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.
UXO (711) - CANADA - MAY 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear deep brown with a fat finger of beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, spotty lacing. (4/5) Nose is sweet milky chocolate, strawberry, mildly nutty. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, low carbonation, creamy and bitter. (3/5)
Fairly intensely chocolate, but without being excessively sweet. Though it is sweet. And there’s a berry note - kinda strawberry - that comes across as a bit artificial. (14/20)
rosenbergh (8314) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
550 ml bottle. BB June/16. (Alko) Tampere, Finland.
Dark reddish brown colour.
Chocolate, strawberry chocolate and sweetness in the aroma. You can smell chocolate from miles away. Dark malt, mild bitterness, dryness and dark chocolate in the flavour. Thin. Higher ABV could give this some body.
Brandman (2317) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black body, brown head. Aroma has chocolate, something that reminds me of sweet liquor, berries, milk chocolate after first zip. flavour is much darker. chocolate cake and coffee. But fizzy and watery at the same time. Too sweet for me.
Fin (8189) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2015 Bottle at The Angel, Rotherhithe/Bermondsey, London, Saturday 23rd May 2015 Almost mahogany in colour with off-white head, nutty in mouth, acres of chocolate, really full on smooth, some smooth milkiness, super beer. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6
Atmatchett (1) - - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Even though I typically prefer a Belgian white over dark beers, this one is surprisingly smooth going down. Flavor was very well rounded.
jagad5 (85) - - MAY 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate aftertaste makes this an excellent after dinner drink. Dark and bitter but smooth, too.
AWISLguy (1661) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Very dark brown pour. Little head. Nose is all cocoa nibs, with cocoa nibs back. The taste leads with cocoa, but caramel kicks in, and it actually drifts into fruity. Not super sweet; super cocoa-y with that bit of bitterness. 14.1
fombe89 (420) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAY 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. @Cabanón, Avilés 19/05/2015. Color negro opaco, espuma beige, sabor a chocolate, cuerpo denso. Una de las mejores cervezas con chocolate
Beerheart65 (1116) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice black stout with big light brown frothy head that is medium long. Lots and lots of milk chocolate, sweet, mild aroma, soft, brown sugar, cocoa, vanilla. Round and soft, mild carbonation, medium body, very slight bitterness, light roasted malt, long finish. One of those quite minimalist ones that does not shine with nuances but where things are done well anyway, good flavors and look, nice palate for this kind of beer. Good one!
Sandog_au (35) - Gladstone, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a dessert beer. Pours a black opaque colour with a thin tan coloured head. Aroma is strong chocolate with a slight caramel malt. Flavour is sweet caramel into chocolate, slightly milky. Nice beer to finish the night on.