KajII (770) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark muddy brown almost black with an average (1-2 finger) medium brown rocky head that receded steadily, down to a thin film with a large collar and had fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was loaded with chocolate right up front along with some burnt malts, a light resin hop and a doughy yeast and had notes of coffee, dark chocolate and a mild nutty presence.
Taste was bitter sweet and malty with a note of dark chocolate in the beginning, and then became moderately bitter with a bold dose of coffee and yes more bitter chocolate towards the finish. The flavor hung around for quite a long time after the swallow, with a very bitter mocha coffee taste left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was full in body with a dry, oily texture and a nice soft carbonation.
Overall and simply put, this brew is a Chocoholics dream and I am hooked...
mintzmeet (136) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
smells like chocolate shake. pretty carbonated. dreamily creamy. earthy oatey flavor, rich chocolate truffle finish
MikeKeller (775) - Kemi, FINLAND - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ BBF 2014. Black beer with a beige head. Aroma has delicious dark chocolate roasted malts and sweet coffee. Flavour has a lot coffee, malts and chocolate. Despite all this it’s not too heavy, quite fresh actually.
Fatehunter (1092) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is rich chocolate, a little coffee, and roasted malt.
The taste is nice and chocolaty with some mild coffee bitterness in the background to balance it out.
The texture is crisp with some smoothness on the side and moderate carbonation.
Pyrmir (2766) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pipes of Scotland. Black with tan head. Aroma with massive milk chocolate plus some darker chocolate notes, roasted and creamy. Taste is not as thick as the smell promised, massive chocolate, milk chocolate, light smoke with low bitterness. Decent
BlazerT (32) - POLAND - APR 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Teku/Nonic glass. Pitch black with great, medium lasting, beige, big head. Good lacing. Aroma is not very inviting. Aroma is chocolate, but block of chocolate not hot liquid chocolate. This is really nice and the aroma is not too strong. Taste is coco, dark chocolate, some roasted malts. Medium sweet, light to medium bitter with some very light sour elements. Thick texture, creamy, low carbonation, medium body. In overall you really feel that chocolate, it could be more sweet, beside chocolate nothing knocked me down. Worth trying.
andriesradu (402) - ROMANIA - APR 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From tap @ BBF 2014. Nice aroma, chocolate with coffee, sweet, nesquik. Flavor has moderate bitterness with notes chocolate, light roasted malt, sweet.
andregoncalves (1098) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Barcelona Beer Festival 2014. Dark dark red color. Thin to medium head. Smooth body. Chocolate and roasted aroma. Where’s my milk? :(
Brenhophead (524) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650mL bottle. Pours pitch black with a nice mocha head. Amazing milk chocolate aroma which follows through to the flavour with a bitter coffee backing and a slight spice/fruitiness from the hops. Nice beer.
Herabek (2) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - APR 5, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent on tap, chocolate aroma and aftertaste are exceptional. Smooth texture, smallish tan head and a hint of malty sweetness.
Malrider69 (15) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent stout. Pours with a well defined head and appearance is near perfect. Moderate flavour of chocolate, but not too strong to overpower the hops, as well as a slight hint of coffee.