eManu (494) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From draft at Taps KL. Black body with a thin biege head. Aroma of light chocolate and hops. Flavors of very tasty chocolate, malts and herbs, light hop bitterness. Quite dry finish, with great full bodied. Very enjoyable. Would recommend and drink again.
oliodnb (538) - ITALY - FEB 17, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl bottle shared. Pours black with a thick, uneven bubbly head. Aroma is sweet with roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, some banana. All mixed up it resembles some chocolate/fruit dessert. Taste is a ton of chocolate flavors, roastiness, some coffee. Milky sweetness before a light acidity. Bitter finish with some ground coffee note. Smooth thick mouthfeel, medium to full body, medium carbonation.
EtTuCthulhu (1384) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours a thick black color with a medium tan head, and the aroma blends vanilla, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate. The taste is mildly bitter, slightly sweet, and slightly umami with an aftertaste reminiscent of choco powder due to the drying effect. The palate fuses a medium-full body, oily texture, and a soft carbonation.
bnoel09 (488) - Elk Grove, California, USA - FEB 16, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bomber into a shaker. Jet black with a thin, oily brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and a huge dose of chocolate with a little bit of booze in the background. Flavor is not overly complex, but damn it’s good! Nice roasted malt notes paired with an incredible amount of chocolate without being overly sweet. Medium bodied with a lightly bitter finish with some alcohol apparent. While this is a bit one-dimensional, it is very good for what it is! Perfect dessert beer.
Gription79 (2647) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 750ml bottle. The aroma is filled marshmallow and chocolate. The flavor is rich dark chocolate, roasted malts, slightly hop fruitiness, caramel notes. This is a rich chocolate stout. Paired this with some brie and the creamy cheese brought out some fruity alcohol notes.
giancarloh (75) - - FEB 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good Chocolate stout but not the best I've had good color and body and since it is from Rogue it deserve a good rating these people are great!!
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich and dark. Not the best chocolate stout I’ve ever had but still quite solid. Thin finish. Tried at On the Rocks at a chocolate stout tasting.
TheCaptMatey (188) - Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a black colour with a toffee coloured head that left beautiful lacing. Aroma is rich with dark chocolate and caramel. Flavor is of bitter dark chocolate, caramel, and roasted malts. Medium bodied with light malt bitterness that lingers as the chocolate notes fade.
AWISLguy (1810) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Woodmans in Waukesha, for my 150th impy stout! Black pour with a bit of a foamy brown head. Some spots of lace. Aroma has big chocolate, chocolate liqueur with loads of caramel. Taste is of sweet chocolate, bakers chocolate, caramel and some roast. Medium to full bodied, with some alcohol. Finishes nicely balanced between bitter and sweet. With length. Very nice tasty brew! 15.8
IvoR (90) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Everything in this brew is about chocolate. Pours black with a chocolate-colored head, aroma is of hot chocolate and so is the flavor if we ignore the maltiness and the hoppiness. The latter is overdone IMO and is what breaks the balance for me. Nice, otherwise.