seymour (1258) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a fresh growler from the brew pub, tasted at home in a nucleated pint glass. Hey chocolate lovers, you know those >72% cacao bars that are bitter and delicious, but right on the edge of too much so? This is an exact beer equivalent of that sensory experience. It poured a dark, nearly opaque reddish brown color with intial brown foam which quickly subsided leaving almost no lace. Swirling would kick-up a new thin layer of bubbles each time. Aromas of Nestle Quik chocolate milk, roasted barley, dark toast, some fruity esters, very faint booziness. Flavors of very dark chocolate (actual chocolate, not vaguely reminiscent chocolate malt) and strong roasty stout characteristics. Light-medium body, lighter than expected, not as bready and chewy as true-to-style stouts. Mouthfeel was a bit thin and watery, some cidery acidity. High gravity but well-concealed alcohol. Aftertaste of Cocoa Pebbles and Fruity Pebbles with milk. If you donít like flavored coffees or flavored beers, you probably wonít like this. Unusual, but definitely worth a try.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From Seymour - Summer secret Santa 2012. Pours very dark brown color with thin tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, tons of chocolate, and some dark fruits. Sweet milk chocolate flavor with some bitterness and dark roasted malts. Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Thanks David.
argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some bittersweet chocolate, light spicy. taste is moderately sweet, milk/bittersweet chocolate, some spicy, slightly cloying. Medium body, some stickiness.
jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ The Bottleworks poured into a snifter. Pours black with about a half finger of dark brown head. Aroma of thick chocolate, caramel and molasses. Taste is major chocolaty. So thick, itís like drinking liquified fudge. Full bodied with a thick and creamy texture. Soft carbonation and a long finish. I wish I would have brought my growler with because I would have brought some of this home for me.
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. pour at The Bottleworks. This had a nice rich tan head on top of a black beer. A nose of sweet milk chocolate that was almost fudge. Roasted notes, too. The flavor offered the same nice milk chocolate and roasted notes. Some fruit was a nice off set. Hops added a bit of bitterness. Mthis wasba tasty after Valentines Dat treat.
vyvvy (3421) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with a sturdy tan head. The aroma is loaded with rich creamy chocolate - seems like a high quality chocolate bar was put into liquid form. There is also some cream, smooth roast, a bit of mint and hints of nuttiness. Medium / thick body thatís quite rich with semi-sharp carbonation. The taste has lots of smooth roasted creamy chocolate thatís somewhere between milk and dark, some bitterness and a richness that does not come close to being cloying. Seems like chocolate bark in a glass. The finish has a touch of spice and chocolate with quite a bit of dryness to it. I really liked this beer. The only thing that puts the rating of this over the orange version is the excellent aroma.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Bottleworks, served in a snifter. Pours a dark, just about opaque coffee brown with a small tan head. Really nice aroma of rich dark chocolate, fudge, roasted malts, molasses, and sugars. Flavor is not quite as dark chocolate, kind of gritty and fudgey, with roast, cocoa, earth, and caramel. Finishes very quickly. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a mouthfeel that starts chocolaty, finishes fast, and then brings back some bitter chocolate in the aftertaste. Something was just a little off in the palate. Otherwise, a nice chocolate stout.