swoopjones (6909) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
draft at Coles, flatter black pour, little head & lace. Big chocolate aroma & flavor. slight boozy, touch of mint?? Medium to fuller mouthfeel. Pretty good
tastybeer (1847) - Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, courtesy GT2, thanks! Pours black with a thick tan head, good retention/little lace. Aroma of baker’s chocolate, coffee, roast. Taste is more powdered, baker’s chocolate, coffee, soy. Palate is dry, chalky, a bit astringent.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft that must be under nitro. The head is thick and creamy and lasts forever. Everything in a stout u want and expect and more. It lacks in chocolate but still yummy.
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italianjohn (2490) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour tan creamy head, sticky lacing .... aroma overwhelmingly of dark bitter chocolate and light roasted malts .... taste is of bittersweet dark chocolate almost like a bakers chocolate, little sweet and lightly roasted with a dry bitter roasted and hoppy finish .... great looking beer abv hidden well
GT2 (9359) - San Diego County, California, USA - SEP 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL red faux ceramic. Deeper, clear, dark brown to black pour. Thick, deep, mocha foam. Dense and rocky. Nose is olive brine, black olive, melted fudge, plastic, thicker Nestlé Quik. Taste is thinner, dirty, lemon tea, dirt. Another garbage beer from Rogue. Finish is water with lemon. Flavor is surprisingly bland for style.
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rjkreid (191) - SCOTLAND - SEP 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge slabs of cacoa dominate this brew. Not a sweet chocolate, but the potent kick of dark chocolate. The brew has a undertone of roasted malt which quickly morphs into a creamy chocolate experience which goes on to a long finish of biter chocolate. Masks the booze well. Perhaps a little too one dimensional for me... but what a dimension! The epitome of a chocolate stout!
dmac (4682) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brickwall. Poured a deep dark black body with an average sized light tan head. Aroma is amazing, even when cold there is a ton of dark chocolate coming through. Upon some warming it’s loads of dark bakers chocolate, dry brown toast, hint of coffee. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavor is much like the aroma and dominated by dark chocolate along with some dry toast and a touch of bitterness on the end. One of the best chocolate beers I’ve ever had.
maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I was really hesitant to rate this as highly as I did, but I couldn’t help it. Aroma is heavily chocolate influenced with malt and beer undertones. Pours very dark and thick with a moderate head. VERY easy on the palate, to the point that you’re only one step removed from drinking chocolate milk, it’s so smooth. Sweetness of the chocolate combines well with the chocolate from the malts. Damn...
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow amazing beer. Huge chocolate and coffee. And for a big beer still easy to drink. Pours jet black with tan head.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a dark brown head. Bittersweet aroma, definitely a lot of chocolate. The flavor is what you would expect from the aroma, starts out with a little bitterness but finishes with a strong sweet chocolate flavor. Smooth bodied, and an easy to drink imperial stout, hard to believe that it is 9% alcohol. Solid beer.