fiveacestx (546) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber - Well, it’s easy to understand why this brew rates so high. Pours black with a dark tan head. Has an unbelievable chocolate taste. What can I say about this beer that hasn’t already been said? It’s really good!
ABBeerSnob (7) - - MAY 19, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
At 9% ABV, I was a little nervous that the alcohol content would overpower the chocolate, but this was not the case at all. In fact, all I tasted was chocolate. It poured thick out of the bottle, was extremely dark in colour, and was sweet enough to be considered an ’after dinner’ stout.
jerseyjohn71 (164) - corsicana, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
good coco lightly bitter sweet,,,, coffee, caramel, chocolate, hay, toast, resin, leather, earthy, alcohol, cough drop, licorice, raisin, woody, black, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
jandd1983 (2505) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at DLD 2014. It poured a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma was of cocoa, dark malts and a bit of roast. The taste was slightly sweet, chocolate, bitter notes with a faint metallic finish. Very nice.
nimbleprop (4596) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz pour at Bardo DC. Pours an inky black with some creamy tan head. Nose is like a melted box of Milk Duds, chocolate, some raisin. Flavor has a little more complexity, toast, malt, chocolate, a little burnt chile, raisin. Lots of chocolate obviously. Chalky finish.
GreatDane1632 (312) - Louisiana, USA - APR 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a bomber into a Prairie Teku glass -- Pours a dark opaque black with a two finger head that’s a foamy brown. Really not much aroma to speak of. Really great flavor, light malty stout flavor that gives way to a chocolatey flavor, milk-chocolatey that lingers. This is something you could drink as a dessert.
marcus (6342) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Capitol Beer. Pours near black with a thick tan head and a chocolate aroma. There is a rich dark chocolate flavor with a bitter finish. Very nice hopping for an imperial stout.
TXBadger (1246) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a black color with tan head. Chocolate, sweet roasted malts, and more chocolate on the nose; follows onto the palate. Starts and finishes very sweet.
jefcon (1359) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Oozes into the glass like sludge, it’s such a great, thick mess of a stout. Aromas of coffee beans, hay, and chocolate. Tons of semi-sweet chocolate on the palate, with a bright note from the hops -- like candied ginger or lilac. Chocolate finish. Not at all sweet. Drying. Great with anything to give it sweetness, like cookie or caramel or even a little chocolate cake.
eruizgarcia (189) - - APR 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty chocolaty and toasty as expected, but a bit thinner and not as complex as some others. Good but not excellent.