jjsint (1461) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at the Princess Louise, Holborn. Lively and black. Big creamy beige/tan head. Lots of carbonation. There isn’t much chocolate in the aroma. More liquorice, a bit of coffee and alcoholic astringency. The taste is pretty good: bitterness and chocolatey sweetness giving way to a gentle bitterness in the finish. Fairly poor mouthfeel, weaker than I’d like. An odd and unwelcome metallic aftertaste. Firmly in the ’ok but not great’ category. And certainly not cheap.
ScoWRee (404) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep dark brown. Almost black. It has a thick brown foamy head. Aroma of cocoa. Taste like Yoohoo. Very chocolatey with a hint of roast. An interesting Stout.
merc7186 (2598) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Sweet Chocolate, Mild Milk Chocolate
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Milk Chocolate, Mildly Bready
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
chucklemation (837) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 4, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is sublime: sweet dark chocolate and hints of fruit. Flavor is chocolate, though not too sweet, with just a touch of bitterness. Delicious.
Jado (671) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - AUG 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From pint bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a small lighter highlight at the edge and a 1 finger cappuccino-like head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, stewed fruit, cherry and a little milk coffee. Taste is dark fruit at the front before rich chocolate and vanilla emerge and dominate the palate. Creamy mouthfeel. Lingering milk chocolate finish with a touch of vanilla in the aftertaste. Love it.
laiti (7500) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
55 cl bottle @ Kaunis Kampela. Aroma is rather nice with sweet chocolate and vanilla. Flavour has artifical chocolate, some cocoa and licorice. Good, could be even better with stronger body. The artifical chocolate essences start to disturb a bit at the end of the glass.
solidfunk (5460) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good dose of dark chocolate here and a decent drink. Pours black with mocha head and lacing. Finishes sweet and bitter. Some roast, though lighter and tempered. Bottle from grape and gourmet enjoyed on Rehoboth beach.
grimreaperguru (251) - santee, California, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an almost jet black ruby red with very little head that was tan color. The aroma was of a nice sweet chocolate. The flavor was of a nice chocolate with vanilla notes to it. The body was on the medium side with a slight bitter aftertaste. Overall a good brew.
jercraigs (8644) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014-07-18. Black body, large toamy tan and lace. 4+ flavour is sweet, chocolate like Hershey’s syrup and Ovaltine. Aroma is sweet, chocolate and sweet cocoa powder/hot chocolate. Smooth average plus to med palate is softly carbonated.quite pleasant but a bit overly sweet by the end of it. Bottle from LCBO, Toronto.
mrhopsbeertalk (225) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 19, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2015 Bordering on perfection, this sweet stout is sublime. The aroma is strictly cocoa, sweet but not cloying. The flavor follows with added drinkability from notes of coffee and a vague but distinguishable bitterness.