JMerritt (1776) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Pearl Street. Standard stout appearance: black with a medium sized light brown head. Really big chocolate nose, syrupy and sugary sweet with crispy graham crackers - very reminiscent of smores. Richness doesn’t follow into the flavor, which is lightly roasty with a quick pine hop twinge and a slight oak woodiness at the end. Very thin bodied with low carbonation gives a pretty watery mouthfeel. Super easy to drink, but lacking in both richness and robustness I expect in a chocolate stout.
BillKismet (3321) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chocolate liquor colored body. Intense aromas of chocolate wine with some intense smokey notes. The body is smooth and powerful, but decidedly chocolate extract tasting.
SudsMcDuff (5796) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft @ the Pearl Street brewpub, Buffalo,NY .. . deep brown black .. mild mouth .. pure dark chocolate .. . slick and a touch tart .. . good all around session
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Ron (2460) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours near black with a thin beige head. Chocolatey mocha aroma with a hint of roast. The body is a bit on the thin side. The flavor has creamy chocolate, cocoa, mocha and burnt malts. Pretty good.
mabel (5414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[3888-20110819] Tap. Strong cherry cola Tootsie Roll aroma. Dark cola body with a quick foamy light tan head. More sweet cola fruit and Tootsie Roll burnt malt in the flavour where everything together becomes overwhelming. Full body. Unique but overwhelming! (7/3/5/3/12-) 3.0-
(Called "Billy Bonka" @ brewpub, Buffalo, NY)
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011-08-19. Black body with a small tan head that fades. 3+ Strong flavour of Hershey’ syrup or perhaps chocolate extract? Muted roasty accents are largely overwhelmed by the overly sweet chocolate character. 6+ Pleasant aroma is similarly chocolate focused, with notes of Hershey’s syrup and tootsie roll. 7+ Smooth average bodied palate is too light for the beer, which needs something more robust to carry such strong flavours. Okay in a small sample but I shudder at the thought of more than a half pint of this - far to sweet. On tap at Pearl St. as "Billy Bonka", Buffalo
JRock72 (605) - - APR 19, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at the brew pub. Dark brown with light tan head that faded. Not much to it at all except this very weird chocolate flavour. Almost sour. Not sure if that was on purpose or not. OK.
Ontbeertaster (2309) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Aroma was decent and the appearance was of a normal stout. But the beer had a really strange chocolate taste to it. It was strange it had this lingering taste that it finished with. Not really one for me. It had the dark roasty taste but the hint of coco powder maybe.
bpreo (1523) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 8, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This one was actually served to me as a Chocolate Stout. No mention of Willy Wonka. Kind of silly, don’t you think? This beer is all serious, all delicious, no need to taint it with a childish name.
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Distinct chocolate aroma, smells like cocoa powder. Almost black colour. No head. The flavour is also cocoa powder. Not bad, but not entirely successful either.