VoodooBear (49) - San Juan, - MAY 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Presentation: 355mL brown bottle with no freshness date anywhere, served in a snifter.
Appearance: Pours a deep black color, no light shines through the glass. There’s a one finger,
tan colored head and some very good lacing that covers the whole glass.
Smell: Primary scents are of dark chocolate and roasted malt. There’s also some burnt bread notes and hint of molasses.
Taste: Dark chocolate is dominant with some roasted malt in the background and a black coffee flavor as well.
Mouthfeel: It’s very smooth and easy to drink with low carbonation. It feels a bit light bodied and refreshing even, which is unexpected for a stout.
Overall: A very well crafted beer that is very approachable. Popular belief is that non-beer drinkers should start out with lighter colored and less flavorful brews. This beer shatters that stereotype with its drinkability and sweet chocolatey taste. It is actually a best seller in a lot of places down here in Puerto Rico.
EtTuCthulhu (1302) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a very, very dark brown (nearly black) color with red highlights and with a medium tan head that fades somewhat slowly. The aroma blends milk chocolate, vanilla, and a hint of roasted malts, and it’s so decadent. The flavor is roughly equivalent to a mix of dark and milk chocolate, making it mildly sweet, slightly bitter, and slightly umami. The aftertaste maintains the heavy chocolate flavor; unfortunately, it is a bit thin in texture and average in carbonation, but the medium body makes it very drinkable without it ever really overpowering the palate.
sdmmb (1147) - USA - MAY 5, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drunk from 50cl bottle bottle bought at Bierhuis in Ossett. Slightly sweet chocolate flavoured stout.
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SperkeleForce (704) - FINLAND - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 50 CL. Black color with huge fluffy brown head. Notes of milk chocolate, roasted, creamy. Smooth and nice desert drink.
bluus (2) - - APR 30, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours black with light brownish head. Aroma has chocolate and cocoa and the taste is sweet but rather well balanced. I’m not a big fan of chocolate stouts but this one is definitely one of the best ones I’ve had.
Lambister (285) - FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml bottle from Alko, thanks k0mpsa. Super chocolate and cocoa nose with deep delicious cacao like aromas. Smooth and easy drinking, but very well balanced flavors. Surprisingly good from our monopoly.
k0mpsa (1558) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - APR 30, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from alko. Black color, tanned head. Aroma is full chocolate, roasty, raisins. Sweet chocolate body, some roasty and coffee notes.
Kingi (508) - - APR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet light chocolate aroma. Taste is medium sweetness. No Real bitterness.
Medium body. Interesting to taste but nothing special. Finish could be stronger
Dermi (721) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
55 cl, bottled. Pours black with a large tanned head. Aroma: Cocoa, vanilla, cookies. Taste: Medium+ sweet, pleasant balanced bitterness. Chocolate flavours, some malt. Palate: Medium body. Good chocolate stout.
mikkopen (910) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
550 ml bottle. Black, with a thick light tan head. Sweet aroma of chocolate and vanilla, some roasted malt. The flavour is sweet, with milk chocolate and vanilla, and some roasted notes in the finish. To my taste a bit too sugary and light-bodied, but still not bad.
kustie (304) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque black color with light brown head. Aroma has cocoa, chocolate and caramel malt. Taste is very sweet with long malty finish. Flavors of cocoa, chocolate, ripe fruits, raisins.