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
bth122 (1107) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Glaziers pub at Hidden Valley. Aroma is nice huge chocolate notes. Very similar to Samuel smiths organic chocolate stout. Taste isn't quite as smooth though. Medium bodied. Light sweetness. Creamy and slick texture. Nice cocoa and some roasted malts. Good.
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ryanscourt (531) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich chocolate aroma and taste. Enjoy the chocolate forward approach. Body overall average, but a fun beer to have.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma and look of this brew was top notch. IT’s body was thick and creamy. But it’s palate was a little weak and it’s finish was also. Has not quite reached the standard Young’s set for a chocolate stout
boxofrane (1846) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from wegmans. Pours black with a small brown head that dissipates quickly. The aroma smells like a melted Hershey bar. The taste is very chocolate forward, sweet as hell. Good but this is close to cloying.
r464 (1732) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark and opaque with a tan head. Creamy, light roasted malt, smooth strong chocolate. Definite sweetness, but full and punchy.
dwmiller16 (70) - Delaware, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at McGillins. Pours super dark with tan head. Aroma is very sweet chocolate. Smooth mouthfeel, with a very mild body. Much less sweet on the palate than the nose would indicate.
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can8ianben (1285) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really toasty (almost chocolate?) aroma. Roasty and aggressively malt-forward. Faint dry bitterness. Dark as night.
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.
tgncc (2606) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is bosco, heavy chocolate. The appearance is black, cream head. The flavor is chocolate, bosco, brown sugar, sweet. The finish is bitter sweet chocolate. Medium in body. Ok good
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black color with a dark brown pour. Flavors of milk chocolate, lactose, very little roast...but also a bit of an odd plastic flavor. Mostly good...but just a bit odd on the finish.