KajII (782) - 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...
Anatole (112) - BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Avalanche de chocolat sans écoeurer. Assez légère et facile à boire. Bonne stout mais pas si exceptionelle que ca.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2045) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared at my Summer Plunder Tasting by Kery. A dark cola pour which is black with ruby highlights. 5% great cocoa nib aroma very smooth. Medium bodied with a bitter dark cacao flavor and some sweet vanilla notes. A nice solid chocolate stout.
Majek (333) - Ząbki, POLAND - SEP 8, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Totally black with thick beige head. Nice lacing. Strong aroma of sweet chocolate, hint of vanilla and mocha. Good at nose, but taste is even better! Lots of chocolate, coffee with milk and vanilla background. Texture is oily. Full body. Low carbonation. Awesome stout, one of the best I’ve drank.
nilsas (1393) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dyp sort farge. Lite skum, ring langs kant. Mye duft av sjokolade, kaffe og vanilje. Gos smak av sjokolade, kaffe og vanilje.
Pdubyah (384) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I wanted more than I got. The aroma is amazing, but aside from that I thought this let me down somehow. It’s not bad, it’s just not good.
Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate stout with thick, beige, creamy head and dark mahogany colour, approaching black. Aroma strongly dominated by cocoa powder, toffee and chocolate bars, some coffee and dark fruits as well; very chocolatey taste, like a fluid bar of bitter chocolate, powdery, soft mouthfeel, oats and cocoa powder, sweetish and yeasty but assertively roasted bitter in the end with leafy hops. Great if you like chocolate.
Beerhunter111 (7382) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes fast schwarzes Bier mit schöner bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch intensiv schokoladig, röstmalzig, Vanille. Geschmack röstmalzig, Schokolade, Vanillee, leicht würzig.
Stuu666 (2283) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at brewdog Edinburgh. Pours black, nose is light chocolate, taste is bitter, sweet chocolate.
Douberd (2284) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
(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!
PriorL (1777) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.