MarinaMarket (226) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - APR 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Couple years in the cellar and smooth as silk. Huge chocolate and roast, nicely balanced. Aroma of chocolate, oatmeal, metal. incredible mouthfeel as expected. Hops still doing their thing. Very enjoyable. Tasted at 55F.
andrewje41 (1456) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 Oz bottle pour split. Pours a near black color with no head. Sweet chocolate cocoa aroma with some vanilla. Flavor matchea, with a delicious milk chocolate finish. Very tasty. Really enjoyed this.
TizzleJizzle (736) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the bluebonnet brew off. Poured a very dark opaque brown with a khaki head. Taste of dark chocolate, roasted malts, liquorice, with a very bitter finish. Average carbonation, medium body.
jrodooo5 (1283) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black w/ a mocha head that leaves lacing. The aroma is robust w/ cocoa. The flavor is dark bitter chocolate that has a nice silky mouthfeel until the bitterness really kicks in at the finish. Definitely worth a try for imperial enthusiasts!
Hopstinopolis (16) - - MAR 25, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Best Chocolate beer I have ever had. Amazingly smooth and drinkable for such a high ABV beer. Nice Belgian chocolate that has the right amount of bitterness and not too sweet. Well done!
Jdoc9022 (10) - Short Hills, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Love this chocolate. Mix it with a framboise and your in heaven. Well balanced
njnut (357) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle to snifter. Black with tan head and lace. Aroma was pure sweet dark chocolate. I get little else in the aroma, maybe a little raisan. Taste is liquid dark chocolate. The stout comes in late in swallow and in the aftertaste. The roasted malts get a little stronger as it warms. I did not get the alcohol warmth that others got. Amazing
Brandon1989 (437) - Euless, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
There was a little bit of smoke when I opened the bottle. The beer pours a dark brown, almost black with a two finger creamy tan head. The aroma smells like sweet chocolate, almost like a Hershey’s candybar. The taste is liquid chocolate. It is more bitter in the flavor than in the aroma. The alcohol warmth can be felt as well. The aftertaste is rather unique almost like mint chocolate. The mouthfeel is on the full side and drinkability is medium to high. Out of all the chocolate beers I have had, this is the best I have ever had and has the strongest chocolate characteristics.
MosquitoPilot (8) - Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Would be more true to xocolatl if this stout were brewed with cacao nibs rather than chocolate. Too sweet and poor aftertaste. Nose is chocolaty, taste is chocolate forward rather than chocolate following roasty malt.
demannu (209) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2015 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.