BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black with a dark reddish-brown edge when held to the light. More than a finger of creamy foam head. The aroma is outstanding. Smells like baking chocolate or sticking your nose in a can of cocoa powder. Hints of espresso and cream underneath the overwhelmingly chocolate impression. Flavor is very similar to the nose, with bitter chocolate and cacao nib character dominating. Medium-full bodied with balanced bitterness and no astringency. The chocolate flavor even lingers on the palate for a super long finish. One of the most chocolatey beers I’ve tried that still tastes like great beer. None of that tootsie-roll or hershey’s syrup-like fake chocolate flavor here!
OldGrowth (2750) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botal, from Bruisin Ales, Asheville. Good aroma sweet. Chocolate, oatmeal, little old milk smell, not sour, but not fresh. Dark orangey brown color, good initial head, faded to a ring, little to no lace. Sweet flavor. Heavy body, creamy mouthfeel, sweet dry finish. Nice, not wowing me, but fine. Flavor best part for me, due to slight old milk scent I got.
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery (from notes).
m: full body; medium carbonation.very smith; creamy.
Rich stout with plenty of dark chocolate.
Lingering flavor of.very dark malt and bitter chocolate.
Drake (8980) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Brewvival Trip Beer 16. Pours a dark brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, mild tartness. The taste is roasted malts, coffee and a cocoa finish. Medium bodied, refreshing.
Suttree (5255) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Thirsty Monk. Black, brown head. Actually smells more coffee-ish than chocolatey, but there is plenty of chocolate, too Taste is also more coffee forward, with lots of dark chocolate in the background. Dry-ish finish.
TURDFERGUSON (3969) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Beer study. Dark brown with a small tan head. Nose is roast, mocha, dark chocolate malts. Flavor shows more mocha, light bakers cocoa, coffee, roast. Solid.