snzcujo (282) - - NOV 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap @Mr Foleys, Leeds.
Pours totally black, with a nice brownish head.
Aroma is faint, but having a pleasant sweet chocolate note.
Taste has lots of vanilla&chocolate, not so much of roasted tones and a bit tart in the end.
Aftertaste is nice, solid chocolate tones with a proper bitterness.
Proves its name.
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Iznogud (2048) - CROATIA - APR 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cask at the Crate brewpub. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Malty, roasted, lots of chocolate, cocoa, some vanilla. Sweet. Medium bodied. Very good.
jamestulloch (3199) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black body with a thin beige head. Good lacing. Aroma of ash, chocolate, cocoa powder and burnt toast. Flavour of chocolate, herbs, plum and Coco Pops. Thin to medium body with a smooth mouthfeel. Light fizz. Lives up to the name. I’d like to try this on cask.
Towey1989 (1574) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at The Green Dragon, Leek (JDW) A deep brown colour with a foamy beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, a little vanilla and subtle dark fruits. Taste of chocolate, caramel, some roasted malts, a little vanilla and subtle dark fruits. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A sweet, slightly roasted, chocolatey finish. Very chocolatey and can taste genuine chocolate ingredients but for me, it’s far too sweet and with only a subtle roasted bitterness in it. Ok.
Stuu666 (9766) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the foot of the walk. Pours black, nose is chocolate, malty, berries, taste is sweet, chocolate, light roasted malts, creamy.
AshtonMcCobb (4993) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 18, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On cask up the White Lady.
Appearance - deep brown to black. Fawn head.
Nose - a bit of toffee and chocolate coming through. Some ginger bread.
Taste - sweet chocolate and toffee.
Palate - medium bodied with a creamy texture and a finish that could be zippier!
Overall - deep flavoured but could be fresher on the finish.
allmyvinyl (9018) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 17, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask up the white lady. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Strong chocolate aromas. Sweet mocha taste. Slightly artificial chocolate aftertaste, light bitter finish.
jjsint (2123) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask at the Regal (JDW), Cambridge. Dark brown, very dark. Cloudy tan head. Luscious chocolate aroma. Taste is sweet and malty but there’s a bitter almost sour backbone. Thin body and oddly astringent aftertaste. Surprising but I don’t care for this.
theprof (413) - Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 14, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours mahogany dark with tan cream top. Aroma decidedly chocolate and more Cadburys than Lindt. Taste sweet chocolate malt with mild coffee notes and fruity tang. The best stout on the Nottingham stroll this year and in Wetherspoons.
Don2711 (363) - - MAR 14, 2016
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2016 Lovely chocolate aroma and taste with coffee tones. Good strength and despite sweetness surprising bite on palate. Can see why got gold in 2014.
wheresthepath (2052) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at the Monk’s Retreat, Reading. Mahogany-black with a thick beige head. Lightly effervescent. The chocolate is very obvious; there’s a hint of fake chocolate but it just about manages to stay tasting genuine- maybe veering towards a chocolate liqueur in taste. A good amount of roastiness balances out the sweetness. Some coffee granules too and maybe just a touch of marmalade in the aftertaste. A well balanced, tasty beer; just needs to lose that hint of fake chocolate to make it really good.