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Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts, and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bittersweet finish. Chocolate Stout is brewed with 10 ingredients: Northwest Harrington and Klages, Crystal 135-165 and Beeston Chocolate Malts, Cascade Hops, Rolled Oats and Roasted Barley, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Free Range Coastal Waters and PacMan Yeast.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Portion of a 22 oz bottle into a regular glass. A: Pours a dark burgundy color with good opacity. The head is a two finger mocha shade. Good lacing is left down the glass. S: There’s a decent chocolate character backed by some roasted malts and citrusy hops. The chocolate is sweet, though a touch off putting. Far from bad, though. T: Chocolate gives way to a roasted barley finish, laced with some bitter hops. It strikes a better balance than the double version. All in all, the flavor profile is simple, but not cloying. M: It’s dry and light...at first. This initial sensation cleanses the chocolate sweetness well, however it doesn’t fully clean it up. Therefore, it strikes me as unfocused, as it’s caught between ’dessert beer’ or ’drinkable dry stout’. Drinkable, though. O: This would make a rock-solid everyday stout if it were A) in 6 packs and B) less expensive. It’s still a decent offering, and better than the double.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (2119) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black, nose is light chocolate, taste is bitter, sweet chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Douberd (2211) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
(Rogue Chocolate Stout) Bottle 650 ml at home, poured into a snifter. ABV 6.5 on the importer’s sticker. Totally black colour on the body, very thick as I pour it. Small brown head, maybe half a finger in size, no more than that. Average retention, minimal lacing left behind along with a foam island on the surface. Aroma is full of chocolate, very lactic, oats, light mocha. Very appealing and inviting. Dessert in a glass. Lots of chocolate and all kinds of it. Milky chocolate, dark bitter chocolate, chocolate fudge. All the sweetness balances out on the finish with light roasted malts and a nice, mild bitterness that brings again in mind chocolate. Fantastic! Medium thick body, notable carbonation. Sticky palate. Truly great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1760) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
Sample at Gents Bierfestival 2014. THX for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: chocolate, sweet, coffee. TASTE: chocolate, coffee, bitter, nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wixie (14) - BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
Pitch black, with a large head. Aroma of a stout with some sweet accents. Weak taste, quite bitter. Full body, medium carbonation. Not very special.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike_77 (3037) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma of slightly charred, roasted malts. The chocolatey tones also come through as the beer comes up to temperature. Flavour is roasty and has some light coffee too. Pleasantly chocolatey in the finish and aftertaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (3686) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2014
Sampled @ Gents Bierfestival 2014. 650 ml. bottle. Spare mocha frothy head. Lightly cloudy blackish dark brown. Smell is creamy eastern European chocolate, sugar sugar, vanilla, mocha,..; Taste is sweet, cookies, sweet, sugar, above all creamy eastern European chocolate, chocolate sauce, mocha, vanilla,.. Creamy lighter body. Very nice chocolate beer not top because it still doesn’t accomplish tasting like high quality Belgian chocolate (not sure if any beer has managed doing that) but very enjoyable all the same of course.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cenzura (14) - Warsaw, POLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Aroma: Dark chocolate with great dose of vanilla. The roasted malts takes only small part in overall smell. First impression - very good. Taste: Dark chocolate with very balanced bitterness on the foreground, but a couple second later vanilla joins them and it taste like classy pralines. You can feel a little bit of orange peel and bananas. There is also something like toffee candys. I think that classic chocolate muffin will be the best choice for that beer. To sum up, very good beer, and if you like chocolate stouts it have to take part on your shopping list. Price: [Warsaw, Poland] 34 PLN = 8 Euros

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msbernac (556) - POLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle Aroma-caramel, chocolate, orange Appearance-black, hazy, tan foam, Taste-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lighty sour Palate-full body, thick feel, average carbonation, bitter finish Overall-perfect

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Swaroga (1314) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2014
Butelka 650ml. OCZY : piwo jest ciemnobrązowe ale nie jest przejrzyste i z daleka wygląda na czarne jak smoła. Piana jest średniej wielkości i jest brązowa. NOS : piwo ma rewelacyjne aromaty ciemnych palonych słodów i czekolady. Czekolada wychodzi na pierwszy plan, do tego sporo śmietany i wanilii, toffi... niesamowity zapach mlecznej czekolady i ciepłych lodów. Do tego delikatnie orzechy, sernik, lody bananowe, skórka pomarańczy... zapach ogólnie urzeka. USTA : piwo jest mało nasycone o konsystencji kakaa. Piwo jest faktycznie dosyć słodkie o dominujących nutach ciasta, czekolady i pianki śmietankowej. Gorycz jest subtelna na początku i staje się coraz bardziej wyraźna. Nuty podobne są w części do palonych nut kawy ale tylko w części bo reszta zasługi należy się chmielom. Chmiele są na tyle niezapomniane, że udaje im się wydobyć spod tak mocnego charakteru słodowego tego piwa. Są to nuty podobne do pestki grejpfruta i skórki pomarańczy. Posmak jest subtelny i nie zalega tak jak w tym stylu potrafią piwa. Tutaj mamy do czynienia z typowa cierpkością podobna do popielniczki i gorzkiej czekolady. ODCZUCIA : piwo zrobiło na mnie wrażenie. Jest to pierwsze tak bardzo autentyczne czekoladowe piwo jakie piłem. Oprócz tego jest łatwe w piciu i świetnie zbalansowane. OCENA : smak : 8/10 pijalność : 6/10 styl : +2

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Herbicles69 (47) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Bomber poured into beer mug. It taste of dark chocolate. It starts with a sweet roasted flavor then fades into bitterness with a lingering taste similar to coffee. I would really love to try this on a nitro tap. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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