IvoR (81) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Everything in this brew is about chocolate. Pours black with a chocolate-colored head, aroma is of hot chocolate and so is the flavor if we ignore the maltiness and the hoppiness. The latter is overdone IMO and is what breaks the balance for me. Nice, otherwise.
Voodoo (402) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an opaque brown with an large, dense head.......aroma is chocolate, nothing else.....taste is heavy chocolate, slight coffee, medium mouthfeel, light bitterness. A tasty cold winter’s night chocolate bomb.
CVBis007 (51) - - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
If you like chocolate you'll love this beer. The pour is as thick as melted chocolate, it smells of the same, and the flavor is of wonderfully dark and bitter chocolate. The only knock is the predictability of the palate. Chocolate, then chocolate, and finish chocolate.
johnnymusky (428) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bomber thanks dusty....nose is all chocolate...mouth is same...yummy stuff...
hfmejias (905) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured black, small brown head, lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cocoa, malts and coffee. Taste is of bitter chocolate, malts and some spices. Great beer very enjoyable. Boozy, warms you of nicely.
andrewje41 (973) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft pour at the Issaquah brew house. Pours black with a big tan head. Chocolate powder and roasted malt aroma. Huge, sweet chocolate flavor. I’m a total suckered for these super chocolately milk shake flavor beers. This one is no exception. Big creamy chocolate malt finish. Awesome beer. Loved it.
WABeerFiend (274) - - JAN 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 05.15.14.
A: Motor oil. No red at all. 1 finger tan head that retains well.
S: Milk chocolate, cocoa powder, latte.
T: Chocolate is dominant. Slight cocoa roastiness and fig are subtle.
M: Creamy smooth.
O: This has some alcohol warming, but it doesn’t burn the nostrils. The chocolate and fig really come out. This is a great stout, although it is pricey. I wouldn’t buy it again because of what I’ve heard about Rogue, though.
PriorL (2415) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at S&G tasting.
APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, nice stable beige head.
NOSE: kinder bueno, chocolate, some vanilla.
TASTE: kinder bueno, chocolate, too much maybe...
NeuroPliny (208) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from an oversized painted bottle courtesy of JB. Pours black with a mocha head. Aroma is lindor chocolate. Flavour is dark chocolate, expresso, and chocolate-malts. Very smooth chocolate stout. Delicious.
Lagerboy (1442) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml painted bottle. Hueless inky darkest brown, fading mocha head. Aroma is mostly chocolate, toasty, coffee hint. Smooth darker milk chocolate malt taste, milder roasted malts, bittersweet. Soft carbonation, medium-full bodied, lightly hopped. Delicious. Perfect after Christmas dinner sipper. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)