lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is... dark chocolate. Some notes of maple, hazelnut and dark cherry as well. Flavor, again, is really deep and complex dark chocolate, slight smokiness, rich caramel, hazelnut, vanilla, and a little cherry. Really unique experience, but I think Brooklyn BCS may have a bit more complexity as far as Imperial Chocolate Stouts go. Nonetheless, delicious and exceedingly drinkable. Palate is a little sticky.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head that fades quickly. Smells of chocolate up front but not much else. Tastes like a cooled down hot chocolate with some peppery splashes. This reminds me of a chocolate liquor.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2008
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superb aromas of actual chocolate, not chocolate malts or that fake tootsie roll chocolate smell. Pours dark with a moderate tan head.
Taste is pure chocolate with hints of vanilla bean in the finish. Medium-heavy bodied and on the sweet side. Alcohol non-existent, cant believe this is 11%, also cannot believe how much aroma and chocolate flavor ST has packed in this beauty.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours jet black with nice froathy light tan head that dissapears quickly. Aroma is bittersweet dark baking chocolate that is being mixed with milk in some recipe. Flavor is a ton of chocolate and a warming alcohol undertone. Bitter roasted malt finish. Overall, pretty good.
bp (836) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2008
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours a dark black with a tan head that really sticks to the edge of the glass, aroma has a lot of chocolate and a little bit of some malt, wow - the taste is a smooth, malty, chocolate flavor, nice dry finish which helps since this has a lot of sweetness up front. An excellent brew.
blankboy (6667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (650ml). Pours a very deep dark ruby, almost black, with a large fluffy light-brown head. Aroma is big-time chocolate, like smelling a rich hot chocolate. Flavour: Whoa, that’s very chocolatey along with some hops and alcohol along for the ride. Pretty boozy in the finish, could probably use some aging to tone that down. Medium to full bodied. Might have been the mood I was in at the time but this was too chocolatey for me, and even though I was sharing the bottle with my wife I still was unable to finish my half of the bottle. Still, for what it is it’s pretty good.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2008 Black in color with a tiny layer of brown head that dissipates quickly. The nose shows off the chocolate in spades along with just a touch of malt balls, burnt caramel and an anise/mineral component. In the mouth the chocolate is again immediately powerful. While chocolate does dominate the nose and mouth, for some reason, it doesn’t quite come off like drinking liquid cocoa. The midpalate is rich but it remains fresh and light on its feet with nice bitterness from the hops on the finish. A drink and dessert all in one, this would be great for a beer float! Even though I’m not a bit chocolate fan this is a really good beer. It also seems as if it would age reasonably well.
darkninja67 (40) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2008 on tap at the Sunset in Boston- Pours a deep dark black. one finger chocolate flavored hear, smelled chocolate in the aroma, tasted chocolate in the flavor. Very easy to drink even at 11%. Went down fast and wanted more. Incredibly well done and my favorite chocolate stout. Very well done ST.
Nejhleader (1375) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
really good. basically like hersheys chocolate syrup, but has alcohol, that you can’t notice while drinking. in it. thats the best way to describe it.
hopscotch (10214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2008
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 29, 2008 Bottle… This beer rocks!… Pitch black ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Good retention. The incredibly rich aroma may be best described as a fantastic journey down the melted chocolate river flowing through Willy Wonka’s factory… mug in hand. Full-bodied with a super velvety mouthfeel and modest carbonation. The flavor is of rich, creamy, dark chocolate liqueur with undertones of vanilla and toasted nuts. Chocolaty, bittersweet finish. I love chocolate; I love this brew! Big-time kudos to PilsnerPeter for shipping this world class bottle of beer to Florida!