slowrunner77 (6165) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
"Pretty much exactly what I hoped it would be. Took the awesome bitter bakers chocolate in the chocolate stout, and amped up the flavor and body without adding any heat."
Tsekouratos (386) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - SEP 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Local Pub, Athens Greece. Black color with a thin brown head. Aromas of milk chocolate and, bitter chocolate. Sweet taste of chocolate and dark fruits, maybe raspberries. Medium aftertaste. Medium body with medium carbonation.
GlasgowTAD (175) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Black as the night. Short lasting head. Aroma of syrup, cocoa and brownie mix. Taste of indulgent velvety dark chocolate, this drinks like a milkshake it is that thick and rich.
Bruds (36) - - AUG 30, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious. One of my favorites. Pours jet black. Can’t see through it. Very little head. Aroma of chocolate, tastes of chocolate, finishes sweet.
ilovedarkbeer (2369) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black brown color with a lacy brown head. Notes of Hershey’s syrup, oreo cookie, roasted malt, plastic / sour malt, and metal. Very soft mouthfeel and a medium long finish.
Caytinator (990) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Glass on tap. Yeah it’s amazing, and lives up to the hype. Just enough chocolate, thank god they added enough alcohol to balance it, NOT a session beer, super-viscous. No lacing, small head fades off. Yeah everything is perfect. Strong balanced mouthfeel. What a beaut.
mtdewa1 (374) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2014 Aroma is chocolate. Dark pour khaki head. Taste is chocolate and a bit off coffee. A little more carbonated than most. Lingering dark chocolate taste. Smooth and easy drinking. Good overall.
mcclainc50 (212) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark brown with a light tan head leaving heavy lacing. Nice chocolate aroma with roasted malt nose. Mild chocolate flavor up front with notes of coffee and malt. Thinner mouthfeel for a stout but still a very good stout.
Bulk_Carrier (2313) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Into a snifter, the pour shows a nice jet black color in its initial appearance. The head had a tan one finger foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace leaving some light lacing here and there.
The smell has a rich sticky sweet dark chocolate and allows a nice sweet milk chocolate coming in heavy. After the chocolates, a light roasty coffee comes in with a subtle vanilla which then is followed by a super light caramel aroma.
The taste took all of these flavors and combined extremely nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a sticky chocolate aftertaste and finish.
Overall, this was a pretty good Double Stout I’d have again.
Darkmagus82 (1864) - - AUG 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-13-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz snifter
Appearance –Served a black brew with a small tan head. The head fades fast to a thin film leaving a great level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is rich and strong. It is heavy of a sweet mild chocolate smell. Mixed with these aromas are lighter notes of a vanilla and light caramel smell. Overall, big and delicious.
Taste – The flavor starts out of a smooth semi-sweet chocolate flavor mixed with a roasted malt taste. Vanilla soon comes to the tongue and along with it some sweeter and more sugary flavors of caramel and molasses. While it comes to the tongue, the sweetness soon dwindles some as more roasted malt and a bitter chocolate flavor then come to the tongue. While not detected in the slightest in the nose, at the very end a light alcohol flavor comes to the tongue and leaves a very nice bitter chocolate booze flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the medium to more creamy side with a carbonation level that was rather average. It was an alright mouthfeel, although more creaminess and a bit less carbonation would have likely better suited the chocolate, roast and alcohol flavors of the brew.
Overall – It is a rather tasty brew and the name is very appropriate. It begins with sweeter chocolate and then turns more to a bitter chocolate, with big dose of chocolate in the nose. It is tasty and well worth a try.