ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated 3/17/13. Bottle says 9%. Portion of a 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours an opaque black color. The head is a one finger tan shade that retains fairly poorly.
S: Though chocolaty, it perhaps lacks the vibrant intensity of, say, Choklat. Actually, the more it opens up, the stronger the chocolate note becomes. Hard to smell anything else here, as expected. Iím docking points because something hereís rubbing me the wrong way - perhaps an artificial tone? Still a likable aroma.
T: Drier than the nose would lead me to believe. The opening is pure chocolate while the midtaste tries to balance it out with an upsurge of strong roasted barley and coffee. Finish has a bit of hoppiness to it, as well...and some strange chemical flavors. Honestly - and I say this as a HUGE fan of Choklat - the chocolaty flavors clash with the roasted and burnt bitterness. Itís not fantastic, or even good, but itís easy to drink at least.
M: Like I said in the flavor, this is very dry. Seems like the aim here was for drinkability, and it does succeed here somewhat. Not as cloying as expected - maybe its because Iím not drinking a whole bottle of this solo.
O: This is NOT a true dessert beer, as any sweetness the chocolate provides (and it does provide a good deal) is scrubbed clean by the roasted and hop bitterness. And yet, it still comes off as being wildly out of whack. Cool bottle, meh beer, horrible price - basically, just another Rogue product.
commonshawn (607) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2015
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at tap room in Portland. In large goblet. Black with off white head that was allegedly spilled by rosskyle. Sweet chocolate nose. Taste is very chocolate and creamy. Delicious. Soft with very little bite. Warming. Finish could be more. Perfect after a meal. Good stuff.
cards04 (2153) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve wanted to try this for a long time. Has eluded me for some reason...but it was worth the wait. Very nice. Pours black with mocha head. Aromas are milk chocolate, caramel, chocolate syrup, caramilk bar. Nice cocoa nib flavours, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, lactose. Big sweet and bitter. Excellent.
Alohabeernut (8) - Aloha, Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is like drinking a beer version of moonstruck cocoa! Pours a rich brown/black with a creamy espresso head. Rich mouthfeel and tastes of Dutch cocoa with some vanilla on the nose. Slight hop bitterness and a warm finish. A great stout!
JanosX (32) - - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark body with a THICK, creamy head. And nice carbonation. The head tastes of rich chocolate mousse. The beer is smooth and rich with a slight bitterness balanced by a semi sweet chocolate and a hint of figs.
jmgreenuk (5613) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Taps Beer Bar, Kuala Lumpur. Pours a murky mahogany colour with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is big milk chocolate. The flavour is moderate sweet, light bitter with a rich roasted sweet malt, chocolate liqourice bitter palate, Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation. A chocolate lovers dream.
arminjewell (8474) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour on tap at Busters on 28th, thick black pour with dark caramel head, aroma brought notes of big chocolate, coffee, some roast into vanilla, molasses, touch of spicy, grassy notes. Taste was a mix of cocoa, roast, big milk chocolate into a bit of vanilla, brown sugar, slight spicy notes, finishing sweet. Nice, like a more balanced version of Choklat from Southern Tier.
dyetube (1280) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Whole Foods Allen Texas. Iím drinking this warm, fyi, not cold. Pours black with a medium dark tan head. The aromas are Strong dark Chocolate, roasted coffee, cherry. The Mouthfeel is dark bitter and silky smooth with a heavy body and light carbonation. One fine beer! Cheers!
BVery (7604) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Busters. Deep crimson brown pour with a minor dense head. Cocoa and bittersweet chocolate all over this. Smooth, rich, and delicious.
katrinaez (416) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as chocolatey as some but still had the absolute obvious point of chocolate. Heavy in thickness on the mouth. Bottle
ibrubeer (180) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Aroma is sweet chocolate. Opaque black color with tight tan head. A little sweetness from the added chocolate, but itís just about right. Any more would be too sweet. Enough bitterness to balance the chocolate. Full bodied, nice. Overall a very smooth tasting IS that does not taste as strong as it is. Very nice, if you donít mind the sweet.