olio (5123) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
65 cl bottle (9% abv) @ Timo A.
Pours jet black color with a small beige head. Aroma is as it promises, extremely chocolaty, cocoa, some roasted malts, caramel, toffee, faint licorice, coffee and some subtle hops. Flavor is quite smooth with intense chocolate, dry cocoa, vanilla, faint licorice on the background, some oat, dark bready notes, syrup and some lingering bitter malts. Very oily texture, velvety smooth palate, lingering sweet chocolaty aftertaste. Nice balance. Excellent.
Reganstout (4) - - JAN 18, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Looking upon the bottle and cracking the cap, I knew this was going to be an incredible stout. Dark elixir poured from the spout into my snifter...but seriously, creamy delicious chocolatey ambrosia.
AHSlowhand (32) - - JAN 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle, thanks to Reganstout!! Strong chocolate malt on the head. Milk Chocolate bomb!!! No booze present, very well masked. Great chocolate stout.
bpreo (1377) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and high in alcohol content. Very rich and tasty, but not at all overpowering on the sweet side.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from South Bay Drugs: Created a thick development of foamed head while the liquid was a black as used engine oil. The smell is strong with a sweet blend of chocolate chips and a cup of hot cocoa. Flavors are a rich and robust combination of bitter and sweet chocolates while there is a roasted down profile of dark malts. The flavor is much stronger than the regular chocolate stout and this would be such a delicious beer to have for breakfast with some pancakes or French toast.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml. that says 9% abv (not 8.7 as listed here). Pours opaque black with a lasting spit of creamy bubbles. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla and a touch of iron akin to blackstrap molasses. Taste is none too complex, pretty much a chocolate malted. Medium-heavy body is slightly to the sweet side, but has enough acidic cocoa and roast to tone it down. Topped off by just the right amount of smooth carbonation and not a hint of the 9%, this dessert beer is dangerously drinkable.
Chalsk (1005) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Leaf. Pours an dark brown to black with caramel colored head. Aroma of chocolate with a roast layer balanced by vanilla and cream. A creamy, roasty, heavy chocolate taste. Milk shake worthy. Damn tasty.
matthewjk (843) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This expensive trip was not worth going on. Rogue’s double chocolate comes in too hot and probably too hoppy as well. This beverage has too much flotsam and jetsam in it. I should be loving on this thing, but it’s I’m just not on board with this one.
gkeh (106) - Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2014 I mean what is there to say? The name speaks for itself. Super chocolaty, thick mouthfeel... Simply amazing.
onceblind (3539) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Inky black pour with a nose of bitter dark cocoa and burnt licorice, perhaps a bit of caramel as well. The flavor is huge with sweet dark cocoa, vanilla, slightly burnt licorice, and salted caramel. And more dark chocolate.