goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured black with a small creamy dark tan head. The aroma is so chocolatey. The most I have had in a beer for sure. Like a thick cup of melted milk chocolate. The flavor had both milk and dark chocolate notes. A mild to moderate bitterness on the finish that might be from the alcohol. Good warmth in the chest. Medium to full body.
rosenbergh (4675) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle. (Southern Tier Brewery) Lakewood, NY.
Bought 2011. Very dark brown or black colour with a small light brown head.
The aroma is very much chocolate. It’s delicious milk chocolate. It’s delicious. The flavour is also very chocolatey. There’s some roasted malt, mild hops and some sweetness. And some more chocolate. Choklat is not a bad name for this. Very nice. 11% is very nicely hidden. This is a Imperial Stout for my taste. There’s no coffee, there’s no ashy dryness. Nice. Mayas were right, xocoatl is yummy.
writerljberg (229) - Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle split with my wife.
A: Pours in a solid stream of black ooze. Thin ring of mocha head. Nice legs.
N: Chocolate syrup. Big surprise there, really. Vanilla extract and tons more of the milk chocolate. There are hints of malt and then again..syrup.
T: Bitter chocolate mixed with the syrup. Surprisingly bitter and has an unpleasant chalky taste. Has some smoke and leather elements. Can’t tell if I like it.
M: Pleasantly carbonated with a decently thick body. Alcohol is well hidden.
O: A strange concoction that’s not as sweet as you’d expect and not as complex as you might want. Not great. Oh well.
MarkSachon (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle from Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh. Lots of folks are writing saying that this tastes like a candy bar but I’m having trouble with that statement. More sweet that bitter, the chocolate seems weak and the "imperialness" is also on the weaker end. Guess I expect these two elements to be more on the strong side.
Bestbrew1 (46) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer it is like drinking a chocolate candy bar. Share a bomber with a few people because too much of this brew gets to be too much. It is a good dessert beer that would go good with vanilla ice cream. It is sweet and chocolaty and the chocolate is very prevalent on the nose. Not powdered chocolate but molten chocolate flavor.
mikedR (366) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow -- liquid dessert but not a simpleton stout! Strong, strong chocolate aroma. Chocolate flavor hits you at the front and back ends and is just splendid. It's the middle part that makes this beer though. Beautiful stout base. Roastiness in abundance. There's a lot here -- enough to satisfy the geeks and the newbies. Highly recommended!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
crazyvin (1693) - New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep black body with a nice brown head that did have some nice retention. Aroma had a good mix of leather, roasted coffee malts and lots of chocolate. Both bittersweet and sweet chocolates. Flavor seemed to have a good roasted malt base and the chocolate seemed to have a really great bitter-sweet flavor. The bitterness seemed to blend really well with the coffee malts and the sweetness added layers of flavor to it. Alcohol was a nice warming presence in the finish. Nice.
kcorum10 (95) - Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with mild aroma of chocolate. Tastes of slightly bitter chocolate which was unexpected. Finishes with a creamy mouthfeel.
berntholer (144) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
creamy coffee coloured head. coffee coloured beer. an explosive aroma of milk chocolate. very full taste of chocolate, almost like a chocolate milk, sweet, the alcohol is well hidden. full of flavour but does get tiresome after a while.draft @ la tape / notes from backlog
flywatt (20) - East Haven, Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells and taste like heaven! Absolutely wonderful chocolate flavor. Hits the palate with a full body, leaving an abrupt finish of alcohol to compliment the chocolate flavors. I didn’t want to put this beer down! Definately recommended.
mnemonic21 (5) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 23, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I aged this one since 2011 and surprisingly it still has a super boozy nose; still a delicious chocolate ale with a bit of caramel, vanilla on the nose and a clear, healthy dosing of cocoa; thick bodied with a resiny hoppiness and bitterness from the cacao; age has done this well.