aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The color was dark chocolate brown. The head was thin, fizzy, and tan. the aroma was fudge and cherries. The flavor was sweet malt, chocolate, alcohol, cherry, and vanilla. The palate was smooth. The finish was warm.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It tasted like mildly carbonated chocolate syrup..........nice for the first few sips....then I was glad my friend only poured me 3 oz...then he was trying to pour out more in our glasses...and we would not let him....enough said
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 7, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance: dark brown ale with some light passing trough. Mocha like crown.
Nose : Pleasure to smell. Heavy pound chocolate cake. Moist , rich and filling. Sweet mocha sits on top.
Flavor/Palate : Medium-full bodied . Extremely satisfying rich yet not to heavy set of flavors. Hint of smoky roast with vinous alcoholic sided dark chocolate. Gentle mocha tune join in. This ale is oriented into specific niche and it does fill it splendidly. Extremely well done job. Superb chocolate flavored brew.
tompete (217) - Tillsonburg, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Overloaded with chocolate. Like eating a bittersweet chocolate bar. Tastes like a waxy tootsie roll.
Duff53 (22) - USA - APR 3, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
deep and dark in the body. nice Chocolate in the mouth and a good stout balance. i like it
larsniclas (5741) - Billdal, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a beige head.
Loads and loads of milky chocolate. Ok bitterness. Maybe a bit too much chocolate for me.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber. Dark brown body with a chocolaty brown head. Aroma is sweet with chocolate. Flavor has a lot of chocolate, but not too much to overwhelm the stout. Smooth mouthfeel. Very nice beer.
chronictonic (473) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap - Capone’s, Norristown PA
thick black pour with a deep tan head. aroma of sweet malt, some roastiness, milkiness and chocolate. Flavor is like chocolate milk for grown ups! Good balance of stout, lactose and chocolate. Very creamy mouthfeel. No real bitterness. I could drink one of these, but not more - just too much "non-beer" flavor for me, but it’s still very good for a chocolate stout. Wife loved it.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2008 22 oz. bottle - thanks hank!!pours thick and pitch black; chocolate head and very oily appearance; strong and sweet milk chocolate aromas leave room for nothing else; no bitterness and creamy texture; drinks silky smooth and flavors are almost all chocolate as well with minor maltiness; at times it tastes perfect, but other times the chocolate is almost too much; an impressive ans tasty brew though
hotstuff (4275) - Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of patrick767 at the Fort Wayne Winter Gathering.Small tan head, no lacing, opaque, no carbonation observed, and a dark brown hue with a red tint.Nose was malty, heavily chocolate, sweet, some caramel, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor was sweet, a lot of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and finishes dry.Smooth, dry mouthfeel and medium in body.Quaffable, pretty much one dimensional, and would make for a nice dessert beer.