Emeister84 (430) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of milk chocolate, molasses, and vanilla. Dark brown-black with tan head foam. Sweet and savory, chocolatey flavor. Medium body, very smooth and creamy, light carbonation, and finishes pretty clean.
sfhodense (4724) - Odense NØ, 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 (86) - 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 - @50º into 14.7 Zwiesel Cognac snifter and slightly bowed 16oz highball; Pours up as dark as I’ve 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 I’ve 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
dmbsnuts (298) - Carpentersville, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a default message... As I do not wish, nor have time to comment on each beer I try at this time.
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Bestbrew1 (43) - 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 (1464) - 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 (4) - 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 ’stoutish’ 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 (9697) - 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
zmanzorro (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle into a snifter. Pours a dark brown with a fluffy tan head. Minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma smells of sweet roasted chocolate with a generous dose of vanilla. Taste is the same roasted chocolate up front and finishes with the vanilla. Definitely more of a dessert beer because of the sweetness and vanilla. After drinking on it for awhile, the vanilla seems too much. Goes down very smoothly but not quite silkily.
BillWyce (532) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes: Poured opaque black with a 2-finger bone-colored head. Nice, rich cocoa aroma. Full body with a long finish that is very slightly oily. Roasty flavor up front, quickly giving way to a very nice cocoa flavor that lingers pleasantly.