BobbyAnalog (334) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Outstanding complexity on something as seemingly banal as a dessert beer. Deliberately admonishing hops and celebrating rich flavors of milk chocolate without being too sweet, this is one of the best sweet stouts available.
drjay44 (2897) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
550 ml. bottle. Pours a very thick, well retained, beige head, with some lacing, over a clear, brown black (SRM 35).....nose is heavy chocolate, vanilla, hints of toffee/caramel, minimal hops, no esters....taste is sweet milk chocolate, cocoa, toffee/caramel, minimal hop, roasted malt bitterness on the finish....mouth feel thick, sticky, carbonation adds a light acid finish. This is a very sweet beer, with chocolate dominating aromas and flavors. The vanilla and toffee/caramel tones are pleasant, but add only slightly to the overall complexity. When a beer is this sweet and chocolatey is it beer or an alcoholic soft drink? BJCP 7/3/11/4/7
Ferris (7058) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Milk chocolate. Jet black with a rich beige head. Bittersweet chocolate, long chocolate roast finish. Syrupy and chocolaty.
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Quite a bit of cocoa here. Lots of nice, chocolate aromas, medium bodied with a thick off white head. Not a fan of the stickness it leaves in my mouth after the taste.
dillionclark (5) - Spanish Fort, Alabama, USA - NOV 4, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Okay look this beer I had very high hopes for. I love the brewery, I love Chocolate Stouts but this was a major disappointment. It was so fake tasting it was hard to finish.
Great bottle Sam Smith has awesome labels always.
The smell was a hint of what is in store as far as taste just fake off brand chocolate syrup.
It pours syrupy brown almost. As in looks not consistency.
Didn't get much of a head
The beer heated up very fast actually almost instantly started to adjust to room temp.
Okay the taste...it taste exactly like this really cheap crappy chocolate syrup my mom bought for me when I was a kid and I used it in milk just to make her feel better about it but when she wasn't around I poured it down the drain. That's almost what I wanted to do with this beer near the end of the glass. No offense to anyone who likes this but it really is a Stout with chocolate flavor added. Not a Chocolate Stout. I wouldn't say it was even a Stout it had no bite no bitterness nothing like a Stout should have. I would say stay clear of this beer.
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BOSSbrewer (2521) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice beer. Pours dark brown with a big frothy head. Aroma of chocolate and that's about it. Flavor is sweet malt with a good bit of chocolate. Some roasted malts. Very sweet beer. Almost cloyingly so. Medium to full bodied. Good beer but a bit too sweet for me.
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Damn, smells like pure chocolate. The taste is extremely chocolatey (little too much) but has a little bit of a watery taste.
Sweasy (17) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great chocolaty taste met with a mild yeast. Thick and bold it splashes throughout the palate crashing on the sweet and bitters. This beer would be great after a sleigh ride.
obguthr (4439) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fudge nose with a profound amount of vanilla, more of a fudge swirl stout than chocolate. Clear mahogany, thick tan head. Intense initial punch of sweet chocolate, swiftly giving way to much more subtle dark chocolate and bark notes. Somewhat lacking in body, but nice carbonation level. Can sugar presence is offputting, but a solid beer.
Strife21 (223) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good chocolate stout. Dark blackish color with a beige head. Smells of chocolate and vanilla. Medium body slightly bitter then to a sweet cocoa vanilla taste. Seems like the abv is higher then it is. Best chocolate stout I’ve had to date. Wish there was more alcohol though.