ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with a thick chestnut colored head and drippy lace. Aroma is roasty with metallic undertones. Flavor is much of the same. Dry finish
BeerandBlues2 (8445) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mellow Mushroom in Huntsville, AL. Pours opaque with a small, fizzy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate, toffee, nutty), average hops (floral, grassy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of prune and dates. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, chocolate, toffee, rich), average hops (floral, grassy), and average esters (fruity) with notes of alcohol, prune, dates, and brown sugar. Full body, medium warmth, carbonation, and creaminess with a dry finish.
Braudog (5347) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the red-painted bottle. Sexy pour of deep dark chocolate brown with a creamy head. The aroma is tantalizing to say the least; full of dark chocolate allure. The flavor is darn close to hot chocolate, with a little hint of an alcoholic kick and subtle bitterness. With a nice creamy, milky mouthfeel, this is damn near the perfect after-dinner beverage. Outstanding! (#4066, 1/30/2011)
ChainGangGuy (4229) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 27, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
16 ounce pint - $7.00 at Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Inky black body with fizzling head the color of toasted khaki-colored pants.
Smell: Sniff it up! Smells like choklat, er, I mean double chocolaty.
Taste: Roasty, caramel-coated malts adulterated with a strong dark bittersweet chocolate flavor. Touch of dark fruitiness. You can tell there’s a bitterness present, but any hop flavor is entombed beneath the chocolate. Very minute amount of astringency arrives late, striking the back of the tongue. Splash of Starbuck’s VIA instant coffee. Sliver of alcohol warmth. Longly lingering chocolate taste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation. Velvety, weighty mouthfeel.
Drinkability: Did you enjoy Choklat? Then, you should enjoy this as well. Did you dig Double Chocolate Stout? Then, you should dig Choklat, too. Although, the three percentage points less alcohol is appreciated.
v8powered (111) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amazing imperial mOcha. This beer has incredible chocolate coffee and vanilla notes. Pours dark.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is pitch black with a small tan head. Nose is mostly of chocolate along with some roasty notes as well. Taste is of all different kinds of chocolate. Rather smooth mouth feel, though rather thick.
bubbleflubber (1635) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 22, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous! Pours the deepest mahogany, with a thick deep brown ice-cream head that retains for a long time, leaving chunky pocked lacing. The aromas are of heavy chocolate. Flavors of baker’s chocolate, dark chocolate roasts, some earthen bitters, and a deep chocolate semi-sweet finish. Boy oh boy, the chocolate abounds in this brew! What a wonderful offering, with a thick, creamy mouthfeel and big, bold body. Roasted chocolate loveliness!
asheft (2372) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[on tap at Irish Pol, Philadelphia]
Intense chocolate brownie aroma with quite a bit of vanilla. Thick, opaque black under a thin, brown ring and patch. Potent chocolate and vanilla flavour with some bourbon roasted barley and generous black malt bitterness. Full body, moderate carbonation, slightly bitter chocolate finish.
tgncc (2497) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excellent beverage, clearly surpassing its predecessor. The aroma is a very nice roatyness, dark bitter chocolate. The color is jet black, dark tan head, oily, viscous appearance. The flavor is chocolate milk, espresso, vanilla. The finish is pure roasted coffee, but like a smooth roasted coffee. After a few seconds, a slight pine bitterness emerges. Mediium/thick to thick in body, creamy mouthfeel. Excellent.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a bg dark tan head,nice retention, very viscous... Loads of dark chocolate, some milk chocolate also, lactic, no real burnt or roasty notes, no hops... Milky, alcohol aroma... Flavor, alcohol, chocolate, creamy, undertones of dark fruit.. Lively, creamy, medium full bodied... Good, kinda one note dark chocolate...