TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 22 oz bottle shred with a friend from Binnys (Plainfield, IL). Pours a pitch black opaque pour, decent milk chocolate pour that dies to a film and clings to the corners laces fairly well. Aromas ever apparent, extreme dark chocolate and roasted malts, light coffee mocha, but strong chocolate, unmistakeable. Initial is thick straight dark chocolate, light bitterness up front, aroma is true to the flavor as dark chocolate dominates the taste buds. The flavor is amazing. Pretty decent bitterness on the backend from bittersweet chocolate, good sweetness, roasted malts. Amazing flavors, a touch one dimensional, but impressive beer overall.
alexgrimm (273) - SPAIN - OCT 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste is also a ton of chocolate, with light notes of roast, burnt sugars and molasses. I personally think the chocolate was a bit overdone in this- I would have liked this to be more roasty.
LuckyDog (243) - - OCT 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nicely chocolate. Good roast. Shared s bottle at a friend’s house. Very nice.
Angelmonster (120) - Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Typical imperial stout look, pitch black with a small milk chocolate colored head.
Smells of sweet chocolate syrup with hints of vanilla, like dessert in a glass. Not much in the way of hops or alcohol. This beer is all about sweet malts.
Taste is lots of caramel malts and sweet chocolate. Getting a strange vanilla bean flavor also. Drinks extremely well for 10 percent.
Beer is medium heavy on the palate. Carbonation is a good amount, head unfortunately died down a bit.
Overall this beer has been a solid go to stout over the years. Kinda on the sweet side but delicious none the less. Always glad to have some in the fridge whenever I can get it.
SuperTiti33 (558) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Noire. Beau collet brun. Nez: intensément chocolaté. Caramel. Vanille. Bouche: très très sucré. Tout de même bien balancé par une bonne amertume. Très chocolaté. Vanillé. Ronde. Fine chaleur d’alcool. On dirait une barre de chocolat au lait liquide. Pas très complexe mais combien savoureuse.
kidmartinek (3723) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black and cool (temp. wise). White ring. Smells 100% like chocolate and 0% like beer and the flavor is expensive milk chocolate . Your beer-hating wife and mother wouldnt know the difference beteeen this and godiva.
eduardovl (865) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Pours a brown to black color forming a medium bubbled tan head with low retention and lots of spotty lacings left in the glass
S: Strong smell of dark chocolate. Impressive. Vanilla, roasted malts, cofffe, earthy yeasts and some wood notes
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Again, very strong notes of dark chocolate. Roasted malts, vanilla, coffee, wood, brown bread, wood, earthy yeasts. End in mainly made of a mild roasted bitterness. A bit milky too
M: Creamy and heavy body. Low carbonation. Dark chocolate aftertaste
O: Excellent drinkability. Very smooth beer. A masterpiece
[ BA Review @ 5/24/2013 ]
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 20/20
Julie said ooh wow Julie likes. C. Vv. Julie gives a 4.8. Julie is in loves it is like liking a fundopot
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robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle split two ways. Black body with a light brown head. Aroma is a complete chocolate bomb, smells like ST dissolved chocolate brownies in a stout. Taste is also a ton of chocolate, with light notes of roast, burnt sugars and molasses. I personally think the chocolate was a bit overdone in this- I would have liked this to be more roasty. But for what it is, it is really good...alcohol nearly completely hidden. chocolate lovers would definitely go crazy over this beer.
mcclainc50 (186) - New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours an almost black brown with a tan head leaving moderate lacing. Strong chocolate aroma with a bit of roasted malt. Chocolate flavor is incredible, tastes like adult Yoo-Hoo, for chocolate lovers this beer is a must. Roasted malt takes a backseat but it’s present, but the chocolate is all there. Must have for chocolate people who like stouts. Or stout lovers who like chocolate, or beer lovers who like beer.
mtdewa1 (323) - rome, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour. Aroma is milk chocolate. Taste is chocolate, milk and cocoa. Very sweet and smooth. Some vanilla aftertaste. Silky velvety mouth feel. Well done.