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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 35   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011
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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (3346) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a thicker brown to black with a thin, khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has chocolate, graham crackers, toasted marshmallow, chocolate milk powder. The taste is sweet and chocolaty. Thicker mouthfeel with lower carbonation. Pretty nice.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (667) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
12 oz bottle and full case from Rick - thanks! Tastes like a thick and delicious chocolate milkshake. A pure natural taste abounds. Stunning!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
raymow (902) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
on tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon, PA - thought it would be sweeter and more chocolatey. Not as good as expected.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
outlawskies (455) - - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says yummy. She gives a 4.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized head. Roast, chocolate, lactose, and a bit smokey and burnt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2014
On tap at Fat Head’s Brewer’s Brawl
A nice example of a sweet stout, this beer reminds me to check back on Penn at some point in the near future. A good balanced of lactose, chocolate, and malt results in a drinkable blend that is also workable as a session beer due to the lower gravity.

Aroma / Appearance - The watery presence tricks you into underestimating the contents of the glass. Underneath the creamy tan head is a blend of chocolate pie, crust, whipped cream, and an ephemeral sweetness that fades in the summer heat.

Flavor / Palate - Chocolate pudding, sweet vanilla sprinkles, and delicate malts pair with a dry transition that carries to a low key finish. Rather than being forgettable it leaves the mark of Diet Coke with a splash of alcohol. I would love to revisit this and try a full fresh bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2329) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Aroma: Milk Chocolate, Lactose, Mild Coffee Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing Taste: Lactose, Milk Chocolate, Mild Roasted Dark Malts Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kramer (5228) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours a flat black body under a small fizzy light brown head that faded quickly. The nose is super chocolaty and sweet with some rich roasty malt. The flavor is just as sweet and full of milk chocolate as you could hope for. If tastes like a candy bar in a glass. No bitterness or burnt notes at all, just tons of milk chocolate. Medium bodied and a bit clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Nice beer for about 6 ounces, then I could pass on the rest.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Snifter with bmillsy. Pours typical porter/stout black with nice dirty white head. Delicious. Coffee, chocolate smokey aroma.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMMillsy (1597) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Rated side by side with 3 other Penn brews. Pours black with nearly no head. Aroma if rich cocoa powder and chocolate sauce, some earthy coffee to this, and definite sweet lactose notes. Flavor is light chocolate sauce, a tiny bit of earthy roast, and a nice sweet lactose touch. Medium bodied, smooth, with low plus carbonation. Hey, this is a pretty darn good sweet stout.


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