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.
Block (1919) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - FEB 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a brown head. Aroma is sweet, caramel, chocolate. Not too roasted. Lots of chocolate in the flavor. Pretty nice.
M_Sack (553) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep black, mocha head. Huge, rich dark chocolate aroma, with a hint of timber and spicy back note hops. Rich dark chocolate flavour, sweet throughout mid to end palate and earthy hops finishing off the beer. Terrifically smooth.
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Cenzura (435) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 6, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, cookies and vanilla. Taste: belgian chocolate, brown sugar, lot of cocoa, Really smooth and drinkable. Medium head, average lacing and medium carbonation.
szymonskc (255) - Skórcz, POLAND - FEB 2, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Intensywny zapach słodkiej czekolady, kakao, pralinki, świetny aromat. Barwa ciemnobrunatna, miedziane przebłyski pod światło. Piana obfita, średniopęcherzykowa, po chwili opada do cienkiej warstwy, która pozostaje do końca. W smaku czekoladowa słodycz, kakao, a mimo to jest bardzo pijalne, średnio treściwe. Niska, przyjemna, lekko kwaskowa goryczka, niskie wysycenie. Chociaż brakuje tutaj paloności typowej dla Stout’a, piwo świetne.
SamP01 (648) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma and Taste is of sweet milk chocolate, some light roasted dark chocolate malt and some notes of vanilla, light bitterness from the roasted malt. A medium bodied brew with some light stickiness on the lips, carbonation is a bit much. Finish is light roasted dark malt, some notes of vanilla and a lingering sweet milk chocolate aftertaste. Not my first choice for a chocolate stout but still good a drinking stout
ston3s42 (135) - - JAN 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite black appearance with little head. Tastes of milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and some citrus and banana. Medium, creamy body, just a bit too carbonated, and a finish of chocolate. Not that chocolaty, and feels slightly synthetic
Nordcore (1222) - Lyngen alps, NORWAY - JAN 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 50 cl. Black with a nice foamy head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. Light bitter, medium sweet with a soft vanilla ending.
Travlr (18697) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at AK BW fest 2016. Black color, brown head. Aroma and taste of Italian chocolate soda. Light body.
antonstoop (274) - - JAN 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
550ml bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium, beige head that laces. Sweet aroma dominated by chocolate with vanilla, roasted malt and a hint of coffee. Sweet flavour of chocolate, roasted malt and vanilla with a dry, mildly bitter coffee finish. Light to medium body with a creamy, smooth, oily texture and soft carbonation. Very tasty.
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Duchammer (145) - Eagle river, Alaska, USA - JAN 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: poured black with an espresso head. Aroma super creamy chocolate with light roast notes. Tastes was milk chocolate with very light roast notes. Creamy smooth palate! Very enjoyable!