glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
taste from 22oz bottle thanks to after4ever(or maybe Colin?). Almost perfect aroma of pure, high quality chocolate. Wow. Tons of bitter chocolate flavor in the taste. A little fruity. Reminded me of chocolate sauce after being mixed with a little bit of cherry juice in an ice cream sundae. But, a 1oz sample is more than enough to say "wow, cool" and then move on. Interesting, but not very approachable and wish they had accomplished that type of chocolate flavor with a less intense beer.
Viper666 (3271) - Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bouteille 650ml, courtoisie de Hogtownharry. De couleur noire et opaque. Nez de chocolat assez sucré (poudre Quick), moyen de chocolat noir, léger de chocolat au lait, de malt rôti, de houblon herbeux (herbes mouillée) et d’alcool doux ainsi que des notes de noix et de vanille. Moyenne-ronde en bouche avec un pétillement moyen et une texture riche, crémeuse et aux petites notes sirupeuses. Goût de chocolat au lait (légèrement lactique) avec des notes de crème brûlée et de vanille lors de l’entrée en bouche auquel se rajoute rapidement un goût moyennement amer de malt rôti (petites notes brûlées), d’un mélange de chocolat assez sucré (rappelant les barres de chocolat industrielles) et noir avec des notes de caramel sucré. Parallèlement, l’on retrouve un léger-moyen goût d’alcool un peu réchauffant présent jusqu’en finale où on note également la présence de houblon herbeux (herbes humides) ainsi que des notes de noix asséchantes et des traces de café. Post-goût long et un peu sec, moyennement amer de chocolat noir, de rôti (notes brûlées), léger de chocolat au lait, d’alcool, de noix et de houblon herbeux avec des traces de café.
after4ever (7608) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Thanks, Colin! Pours black. Headless, laceless (after a few seconds). Gargantuan chocolate nose; just ridiculous. Starts off like rich dark belgian chocolate--ya know, the antioxidant kind. As it warms it gets more into tootie roll/milk chocolate territory. Creamy body, like chocolate milk. Everything about this beer is decadent and overwhelming. 6 of us split it and everyone at some point uttered some variant of "tooooo much." But at the same time everyone enjoyed it. A little hot and twangy at the end. It would be shocking if it weren’t at this abv. Great stuff. For now and then.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a thick brown head. Aroma just screaming with chocolate - lots of cocoa and dark chocolate notes accompanied by some notes of vanilla and light roastiness. Flavor is also heavily chocolatey, with some roasted nut flavors, moderate hop bitterness in the finish, along with coffe and bittersweet chocolate. This one is for chocolate lovers.
Ando (105) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
*loved it would buy it*
aroma: deep rich dark chocolate. some sweet malts and classy booze. app: black. Flavor: just the like the seed from the loins of willy wonka himself! great chocolate. very nice. very 1D though. I would have balanced it with a hint of smoke. but great. palate: fine OA: shameful childhood memories mixed with great rich chocolate! amazing.
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Bottle. General appearance of the beer is rich brown/black with a fairly thin tan head. Snifter really accentuates the potent cocoa and chocolate aroma. Not much else in the nose, but lots of fairly sweet scented chocolate. First touch on the tongue is also heavily chocolate flavored although not too sweet, definitely more of a bitter or semisweet chocolate character. The chocolate is followed up by some intense doses of hop bitterness. Almost to the point where it seems a bit harsh for a beer designed to accentuate and display the flavors of chocolate. Flavor also shows some burnt malt character. Mouthfeel is medium thick with a soft but persistent carbonation that is just about right for this style. Finish is short and perhaps a bit too bitter. Chocolate character is all upfront in this one with more traditional imperial stout characters dominating on the back half. At 11% the alcohol is amazingly well hidden.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a typical imperial stout black with minimal head. Aroma of chocolate...taste of milk-chocolate, with a creamy mouthfeel. I found the chocolate to be more of the milk-chocolate variety and it didn’t balance very nicely imho...I’ll stick with their Java stout instead.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 16, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured black with a nice thick head.
Aroma is sweet milk chocolate and chocolate milk.
Rich and thick flavor of chocolate malts and roast.
Its all about the chocolate here! Good beer!
hillfiiiiire (323) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
These guys do not play when it comes to throwing in adjuncts. Geez. Soooo much chocolate. Bittersweet chocolates on the nose with an undercurrent of some hops. Flavor is nicely complex. Woody and charry. Of course there’s chocolate. Nice full mouthfeel with a creamy finish. Good beer, but I feel the overdoing of chocolate is just a little too much here, but it still very tasty.
ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 15, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, I’ve never drank a fudge brownie before. Not much else to say. Really tasty. Don’t want it too often, but when I do have it, It’ll be delicious. It is a little chalky (not bad), as crowderm stated.