tan head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malts, char, chocolate. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Burnt taste along with some bitter coffee and chocolate.
EtTuCthulhu (992) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer pours black with a small tan head, and the aroma is predominantly Hersey’s chocolate syrup, which breaks down into caramel and chocolate malts and vanilla. The taste has a slight malt bitterness, slight sweetness, and a mild umami flavor, and the malt bitterness intensifies through the finish; the mouthfeel doesn’t match what the aroma suggests (and, therefore, causes the overall impression of this beer to fall somewhat flat) due to the thin texture, medium-light body, and soft carbonation.
bpar73 (413) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Black pour with a thin quickly dissipating head. Aroma and taste of dark chocolate, roasted malt and coffee. Nice, but not outstanding, stout.
AbbeyRoade (280) - Missouri, USA - JUN 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ideal chocolate stout. Thick, sweet, excellent flavors with plenty of coffee and malt to hold it all together.
Rperez (130) - Florida, USA - MAY 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A light bodied stout with strong chocolate flavors, easy to drink, perhaps to easy, its a good beer to try if you are just getting into stouts
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superspak (2416) - Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/19/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toast, dark bread, herbal, light char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/roasted malt, cocoa, and light earthy hop notes; with decent strength. Taste of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, light char, and herbal/roasted earthiness. Light earthy herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roast, coffee, toast, dark bread, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt , chocolate, and moderate herbal hop flavors; with decent complexity and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, creamy, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid chocolate stout. Good balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt, chocolate, and herbal hop flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
pressurewave (13) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Balanced and chocolatey stout, but light bodied, a little sweet, a little iced coffee. Good balance, another example of why the Great Lakes region is blowing up the stout scene right now.
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drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods. Black body. Big tan head. Chocolate, but not overwhelming or powerful. Light cocoa powder. Thin body. Decent.
jhp40219 (299) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a small chocolate colored head that leaves spotty lacing. Aroma of bitter chocolate, soap, hints of vanilla and caramel. Taste is bitter cocoa, coffee grounds, caramel, soap. Dry finish of cocoa and roast coffee. Undoubtedly the highlight of this beer. Medium body, thin watery texture, average carbonation. Not bad, but ultimately nothing special. I had high hopes for this one too. Disappointing.
tmongoose (1190) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle shared. Medium dark brown with off white head. The aroma is like bittersweet chocolate and coffee. The flavor is off for a stout. You get a bitterness from the chocolate that is not very good. It’s almost a thin bodied beer. Not very happy with this one at all.