ComradeK (1084) - Sydney, - MAY 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a medium tan head, which lasts reasonably well but does not leave much lacing. Bitter roasted malt and bittersweet cocoa notes mix with sweeter milk chocolate and very light citrus hops in the aroma. Mild herbal and lemon hops up front lead into a bitter cocoa kick, which smoothes out into full-bodied milk chocolate. Roasty malt notes come into the mid-palate, with cocoa and lemon hops in the finish. There is dry, bitter cocoa aftertaste. This is much more bitter than other chocolate stouts I have tried, which have tended towards the smooth and sweet end of the spectrum. It’s an interesting contrast to those, and a novel take on the style, not to mention a very fine beer.
Gangstergafje (489) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer has a beautiful dark appearance. The color of the beer is a nice dark brown, with a slightly ruby red glow. The beer pours a nice soft creamy foam, with a yellowish color. The bulk of the foam collapses, to leave almost nothing behind. The smell is very nice. There is a good sweet chocolate aroma, combined with some nice roasted aromas. It reminds me of the Porterhouse Chocolate Truffle Stout. All those nice dark bitter tones, balanced out by the sweetness of the chocolate, delicious. There are also some nice fresh hop tones in the smell. The taste of the beer is slightly less. There is less of the chocolate deliciousness. There are some nice roasty bitter tones and a fresh fruity hop flavor. The aftertaste is nice and bitter. All in all, a delicious stout, like it should be. A good preparation for my trip to Dublin
vipinvelp (3478) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black, light brown lasting lacing foam head. Stron chocolate aroma, getting better when beer gets warmer. Bitter chocolate taste, great beer. (Sofia 201604)
Scrumpy369 (208) - - APR 12, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at hopaholic. Black colour with a small fast disappearing black head. Nose of cocoa and some light rhum in the background. Taste is chocolate wih some roasted malts. Nice beer, but hoped for a fuller mouthfeel.
Martinus (4350) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - MAR 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, firm beige head. Aroma of chocolate, loads of chocolate, light soy sauce. Flavour chocolate, bit sweet. Finish malts, chocolate and cacao.
(from 355mL bottle shared @ home. As Chocolate Bear Beer. Thanks for bringing me the bottle, Katrin)
Fisler (332) - Bamberg, GERMANY - MAR 10, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Ein Stout kann im Glas kaum was verkehrt machen. Schön hier: Der leicht braune Schaum, erinnert gleich an Luftschokolade. Und die riecht man auch, superlecker. Reingebissen, klar, ein Stout, und mit dem Abgang kommt die Schoki, leckerleckerlecker, etwas bitter, dann süß, megasüffig. Gigantisches Dessert-Bier!
tandembrauer (1000) - Stavanger, NORWAY - FEB 29, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, burnt wood, coffee. Taste is a mixture of sweetness (lactose?) and roasted bitterness. Smooth mouth feel.
cagou007 (830) - FRANCE - FEB 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black with medium brown head. Nose is chocolate and cream. Aromas are dark chocolate, coffee, wood and roasted malts. Average carbonation, medium body. Long bitter and chocolate finish. Very nice chocolate stout!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
M_Sack (569) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep black, thin mocha coloured head, medium lacing. Massive Milk chocolate aromas. Great interplay between chocolate, bitter hops, oats and roasted malts which provide a smoky finish. Minimal carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. Magnificent beer.
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Punkero (190) - FINLAND - FEB 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mediocre foam. Chocolate, duh. Espresso. Watery. Slightly roasted. Meh. Choco-too-late-not-for-the-second-round.
OllieBBommel (1398) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: black with dark brown head.
Aroma: roasted malt, chocolate, some coffee.
Taste: lot of chocolate, balanced bittersweet.
Palate: smooth, lasting body, low carbonation.
Overall: very nice.