Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
$12.00/750 ml painted red bottle. Pours dark black with a large head(though it may have been from a rigurous pour). The aroma does not let down, most especially it does not let down this beer’s name. A really great chocolate aroma. At first the mouthfeel is what I first notice: like a creamy chocolate shake. Big layers of chocolate that is very smooth and milky. The alcohol shows itself, only moderately. This beer has a top notch creamy stout mouthfeel that I just don’t get in most Imperial Stouts I’ve tried.
RobertDale (4261) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. bottle. Pours almost black with a nice tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roast. Taste is malt, milk chocolate, and some coffee. One of the best chocolate stouts.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice black with a large dark tan head. This beer is yummy,there is a bitter chocolate taste and a roasted coffee taste, followed by a slight spicyness. This beer is creamy and thick, Mmmmm Mmmmm Mmmmm.
b33f (23) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is by far the best chocolate stout I have ever tasted. Draft, poured into an American pint glass.
Appearance: Opaque black with one finger of thick chocolate milk colored head.
Aroma: A roasty cocoa and coffee scent.
Taste: A strong semi-sweet chocolate flavor, with roasted coffee undertones. The after taste is exactly like that of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Palate: Thick and milky, leaves the mouth coated with a pleasant semi-sweet chocolate flavor.
This is the tastiest beer I have had in a long time. I will definitely be buying some whenever I see it again.
JDBaker11058 (1537) - Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: viscous dark brown which, when poured vigorously, creates two fingers of slowly shrinking mocha head; the whole thing sits in the glass like a dollop of chocolate pudding. Aroma: chocolate (surprisingly, ha) with some roast espresso, vanilla, and caramel. Taste: bittersweet dark chocolate, cocoa powder, sweetened condensed milk, coffee, graham crackery malts, with just a whisper of pine needles. Finish: creamy, bittersweet, with roasty chocolate notes lingering forever. Notes: A chocolate bomb with a big, rich palate. Somehow not a sipper, but not a gulper either. It helps that they kept the alcohol down, which allowed the flavors of the chocolate to really take point without boozy interference.
ScoWRee (401) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark brown, almost black. A very thin tan bubble head. Aroma of cocoa a roasted malt. Taste is roasty and chocolate. A hint bitter. A very nice Stout.
baraciisch (2300) - California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown black in color... Aroma is intensely chocolatey... Flavor is really chocolatey, milk chocolate and minimal notes of coffee bitterness... Phenomenal beer
dagimp (829) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a fancy red bottle into a pilsner glass. No date on bottle. Very small whiteish head with little lacing. Aroma is cocoa and chocolate syrup. Pours a very dark black but it's actually quite thin. Mouthfeel is thin and a bit oily. Taste is straight up chocolate syrup. Pretty one dimensional and sweet. Like a toned down version of ST Chokolat. Pass on this one for sure. I try to like Rogue but I think this is my last time giving them another shot. Good marketing, meh beer.
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Jimthechap (2057) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh stouty stouty stoutiness, I really love my stout.
I don’t usually include points for packaging and I shan’t here, but it really is a striking looking bottle. The beer itself is as black as sin, but for the creamy looking mocha coloured head. The aroma isn’t massively complex like the last imperial stout I reviewed, but it is laced with charm: chocolate, cocoa butter, milo on milk (as any kiwi kid will tell you about), dusty Dutch cocoa it is a sensual symphony, an olfactory orgasm, an organoleptic orgy of charismatic chocolately wonder. Someone must have murdered Willy Wonka and thrown him in the boil and if he knew what his demise produced, I’m sure he died happy. The mouthfeel is of plentiful mousse and then those satisfying allusions to chocolate surge, rush and flow forward across the tongue with a good gripping dark chocolate bitterness. The finish is a lipsmacking kiss from a dusky maiden that leaves you delighted and reeling. As if Jessica Rabbit grabbed your face and planted a smacker on it, followed in turn by Halle Berry, Thandi Newton and Tyra Banks. It might be love.
I may need a little lie down after this.
TheHopster (920) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle). A nice surprise by Keg_Juggler. Pours a black-brown complexion with fluffy head and long-lasting lacing. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Flavor is chocolate malt and hops with alcohol noted. Decent body. Sadly, for the price, this is a five dollar beer in a ten dollar bottle.
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