gyllenbock (3667) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black with a tan head. Aroma and taste of choclate, cocoa, cookies and chocolate pudding. Sweet and artificial. I have mixed feelings about this one, the aroma was rather nice but the taste was too sweet and artificial.
jb (1939) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Surprised to see a Sam Smiths at Wegman’s I had not had. This starts really well, rich chocolate nose , alternately milky and bittersweet. The palate is hefty milk chocolate that never quits, and gets a bit annoying. Similar to atwater Decadent I recently had. Much prefer their flagship oatmeal stout.
STLGoldendog (8) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2013 A wonderful aroma of chocolate from the first sense with a great dark color with a thin head pour. Taste is exactly stated by label, organic chocolate stout. Thin on the palate which makes it easily drinkable for a stout. Overall a satisfying end of the night beer to leave you on a sweet note.
DialSquare (2036) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Barrel and Bottle in North Market, Columbus. Brown-black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is milk and cocoa. Tastes are cocoa, roasted malt, chocolate, tootsie role vibe. Thin palate. Little too sweet for me, but well built.
TheJester (1644) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
550 mL bottle. Delicious chocolatey aroma. It is not overpowering, but it is pleasantly sweet. Nothing but chocolate in the flavour, and it matches the aroma exactly. Not a bad thing, in this case. The body is medium but creamy, and this suits the flavour quite well.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Radiant with excellent clarity, it produces up a deepest ruby with a well developed and lasting plume of frothy wash atop. Strong note of fresh shaved, roasted carob, Dutch cocoa, nutmeg and Horlicks™ on the nose. A supple sweetness ensues some rusty notes and hints of dark stone fruit in amongst the ever dominant carob notes. Lightly astringent, lightly clappy swallow with a lasting, artificial sweetness. Body is medium but it does cloy once warmed. A lick of vanillin and roasted nuts a saving grace but otherwise this is not a very pleasurable ale to drink. Struggled with the full pint. (55cL, BBE 12/14, Liquor Baron’s Ocean Reef)
Homer321 (535) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours with large light brown head. Black in color. Nose full of sugar and chocolate, like light cocoa powder. First sip is very sweet, luscious, and decadent in chocolate. No hop bitterness, slight dark chocolate bitterness. Finishes smooth and creamy but not cloying. This is like a liquid candy bar.
HenrikSoegaard (9745) - Randers, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Black colour. Heavy malty and hoppy aroma. Powerfull chocolate notes. Light sweet and bitter powerfull light chocolate flavor. Average finish. Oily palate. OK but too mush chocolate.
xBEERxNOLA (20) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - chocolate. Just chocolate but it's great
Appearance - black pour. Finger sized head
Mouthfeel - creamy. Low carb. Smooth start. Minimal carb bite like a nitro.
Taste - malts with chocolate. Lighter than you would expect from a stout with the perfect chocolate finish. Not fake tasting. Smooth start.
Overall - great if you like sweeter beers. Not over powering which is why it's so good.
sudomorph (260) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550ml bottle from LCBO. pours a very dark/black caramel with a few large bubbles for a head. Looks like a cask beer.Aroma is a big, sweet milk chocolate with a touch of roasted malts.Taste is on the sweeter side with notes of chocolate and a slight cangy sugar finish. Low-medium body with a low carbonation. Syrupy in the mouth with nearly no carbonation. Overall interesting. Sweeter than other chocolate stouts. Tasty but I think too sweet for me. The look and texture really reminds me of a cask beer. Very soft carbonation. Might try again.