Emeister84 (957) - 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.
Bahumat (113) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: 7/10. Acrid, cocoa, malt, a hint of ash.
Appearance: 5/5. Pours a cola brown-black with a lingering mocha head. Would score this 4/5 but awarding a bonus point for that label; itís really a beautiful label, the current photo just doesnít do it justice.
Taste: 7/10. Yup, Chocolate! Overpoweringly sweet, like chocolate syrup, with a gentle balancing sourness and a richness to the cocoa finish that reminds me of a mug of hot chocolate.
Palate: 4/5. Smooth, silky across the tongue and teeth, only a very gentle astringency.
Overall: 15/20. Itís a good beer, but too sweet for me (and I donít think Iíve EVER said that about a stout before, wow!). Could definitely use more cocoa and less sweetness to the brew, but that aside, itís a lovely example of itís kind, and certainly better than any other chocolate stout Iíve had before.
graham_murphy (285) - - AUG 30, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
On the back of other chocolate stouts (brooklyn, brewdog) Iíve got to say I was disappointed. Too sweet for me. And the taste of chocolate was very heavy and too dominant. Iíd perfer more subtlety.
allmyvinyl (3189) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
550ml bottle from the beerhive. Pours deep dark brown, thin beige head. Aromas of chocolate and little else. Cocoa powder. Maybe a little rum. Taste is all chocolate. Bit thin on the finish.
Ericular (603) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very dark brown with lasting beige head and decent lacing. Aroma is super chocolate, almost to the point of syrupy and artificial. Itís not bad, but thereís not much else to it. Taste is more of the same, with sugar and cocoa. Itís not a terrible drink, but itís more of a chocolate drink than a beer. It needs more alcohol to add warmth and more of a bite to make this interesting.
badpuppy69 (217) - orange, California, USA - AUG 26, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown. With. Nice tan head very creamy. Aroma is straight up malty chocolate. Taste follows. The aroma with a slight baleys. And creme note. Very good brew.
DocJitsu (909) - Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a datk cola brown with a dark cola, long-lasting head. Pungent milk chocolate and hot cocoa mix aromas. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste approximates the nose. The only issue I have is that it tastes more like a cocoa drink than an ale.
sic1314 (3234) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured deep, dark reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of cocoa, toasted malt, candy sweetness. Medium body, flavour much as the aroma, quite sweet, light dark chocolate bitterness underlying.
Procent (77) - POLAND - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
W aromacie czekolada mleczna, wanilia, lekko palone, chmielowe i lekkie estry (jabłka). Kolor ciemnobrązowy, nieprzejrzysty, pod światło ciemnorubinowy Ładna, gęsta piana z ładnym lacingiem. W smaku także mleczna czekolada, więcej paloności, kawa a w tle także ciut estrůw. Piwo słodkie, goryczka niska, pełnia średnia, nasycenie średnie. Brakuje ciała w tym piwie, Imperial Stout w tym typie byłby chyba idealny. Ale i tak bardzo dobrze złożone, aksamitne piwo! Warka do 07.2015.
pkmd1 (23) - - AUG 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate for sure. Cola colored with thin whitish head and for sure a strong chocolate liqueur taste that at first seems nice but later leaves you wanting for just a good porter minus the artificial type chocolate taste. Nice to try and maybe good as the Black in a Black and Tan.
Metalchopz (2263) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Single brown bottle from the LCBO. The colour looks like cola, dark brown, with a nice frothy beige head that lasts long and gives out thick foamy lacing. Big candy nose with a mix of sugar and vanilla. Underneath are the chocolate notes. Wooo ! Way too sweet !! Body is not too heavy, but again, the candy over the cocoa. So sweet, it is hard to finish just one. Would cut down on the cane sugar and add more cocoa extract. Or maybe not the extract, but the powder.