dumontn (529) - CHICAGO, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with long lasting brown head. Aroma is chocolate cake. Pure, unadulterated chocolate cake. Taste is Portillo’s chocolate cake, Hershey’s chocolate syrup, and a hint of coffee and hop bitterness to balance. Body is full, creamy, low carbonation, chocolatey slightly roasty finish. Overall, this is the best chocolate beer I’ve ever had. Seriously tastes like a chocolate cake in a glass. If you like chocolate, buy this without hesitation.
andyhwcinc (1466) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at Binny’s in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at a good friends house while watching the movie Gran Torino. Appearance is pitch black with very rich dark tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate, espresso, a touch of hazelnut, lactose, really nice, sweet aroma. Taste is similar, can really taste the dark chocolate, a bit of lactose, very rich and decadent. Great stuff.
Bgarnreiter (53) - Alabama, USA - NOV 22, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black pour, carmelly type head with little lacing. smells malty, chocolate, milky, candy and cherries. tastes of milk chocolate with some nice hoppy and malty toasted. fair carbonation, light coffee. lasting taste, thick mouth feel. overall very good beer.
gimmejava (3) - USA - NOV 20, 2011 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent aroma and taste. This became an instant favorite. You will not be disappointed if you like Stouts and chocolate.
KapitiCritique (345) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - NOV 20, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
big body, sticky, very dark bitter chocolate (milk chocolate?!), dark orange-brown head and sticky lacing, good carbonation, smooth finish.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderful, wonderful beer. Truly delicious. Nice chocolate flavor and aroma is complimented by some biscuit, caramel, and other malty flavors. Really great!
quiznoaz (309) - 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 (1923) - 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 (817) - 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 (228) - - 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!