Ron (3167) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark and syrupy with thin tannish head that builds after time and then disapates to nice lacing. Smells like dark chocolate with some coffee. Taste is hershey’s chocolate syrup. Malty with just a little bit of a kick to remind you that there’s alocohol in here. Tasty and interesting. Very enjoyable.
Ughsmash (7424) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750mL bottle. Poured very deep brown with a huge, creamy, sticky, dark head.. looked great in the glass! The aroma picked up a ridiculous amount of mostly sweet chocolate, with milky and vanilla notes accenting.. digging deep, I got very nice piney accents.. hard to get past the chocolate, but it was really welcoming. The flavor found baker’s and sweeter chocolates throughout, with much more impression from the hops (bright pine and floral spiced it up nicely).. warm cake-like impression on the long finish. Medium-plus bodied, dry, and somewhat scratchy on the palate.. not the best feel and flow, but it was a very good brew!
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great red ceramic bottle from Capone’s, which now adorns my bottle collection. Pours onyx with 1-finger brown head. Nose is huge roasty dark malt, dark choc, molasses. Tastes rich dark malty, assertively hoppy, with a gigantic chocolate syrupy and chocolate malt flavor throughout, getting a bit sweeter as it warms, and a very rich, very complex palate. When Rogue gets it right, they really get it right.
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 (11048) - San Diego, California, 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 (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, 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 (4595) - Woodstock, 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 (135) - 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 (2069) - 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!