ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Bamsen78 (5072) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy very dark brown with airy dark tan head. Clea aroma of chcocloate, coffee and malt, with hints of fruit. Sweetish flavour of chocolate and malt, with bitter, roasty notes of coffee and touches of yeast, vanilla and fruit. Malty and estery aftertaste with roasty notes. Good.
Maracuja05 (743) - Mainz, GERMANY - OCT 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[backlog] 25-09-15 // bottle shared at Spiegelau Masterclass Tastin, Frankfurt. Poured into Stout glass. Dark brown almost black. Beige foamy head. Intense chocolate in the nose. Taste is forward chocolate malt, some caramel and roasted notes. Very cream texture.
Blueshawk (406) - Bad Bellingen, GERMANY - SEP 14, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
- schöne fast schwarze Farbe
- Aromen nach Schoko und Vanille, mit einer wunderbaren
Intensität, wie ich sie selten bei einem Bier erlebt habe
- leicht ölige Konsistenz mit optimaler Kohlensäurebeigabe
- eine leichte Grundbitternis begleitet das Bier geschmacklich
so perfekt, dass es nie ins unangenehm Süße abrutscht
- auch im Abgang bleibt das Ganze unverändert in Balance
Fazit: Stout At It’s Best
BeerRenter76 (834) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of chocolate (of course) some coffee and fruit notes also present. The body is dark black and a creamy dark tan head. The flavor is all chocolate, it seems to change from a bitter dark to a sweeter lighter chocolate as it goes down. Overall a pretty nice beer so if you like chocolate and beer this one is for you. Originally rated on 11/2/08.
Bebum (785) - USA - SEP 12, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full body, sweet&sour, atrong chocolate flavor. Opaque.
Very tasty. Worth searching
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
VDuquerroux (1278) - Airvault, FRANCE - SEP 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 650mL. Home. A shining black beer with a medium beige foamy head ; average retention. Roasty nose, chocolate, light coffee, herb, cereal. Medium dry bitter refreshing ; sweet note. Medium body, thin creamy texture, soft carbonation, bitter dry chocolate lasting finish. Overall, great ! Not so sweet.
tekstr1der (388) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Disappointing as I really enjoy their double version. Pours dark with small brown head. Aroma is the best part with chocolate dominating as expected among the roast. Flavor does not follow. Initial chocolate fights to remain known through the sip, while semi-sour notes, and not quite matching hop bitterness takes over. Finish is a little biting. Could be smoother and sweeter to be enjoyable for me.
PugUglyBrewer (192) - - AUG 22, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a Guinness pint glass the head reaches about 3 fingers of a pillowy khaki colored head which dissipates in moderate timeliness. The aroma and flavor are sensually potent for a fat man like me because this is the first sweet stout that emphasizes the cocoa flavor deftly. The creamy mouthfeel adds a milkshake quality that denotes greatness for a one-of-kind dessert stout.
Enteogenisk (158) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in wine glass. Pours black with a medium- carbonation leaving low anticipation. The aroma is good though. Dense with chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is rather balanced with an initial fruity note that is sedated once finishing the bottle.
Anthobeers (91) - - AUG 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bonne bière, mousse légère, arômes multiples et parfois surprenant, niveau gustatif généreux. Globalement une bière sympathique