demannu (143) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap and bottle. No secrets here. This is made with bitter sweet chocolate. Solid flavor and creamy mouth feel. Not in love with lingering after taste. Overall very solid.
hackobock (2102) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
February 6, 2015. Bottle at home, bottled march 17, 2013 (?). Received in a trade with Douberd, thanks Christos!
Black with a small dense tan head. Aroma is lots of chocolate, sweet milk and dark bitter. Some vanilla, dark fruits and molasses as well. Taste is medium bitter up front with an increasing caramel and milky sweetness, finish is sweet and bitter chocolate with some caramel and vanilla notes. Medium bodied, feels a bit thin midways, creamy finish.
Smoothsippin (36) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a beige head. Pleasant chocolate/cocoa aroma, not overpowering. Bittersweet chocolate taste with a little bite on the swallow. Overall, pretty good. Would have again.
kathouse (1217) - Nevada, USA - FEB 5, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep chocolate matches the color and aroma. Like a bittersweet chocolate bar and milk this beer is smooth and thick. Cocoa stays on the tongue for quite a while. Southern Tier hasn’t let me down yet.
jerseyjohn71 (259) - corsicana, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
10% AVB ON BOTTLE, not a bitter bite / bomb,, coffee, nuts, chocolate, roasty, caramel, resin, floral, dough, leather, alcohol, smoke, vanilla, woody, licorice, raisin, black, tan foam, medium sweetness, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
EBROVIAK (17) - - FEB 2, 2015
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is the bomb. Clearly I’m not alone in rating this beer highly. Thick, heavy, pour and look sets you up for flavor that doesn’t disappoint. Flavor is pleasingly complex for the name stating chocolate. If the abv wasn’t so high, I could drink this all evening.
kaser (3791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour from 22oz bottle at home. No head at all. It smells like chocolate. It tastes like chocolate. I don’t know what else to write about it. Good beer. Just one dimensional and it accomplished what it was named.
Emeister84 (1447) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like chocolate syrup. Jet black, somewhat lasting beige head. Dryer than the aroma leads to believe, though still quite chocolatey. Full bodied, pretty smooth.
WABeerFiend (304) - - JAN 18, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber into a tulip on 08.25.14.
A: Milk chocolate, dark fruit, blackberry pie, and chocolate pudding.
A: Some fizz. Midnight black body with no red in the glass.
T: Chocolate pudding and blackberry dominate. Cherry, vanilla, and some woodiness are more subtle.
P: Creamy smooth.
O: This tastes like a Hostess chocolate pudding pie with the crust included. It has a slight, slight bitterness on the back end for balance. It also has some alcohol heat, but it’s not bad. Overall, this is the best chocolate stout yet.
reberiii (404) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It smells like chocolate and booze, which is cool, but... It’s just too sweet. As it warms, its complexity becomes higher, but it’s still just too sweet. Chocolatey, but too sweet.