KajII (799) - 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...
Slautar (59) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hevelka 2015 (dzień drugi, epizod szósty). Niestety zbliża się dla mnie moment zakończenia tej wyjątkowo udanej imprezy. Czas na coś wyjątkowego więc podchodzę do Alchemików. Moja uwagę przykuwa napis "Wyjątkowy stout" pod produkcją browaru Rogue. Chcolate Stout rzeczywiście pachnie jak wyjątkowo dobra czekolada. Niestety na zapachu porównanie z czekoladą się kończy bo w smaku jej w ogóle nie czuję. Może się nie znam a może to po prostu zmęczenie materiału.
johnnymusky (537) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Delicious brew..tons of chocolate and smooth as hell....yummy...
Really great stuff....(#537)....
Bricks (722) - Delaware, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid stout appearance.. just a bit below the gold standard. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, lactose.. maybe a hint of licorice. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, with a touch of bitterness... Palate is a 4.5, but I’ll round up to 5... close enough. Taste is good.. somewhat bland.. I get the oats, chocolate.... respectable.
kalki (20) - - JUN 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice stout, odd chocolate malt notes, mild to medium carbonation. Didn’t seem interesting enough to surprise me - just a nice tasting beer. Nothing special
hopwine (522) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
The nose is coffee grounds, brownie, bakers chocolate. Flavor is same plus roasted chestnuts, char. Chocolatey but not sweet.
Patersoi (47) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours totally black with short lasting dark tan head. Creamy mouthfeel but chocolate dominates. Maybe a bit forced at the end of the day. Still coffee and roasted flavours and enough bitterness to make it still pleasant to drink. Way too expensive at $14 for a longneck
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willisread (715) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Mitsuya’s labeled ’Chocolate Bear Beer Bitter’. Poured into an English tulip pint. Deep brown with some slight ruby highlights with a tan head that leaves a nice ring throughout. Big bakers chocolate nose with some earthy hops, burnt espresso, cacao nibs and cocoa powder all present. Average carbonation with a cola-like mouthfeel. Taste is bittersweet with a great lasting biter finish that lingers like pure baking cocoa on the tongue. There’s a really nice acidity balance present as well. Really nice stout.
16erBlech (231) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUN 3, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Draught at Brickmakers/ Wien 7. Liquid bitter chocolate. Extremely good..........
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swannycellars (40) - Swanbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from swanbourne. Deep brown pour with beige head. Lots of vanilla and milk choc on the nose. Flavour is choc as expected but quite a firm bitterness and boozy finish. Seemed a bit out of whack. Still ok
chucklemation (731) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a jet black color with a foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roast. Flavor is bittersweet chocolate. Overall pretty good, though the bitterness is a bit harsh.