JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle from Samís, Durham. Iíd been hesitant on this one for a while, for one reason or another, but popped it with some friends and found it righteously tasty. Lovely appearance, a deep mellow dark brown with a medium silky head. Really nice choc nose, nothing artificial or candied about it, melds really nicely with the base stout qualities. Smooth and full mouthfeel, lightly carbonated. Tastes are sumptuous, a rich stout at its core, abetted by loads and loads of choc. Might be a one-trick pony, but itís a goodern.
Lagerboy (912) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 19, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darkest brown, slight amber hue, frothy tan head slowly settles and lasts. Tantalizing sweet milk chocolate aroma. Bittersweet milk chocolate and dark roasted malt taste endure to the soft smooth silky finish. Soft carbonation, medium body, low hopped. Awesome desert beer. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)
Darwenus (451) - Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark, coffee brown with little head. The aroma is really outstanding. Thereís a really strong, sweet chocolate smell that actually reminds me of a chocolate scented candle or the aroma of a chocolate cake in the oven. Itís one of the strongest and sweetest smelling chocolate beers Iíve ever smelled. The flavor is even stronger and sweeter chocolate cake, which I donít enjoy as much. Itís just very, very rich and sweet. This would be a great dessert beer to share with a companion, but I found the flavor too rich and sweet to thoroughly enjoy just in terms of a guy and a beer.
sfhodense (4793) - Odense Nō, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma is heavy chocolate, cocoa and light roasted malt, Flavour is roasted malt and heavy chocolate.
M82 (176) - Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
18.7oz bottle with smudged code ending in 24M1 - I believe this was bottled in 2013 - @50ļ into 14.7 Zwiesel Cognac snifter and slightly bowed 16oz highball; Pours up as dark as Iíve seen at this abv, end of the glass finally reveals some red to amber highlights, pillow slightly desaturated khaki head demonstrates some resilience creating a variety of rounded abstract forms and spatters of lace; nose is surprisingly complex, the initial burst of chocolate and cocoa powder becomes balanced by earthy minerals which Iíve found characteristic of this brewery along with dark fruits and sweet cola nuances, whipped chocolate frosting; taste follows on a light-med, moderately carbonated smooth body resulting in a soft chocolatey dryness; definitely sweet, but not sugary sweet, with enough dimension to make this a solid session
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Hands down my most favorite chocolate stout. Great flavor with the perfect amount of sweet and chocolaty goodness.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with a thick brown head. Thick, sweet, chocolate with a nice creaminess. Light roasted malt. Smooth and full finish.
mirogster (5) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 12, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 550 ml @home. A:pour with black, non opaque color. Beige fluffy, and nicely lacing head.A: woow, after opening, quite strange, not typical roasted ístoutishí aroma at all! Smells like sort of cocoa liquor extract (ingredient actually). Plus some vanilla to it. M&T: Moderate body with shy carbonation. Up front, overwhelming sweet cocoa extract is hiding absolutely everything beside it. Hint of bitterness in aftertaste. O: Sadly, not balanced at all. Quite unusual and over the top ingredient dominates too much. Not session beer, that is!! And even quite hard to finish. Not my pair of boots!
Christian (10362) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown with a big off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, candy and caramel. Sweet chocolate flavour with an artificial feel to it
jcedwards1650 (6) - Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Good dark color very chocolaty aroma goes down smooth nice chocolate taste with a slight bitter notes at the end