nike (964) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft at brewery, dark pour brown creamy head. Aroma of chocolate hit you up front, as does the taste. Thin feel for a stout, but smooth creamy flavors of , chocolate, vanilla flavors. Well balanced.
Beerwarlock (13) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark with a nice thick head. Aroma is total chocolate. Taste is of a fudgcicle and maybe some chocolate icing. Mouth is medium, not as creamy as I expected but still very nice. Overall a vey nice chocolate stout with a rather low abv.(5.5). But not over priced at about 35.00 a case.
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery this past weekend-served with Godiva chocolate-which is always fun.
A- Being that this was a nitro-tap the appearance is perfect. Served with a wonderful frothy, creamy 3 finger or so creme brulee colored head. Perfect retention at 1 finger with lacing all the way down the glass. Body is a treanslucent, nearly opaque dark brown hue.
S- Yep. The nose is pretty much what you would expect when you read/hear about/see a chocolate beer. Nose is very rich of thick, dark chocolate. Bittersweet with the accent on the sweet, a hint of toffee as well.
T- Flavor is very similar to the taste. Flavor is very rich and chocolatey. Liquid bittersweet chocolate with the faintest hints of roasted malt and toffee deep in the background.
M- Low to medium carbonation and a rich, thick, smooth, creamy mouthfeel.
D- This is an excellent stout and pretty much fits the description. A chocolate stout with more chocoloate added to it. Its like the triple chocolate cake of beers. I really liked this beer but I see it as somewhat more of a novelty brew-but it really is one of the better single stouts I have had. This really reminds me of Southern Tier Choklat-its just as thick and rich-but the alcohol is not there. Its a shade sweeter as well.
Serving type: nitro-tap
Reviewed on: 02-23-2011 03:20:03
FROTHINGSLOSH (4909) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on draft this beer poured a black color with a large creamy brown head that lingered forever and left great lacing. The aroma was somewhat bitter and toasty with notes of cookie dough, vanilla, cream and a touch of wood. The flavor was strong sweet vanilla, cream and marshmallow with light notes of chocolate syrup and cola. The finish was very long cream, vanilla and marshmallow. A bit thin in body but silky smooth. Well done.
N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The good folks at Sharp Edge Creekhouse had a draught of this little beauty. Let’s make a little critique sandwich. First, I liked the smell, the chocolate, roasted flavors, and the balance. But, it came off as a thin beer, almost like a chocolate porter instead. Again, a solid beer that’s most noticeable quality was in the moderation of strong flavors because I don’t actually want a beer cut with chocolate milk, or a chocolate nib candy bar in my beer - I want a beer.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown/black with light brown head. Medium rich chocolatey aroma. Palate is medium-full with a great chocolate flavor, like hot cocoa without being at all filling-could easily put down a pint or two, unlike many chocolate beers.
jgb9348 (4706) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown coloured body with a nice thick, four centimetre tall strong brown coloured head. Aroma of pure chocolate - both dark and milk chocolates with some strong roasted malt, a hint of coffee and spices and a solid nuttiness. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavour is second fiddle to the pungent and nice chocolate flavours with a great body and slightly syrupy feel. Aftertaste shows some nuts, pit fruits, raisins, roasted earthy malts and of course a lot of chocolate - very nice. Overall, a very good beer with tons of flavour and a rich, syrupy feel that’s perfect for the autumn/winter time - it was even good in the middle of summer, which is when I had it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from a Penn Brewing mixed twelve pack, purchased in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 17-July-2013 by Ed - thanks!
Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Coney in Indiana, PA. Pours a deep, dark black with a creamy tan head that lasts throughout. Excellent lacing. Really nice aroma of sweet chocolate and coffee. The flavor mimics the aroma with lots of sweet chocolate and coffee. Slight roasted notes. Lightly carbonated. Very creamy mouthfeel.. Light to medium body. Nice enough sweet stout to have more than one.
lamas (1355) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Barley’s and Hop’s, Bethel Park, PA on 02/11/12. Poured black with a thick and creamy khaki head. LOADS of sweet chocolate milk in the aroma! Milk chocolate, lactose, cocoa powder, caramel, and a little roasted coffee were all in the nose. Went down full-bodied and silky-smooth. Tasted super sweet all the way through, but just managed to avoid being cloying. Malted milk chocolate, cream, and caramel were upfront in the flavor profile. Some bittering roasted coffee was present at the end. There was just a hint of a sour nuttiness noticeable as well. One of the better chocolate beers I’ve ever had. Quite impressive.
yackery (156) - California, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz draught. Half-finger, light brown sandy head dissolves in ten minutes over an opaque body and leaving a light, lacing ring. Aroma is chocolate, milky and classy - not faux coco puffs - with light roast. Taste is mildly sweet with a hint of salt and a bitter chocolate finish. Very light bodied with fine carbonation that is of medium to light volume with a slightly creamy palate. Overall, definitely better than Young’s and slightly better than Left-Hand Milk Stout.