quiznoaz (307) - Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Inky black pour, dark head lingers quite a while. Chocolate and cherries and a bit of wood fire on the nose. Lots of dark chocolate flavor, a mouthfeel similar to a good espresso, but not as bright. Lingers on the tongue a while. I really like this one.
Jesterdeal (1581) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of sweet milk chocolate and marshmallow. Pours black with a large dark brown head. Tastes of cocoa, and bitter coffee. Finishes sweet with a nice chocolate aftertaste.
PapaSkeetSkeet (799) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small light-brown head. Aroma is huge milk chocolate. Flavor is massive milk chocolate with a light roast and a moderate caramel-malt sweetness. A lovely desert beer. Right up there with Southern Tier Choklat!!!
Firefly54 (222) - - NOV 13, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Nose is bitter dark chocolate and some dark fruit. Pours a lovely velvety black colour with a thick lasting brown head. Mouthfeel is awesome, really silky, coats the mouth nicely but too cloying. Full on bitter dark Belgium chocolate taste with a touch of hops and malty fruit. Amazing! Want it in a bowl with ice cream!
goatboy (12) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours blackish brown with a chocolate brown head. Aroma is pure chocolate flavor like drinking a chocolate brownie with chocolate syrup, vanilla, roasted coffee and chocolate malt. Medium bodied with Creamy undertones of dark fruit . finish is long and pleasant, very well done.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Hearty, dense near-black pour, utterly opaque with a dark brown finely bubbled crown. Incredibley rich aroma and flavour of fudgey chocolate with underlying brothy undertones, balanced nicely by a bitter finish, whether from hops or charred malt I’m not sure. Mothfeel is velvety and smooth, body is thick and solid. A flavour bomb that maintains balance and offers stunning drinkability despite its size and sweetness. I really dug this.
patricks110 (1554) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A wonderful brew with a purely opaque black pour. A thin cm of dark tan head that leaves massive lacing. The nose is wonderful with tons of chocolate and a sweet roasty malt. Notes of dark and milk chocolate in the taste with a big dark roasted malt. Notes of burnt wood, coffee, and massive chocolate sweetness. Too much sweetness in my opinion. The body is full with a thick and sticky mouthfeel, A bit of alcohol presence on the finish with a moderate hop bitterness and dry, bitter aftertaste.
smaynard6000 (511) - Apopka, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head. Aroma is of roasted malt and chocolate. Strong roasted chocolate malt flavor that dominates the palate. Creamy mouthfeel with lingering dark chocolate finish. Very nice.
reebtogi (3802) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 4, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle labeled at 8%ABV pours black in color with two and a half fingers of light brown head which leaves a very nice lacing on side of glass. Aroma is mostly butterscotch and chocolate. Taste is a rich roasted malt sweetness with some butterscotch and chocolate and a moderate hoppy bitter finish. This is a smooth tasty brew with a medium body and carbonation.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at WOB, Pitch black with a creamy khaki film. Amazing chocolate aroma, milk chocolate , cocoa nibs and roasted malts. Creamy full body. slightly dry finish. Bitter chocolate flavors, hints of vanilla and espresso. Nice balance of chocolate and malts . Really nice one.