SombreroKitty (9) - Union, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in lieu of chocolates for Valentineís Day. Pours dark brown with a thick, tan head and an immediate strong aroma of dark chocolate. The beer is very smooth and has almost no hint of alcohol. However, the aroma is much more complex than the taste and surprisingly the flavor was more nutty and yeasty than actual chocolate. On the other hand, beers like this get cloyingly sweet, but this was definitely not. Overall, a little thin, but enjoyable and great for the occasion.
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Burnt cocoa aroma. Dark chocolate and roasted malt flavors. Creamy texture with average carbonation. A tad thin but still tasty.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this at a tasting. Big disappointment from Ommegang. This was super thin and had zero chocolate flavor.
two7offsuit (397) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours black with a thick tan head. Not much for aroma and fairly bland taste with hints of chocolate. Disappointing.
fluffy (2020) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
another chocolate stout that doesnt quite live up to its rep, this one was pretty thin and blah.
jandd1983 (3313) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
It poured a clear amber color with a small white head. The aroma was of spicy citrus, tea and some earthy yeast. The taste was a bittersweet dark chocolate and cocoa even though the chocolate qualities arenít extremely obvious.
pfc514 (89) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with two fingers of cream head in a snifter.
Pretty ok. A bit thinner on the mouthfeel than I wold want with a stout, and the chocolate isnít nearly as pronounced as advertised. Itís there, but you have to do a bit of searching. They did a good job with accenting the belgian qualities, but the chocolate and stout elements seem to be a bit too understated for my taste. Donít hate it, but wouldnt buy again.
tnkw01 (1535) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Very disappointed in this one. Very dark almost black with a medium tan head. Aroma is very much like a Belgium ale, not so much a stout. Taste is like basement, some spice, not much chocolate.
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amazing chocolate stout, on tap at the Commons Ale House in Santa Monica, yum
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of spice, hops, and chocolate along with some woody notes. Pours an opaque black with a robust, mostly lasting, dark tan head and abundant lacing. The taste is cola, vanilla, spice, chocolate notes, with hints of sweetness and a sourness. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, I was disappointed in the lack of a robust chocolate flavor and the less than full body.