chinchill (4003) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. can with an Oct. 2015 canning date on th bottom.
Poured a dark mahogany color with a moderate-large tan, frothy head. Above average lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention.
Aroma: toffee, chocolate, warm caramel, and dark fruit bread.
Flavor: chocolate, roasty malts, roasted nuts, some dark fruits. A hint of coffee in the aftertaste. More toffee than expected for style but more chocolate flavors and excellent sweet/bitter balance..
Feel: Medium+ body. Creamy texture. Lively,medium carbonation.
Overall: tasty and well worth seeking out, although not up with Youngs Double Chocolate and some others.
zvsn (1503) - ISRAEL - APR 4, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond shop. Clear red-brown with a big beige head. Caramel, vegetal, roasted malt and spicy aroma. Taste is sweet, caramel, coffee, roasted, nuts, mild bitterness. Thin bodied, watery texture, too fizzy.
rayaron (1272) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 31, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can sample at a tasting at Beer and Beyond, Tel Aviv. Deep brown with beige head. The aroma has some chocolate, bread and minerals. Sweetish aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate, somewhat "green", roasted malt, lager-ish. Light to medium-bodied.
DSG (11279) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 29, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2016 Can sample at a Special Stout tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Very dark brown with a beige head. Mildly vegetal aroma, with roast, caramel, some chocolate, nuts, a bit of fruitiness. Sweetish flavor with roast, chocolate, a bit of caramel, nuts, a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied. OK.
Barreras (1506) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 18, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a brown color with a distinct malt aroma. Taste is dry and a bit lacking in complexity. Small flavor of caramel and brown malt. Thin beer with a flatness.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to crajun, shared at the February MDBG tasting. Dark reddish brown, thin fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, tobacco. The taste is chocolate, dark fruits, roasted malts. Thin-medium bodied.
Travlr (20348) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the source, courtesy of one of the servers who dropped it off as he passed by, thanks! Clear deep amber brown color, tan head. Aroma of chocolate and nutella. Taste is smooth nutty cocoa. Nice.
bconch (341) - - JAN 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark pour with a nose of slight chocolate. Taste follows with a sweet flavor anf a hop bite. Aftertaste is chocolate. A little "thin" but descent flavor.
TizzleJizzle (765) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can. Poured a clear brown with a thin beige head. Tastes of chocolate malts, roasted malts, and brown sugar. Medium body, soft carbonation. Overall, meh.
Twostal (37) - - JAN 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head leaves lacing which is probabley the only great thing about this beer. However, smooth taste & decent price makes a go to for get togethers