Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Pony Bar, NYC. Pours black with a surprisingly weak, tan head. Aroma is big, rich dark chocolate with roasted malts and mocha at the edges. Medium to big sweet flavor with heavy, dark and bitter chocolate. There of hints of charred toast, earth and burnt moss. Full bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Light warming finish, more strong bitter cocoa, medium roastiness, light grass and earth bitterness. Lasting bitter roast chocolate. LONG lasting. This beer certainly delivers on its claims. Very good.
BoBoChamp (5105) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2013 75cl, at 9%Vol, new American brew Anno 2010, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex sweet Stout, sweet/roasted and slightly malty/bitter, not too heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, good brew, yet expensive!
Christian (10778) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a small tan head. Strong chocolate aroma, almost to the point of being perfumed. Caramel and breadcrust notes are kept in the background. Sweet, dark chocolate flavour with a touch of fruity esters and a slightly bitter finish
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma- milk chocolate, some hops, roasted qualities
Appearance- black with a nice tan head with big white bubbles
Taste- twofold, soft milk chocolate first followed by a massive punch of super pungent hops, mixed finish
Palate- pretty full, slick mouthfeel
Overall- Too frickin’ hoppy for a stout. Quite a bit harsher than Night Stalker from Goose Island, which is also a hoppy stout. Sort of out of proportion. Not what I was expecting.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. WOW. This beer is AWESOME. Nose is pudding, chocolate powder, coffee bean, and chocolate powder. Flavor is chocolate pudding, chocolate powder, and more chocolate. Thick on the tongue. I could dive into superlatives but this beer doesn’t need that; it’s chocolate, and that’s all you need to know. Delicious.
tmongoose (1085) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 20, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on draft poured black with minimal head. the aroma is to die for. the scent of chocolate, cocoa and chocolate with the flavor bringing those same flavors throughout the pour. if you like chocolate you gotta have this at least once. the roast malts are an undertone to the chocolate.
hallinghansen (1735) - Odense S, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Kingcecil, thanks a million. Black body with a medium brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted coffee, light tobbacco. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, light tobbacco. Nice lacings, medium carbonation. Great beer.
HighWine (940) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap flight. Aroma of semisweet chocolate chips. Jet black pour with minimal carbonation. Dark chocolate brownie with chocolate chips in the mouth. Very good.
Rodriguez (205) - Quito, ECUADOR - JAN 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
No hop aroma or taste at all, the bitterness is only because of the chocolate, malts are lost in the taste of this beer, if it can be called beer. Anyway it is a nice chocolate alcoholic drink
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle gets extra points for being very cool. Pours a deep black with a very thick brown head. Aroma is straight up chocolate, reminding me of that ridiculous liquid chocolate drink Starbucks used to have. I love that the flavor has enough light bitterness from the chocolate to keep from drinking like a chocolate milkshake, but you sure can’t forget it’s there...still this is some good chocolate rather than Hershey’s. Very rich, finishes thick without much carbonation, allowing it to really linger. I would love to try this again with some good Belgian chocolate.