Leafs93 (1833) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours inky black with a dark brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and more chocolate. Taste is roasty sweet chocolate. Mouth feel was thinner than anticipated. Overall this is a chocolate stout done right, the sweetness is tempered exceptionally well with the roastyness.
Art (2121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong chocolate aroma. Pours a dark dark brown. Extra oily palate. Bitter flavor but good overall. Better than double mocha.
jimhilt (2454) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a five finger tan head that fades very slowly to a ring leaving a good lace. Black color, no highlights. Good carbonation and heavy bodied. Chocolate nose and flavor is sweet baked chocolate. Label has the ABV at 9% but its hidden. $12 for a 750ml bottle from Tully’s Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
Beerman6686 (5151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a darker brown color with a tan head. Aroma was roast, lots of milk chocolate, some chocolate covered cherries too. Flavor was sweeter than expected from the aroma, lots and lots of milk chocolate with light roast, some booze there too and a bit of astringent bitterness..
jesperhammer (3368) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
31-DEC-2011, bottle @home, from "Fish & Beer".
Black with low fluffy brown head.
Chocolate and cocoa nose.
Taste is bitter roasted with sweet chocolate.
Cocio:-) Best chocolate stout out there?
Worked perfect with chocolate cake.
boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Yep I finially did it gave a perfect rating. My first beer ever.
I have had this beer in my cellar for two years. I have been a little scared of it from time to time. But what the he’ll it’s Christmas and a big wonderful steak to drink it with.
Let’s do this-
Look. One of the darkestest I have ever seen. It seems like it lumped out of the bottle. It looked amazing. The head was the darkest I have ever seen. It looked like a normal stout head that got burnt a little. Head lasted 2 finger high for at least 4-5 min.
Smell- Carmel at first which moved towards chocolate and cocco. It smelled just like a Hersey syrupe mixed chocolate milk. You know the type you made after school groaning up.
Taste- milk chocolate with a smooth Carmel. Starts with a alcohol bite at first that rolls into honey and milk. Pure joy. The taste is of a strong stout with a pleasant sweetness. Butter.
Feel- yep a full meal in a glass. Thick heavy and smooth.
Overall. Top5 beer of all-time todate. Yes first 5 across...best stout I have ever had.
Damn you rogue. I want to hate you after the way yourcrewtreated me and my family in Newport this summer on our family vacation. Serious I try to find ways to hate them but2 of 5 favorite beers come from them.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled in the bomber. Aged for about 15 months. The overall pop of the chocolate flavor was mildly noticeable in the aroma but was heavily present in the flavor of the brew. A really top shelf brew.
drseusszb200 (687) - Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured black k with no real year smelled of very bitter chocolate. Tasted of bitter chocolate and booze. Too much booze for me but decent
cgarvieuk (16775) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home ... deep black ... firm tan head .... soft sweet cadburies drinking chocolate nose ... rich malts ... bitter chocolate ... heavy and dark ... bitter chocolate ... dark roast ... nice long bitter chocolate malt linger ... tiny coffee charcoal hints
mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a great beer, however it was expensive ($14.99 + tax). A lot of chocolate and coffee up front, but it finished with a hard hop bitterness. Don’t get me wrong, I love hops! However, this beer has too much hoppiness in the finish. Cut down on the hops and therefore cutting the price and you have a GREAT beer!