ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
550ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark ruby color that isnít perfectly opaque. The head forms about a three finger (via aggressive pour) mocha shade. Itís creamy texture and strong retention are fairly impressive. The center of the head seems to collapse faster than the edges of the glass.
S: Big dark chocolate notes abound. Touches of hard water also about, but this one is all about the chocolate, for better or worse. Make that better - I really like a good chocolate stout when itís done right.
T: The chocolate character takes on two different qualities: a dark chocolate note and a lesser cocoa powder undercurrent. Touches of roasted barley, minerals, and even a bit of hops help balance out all that chocolate on the finish. A ridiculously sweet brew, but I donít mind given how great the chocolate character is.
M: Itís a bit drier than youíd expect from a dessert-forward beer - luckily it simply causes it not to cloy (so) badly after consumption. Still, it *is* sweet as fuck, so bring your sweet tooth.
O: This is what Youngís Double Chocolate Stout should have been: a dessert beer with lots of chocolate yet just enough depth to keep it interesting. Did I say dessert beer? Yeah, because thatís exactly what is - luckily itís so good I donít mind drinking this one before dinner.
stoutgap (19) - Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
550 ml into shaker glass, large creamy light brown head that quickly diminished, dark brown in color. Big chocolate nose with light malt and hops.Thin and slick with medium body,average carbonation with a lasting bitter finish.
ianwelby (338) - SCOTLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark beer with a very strong chocolate aroma. The initial flavour is quite fruity and then the chocolate kicks in property. Thereís a slightly sour tang to the fruit and I was a bit surprised it didnít have a little more body to it but itís a nice, fresh-tasting stout.
dls13dls (18) - Royse City, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark with the thick rich creamy head. Nice lacing. Taste of chocolate and coffee but it is a little light on the stout end. The aroma and Taste area very sweet.
Mrnoluv (120) - long beach, California, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
You can smell chocolate, but itís just not as strong as I would like it. To me this beer is like taking your favorite stout and pouring a cup of water to it. Nowhere near Speedway or Founders Breakfast Stout.
yngwie (12721) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. A dark reddish brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma is dominated by chocolate, with a fruity sweetish--ness. Chocolate, sweetness, white sugar, hints of coffee and quite a lot of fruityness, with some vanilla sugar in the back. Medium body, almost thin, with a decent carbonation. Way to sugary this one, but at least thereís chocolate going on. 140418
Meilby (6454) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 550ml @ yngwie
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, cocoa and milk chocolate. Taste is heavy sweet and light bitter with a very sweet chocolate finish.
Geokkjer (5385) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, cocoa, malt and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet chocolate and vanilla with some fruitiness, brown sugar and sweet red berries. Medium body, average carbonation.
holdan (251) - USA - APR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark with nice creama. Aroma powerful chocolate. Taste sweet powerful chocolate, roasted malt. Full bode, thich, low carb. Finish with long chocolate notes.
Habanero (2175) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours black with a small beige head. Aroma of primary chocolate, slightly roeated malt, caramel and dark fruit notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with a hint of bitterness. Medium bodied, oily to creamy texture and soft carb. A delicious and smooth stout.
lusikka (5373) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550 ml bottle @ Kaisla, Helsinki. Pours a dark brown colour with a small head. Rich aroma of biscuit, chocolate and grass. Quite rich flavour of chocolate, cream, grassy bitterness and wooden notes. Creamy mouthfeel. Great.