Dervock (501) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Pours black with a big tan head. Chocolate, espresso and some hop. Taste is chocolate up front with a dry finish. There’s a hop taste in the middle which I’m really not sure of. Medium mouthfeel.
Wittales (636) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear black with diminishing creamy beige 1/2 finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are chocolate, roasted barley, mocha latte sweetness, no alcohol. Taste are chocolate coffee upfront with middle mocha sweetness and roasty finish. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, lasting roasty light dryish finish. A enjoyable chocolate stout, smooth out the finish, then would be stunning.
knickskicks (731) - - JUL 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour, tan head. Nose is huge chocolate, a touch vegetal, roasted malts. Taste is chocolate, roasty. Thin mouthfeel.
MiamiBarman (34) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma reminds me of a sweetened coffee or perhaps a Bailey’s with coffee, it truly is intoxicatingly outstanding. Bitter chocolate also on the nose. I also detect some slight hop bitterness on the aroma and it is very pleasant.
Pours a dark brown with a tan head that endures well over a couple of minutes and leaves great lacing everywhere.
Dark malt sweetness on entry but not overly sweet, The bitterness will always be present. On the palate the bitterness pops out very nicely, perhaps a bit exaggerated, but it works well given the other elements present here.
When it warms up enough, the chocolate aromas shine more than the coffee ones. However the bitterness will stay on the palate for a rather long time, unless you’re having a rich chocolate dessert with this, which I feel is what it was made for. An outstanding bittersweet example of this style and would probably be a great component in a cocktail.
JHeath99 (970) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours an opaque cola brown work a ring of tan head. Taste of chocolate and roasted malts. Aroma is heavy on the malts, roasted almost burned, with more of the nice chocolate notes.
mile (3007) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Very dark brown - almost black, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty and sweetish aroma, faint roasted malt, artificial like (milk)chocolate. Body is medium to full, malty and lightly sweetish - sweetish, light roasted malt and (milk)chocolate, light hoppyness. Finish is average, malty and lightly sweetish, some roasted malt and light (milk)chocolate with light hoppyness. Artificial like (milk)chocolate dominates aroma. OK flavor with roastiness and light bitterness. Bit one-dimensional, lacks character.
GoufCustom (824) - HONG KONG - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On-tap at Roundhouse Taproom in SoHo, Central as part of a 5-in-1 beer platter and kindly shared by WheatKing. Thanks Adam!
Opaque black colour; Half finger head and creamy beigr foam which lasted for 1 minute; Small sticky lacing and zero carbonation; Very Sweet aroma of malt, with massive milk chocolate, light coffee, cream, sugar and Belgian waffles; Mid to light sweet taste of roasted dark malt, with light nuts, tart notes, black coffee, dark chocolate, molasses notes, strong lemon, bitter hops and sharp grass; Mid to light body. Dry palate;
Mouth feel is strong nice chocolate and coffee, creamy and not too sweet. All in solid good body. Yes!... Hoppiness is strong grassy nose. Strong lemon and grassy hop in taste; Bitterness is strong and solid for a lasting, tart and bitter finish; Quite dry after taste. Quite creamy to mouth.
Comments: This one is a close match against Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Whereas Young’s tends to be creamier, this one is all chocolate - more dark than milk - both in nose and taste. Will definitely wanna try the bottle in the future to see it for real. For now, though, it’s quite a top stout even on tap. A few good one from Rogue!
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Roundhouse, Hong Kong. Pours very dark brown, tan head. Nose is powdery chocolate, licorice. Flavour is moca choc/coffee, slight dry roast. Finish has roast, sweetness, a hit of molasses.
bierix (3) - AUSTRIA - JUL 6, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a creamy head. Aroma with light roastiness and chocolate. Taste is like having chocolate in your mouth. Very intensive as not only having bitter but also a hint of milk chocolae on the palate. Very well balanced. Chocolate stout at its best.
onceblind (4112) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour under a foamy dark khaki head. Lovely nose featuring creamy milk chocolate and some light roast notes. Full body with a nice creamy milk chocolate flavor, sweet lactose notes, a gentle black malt roastiness, and a gentle pseudo biscuit-like finish.