bytemesis (4468) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Ours deep clear chestnut, small creamy tan head, great lacing. Aroma is chocolate, chocolate, more chocolate. Flavor is heavy chocolate, cocoa puffs, a bit of roast. Medium sweet, medium bitter, a bit of saccharine. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel.
pottygok (530) - Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Lots of chocolate aromas, but little else.
Appearance: Clear, dark amber with rich tan head.
Taste: Heavy sweetness with hints of bitterness at the edges. Very rich.
Palate: Full body, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long finish.
Overall: A nice strong chocolate flavor, but there’s little else here. Not disappointing, but not mind blowing, either.
DrSilverworm (8343) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap during Ohio Brew Week 2013, taster from The Pub. Dark brown color. Thin lighter brown head. Leaves pretty good lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, king of soft carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. I know it’s a chocolate stout, but this is just too sweet for me. Would prefer more bitter dark chocolate. Good cocoa flavor, though. Light roast malt. Solid chocolate stout.
JStax (3676) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown, khaki head. Sweet roasty aroma. Sweet, nutty, roasty taste. Medium mouthfeel.
BVery (7889) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewpub. Finally, a beer from these guys that’s worth drinking. Deep brown pour with a frothy head. Chocolate and coffee are featured on the aroma and taste. Smooth palate. Nice.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at RRBC, this one had me the most excited without doing any prior research, its your average stout color but its ligther body coupled with very good carbonation makes this a treat, not much chocolate flavor mostly coffee dominated but i suspect the addition of the chocolate aids in the smooth taste.
steelhead3686 (254) - Athens, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Note: I got this beer on tap during Brew Week in Athens, Ohio.
Pours a very dark brown with a caramel head. Smells more of a coffee roast than chocolate. It has a medium sweetness with a carbonated soda feel. I like that this stout has a refreshing quality due to the soda-like palate but it loses it’s complexity in doing so I think.
Sammy (9443) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewub. God but somewhat overated stout. Still good flaour for sessionable rated abv. Three eigths of retained mocha head on dark brown body. Lots of chocolate, very chocolately in fact. Some licorice, 31 ibu.Above average mouthfeel. Coco and malt aroma.
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Cleveland International Beer Fest on 5/14/11. Black pour with a medium tan head. Roasty aroma with fruit and chocolate. Roasty flavor up front, but quickly turns to chocolate syrup without being overly sweet (not ST Choklat). Nice, dry roasty finish.
Foxbush (1483) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
We had dinner at Rocky River and watched the Kentucky Derby 2011. The stout was excellent. The color was jet black with no head. The medium body stout was pleasing to drink with roasted malt and chocolate flavors. We also detected some hint of cherries. this was one of the top stouts of our four day trip. Animal Kingdom won the derby.