elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin, light tan head. Aroma of sweet milk chocolate is most prominent, but a slightly antiseptic trace of alcohol can be detected if one inhales deeply. Flavor is rather complex. A very sweet milk chocolate taste is prominent, becoming moreso as the beer warms. It’s almost cloying, bit quite pleasant. Roasted malts then take over and some hoppy bitterness is also detectable. Alcohol is noticeable, but not as forward as one might expect. Mouthfeel is thick, creamy, almost velvety. But there is some carbonation, too. In sum, a fine stout that will be noted more for its use of chocolate than as a typical Imperial Russian. Great as dessert.
Maverick34 (3014) - New York, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Smooth jet black pour. Tiny head. Deep rich dark chocolate, velvety feel. Really good.
PhatB420 (839) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, pours a midnight black, plum, raisins and malts in aroma. Then nice smooth chocolate in taste. Glides down easy for the abv. Here’s to life.
Patrickctenchi (6090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a small tan head.
Sweet, dark chocolate, dark bread aroma.
Taste is chewy, powdered milk chocolate malt....
mild chocolate/cocoa bean bittering.
Massively chocolate-ized....very smooth, rich, creamy.
OrthoDoc (188) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious desert beer. Pours a jet black color, mocha head dissipates quickly. Aroma is incredible milk chocolate with lots of sweetness. Taste follows the nose with tons of milk chocolate, rich and velvety. Very low bitterness, smooth mouthfeel, and pretty clean finish. A superb after dinner beer that lacks the typical artificial flavors of the category - this one is legit. Will buy again. Would love to see this in 6 packs.
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Cousin_Larry (878) - - JUN 9, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at WOBFest 2016. Man, did we start it out right. This one is a winner - excellent chocolate flavor that completely hides the high alcohol content. Smooth, medium body goes down easy.
shrubber85 (10760) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Milk chocolate malt and light hay aroma. Black with small tan head. Bittersweet milk chocolate malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Nice body and balance. Very nice.
Benzai (14269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2016 Bottle @ home shared with Dutchdrebus and Ansjelaah. Opaque dark brown to black color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is huge chocolate and chocolate pudding. Taste chocolate, chocolate malts, chocolate pudding. Unbelievable: pure liquid chocolate. Quite oily, velvety, thick and balanced. Wonderful beer. Exactly what the label promises to be.
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Shared by benzai. Very good beer, smells and tastes like chocolat, very nice! Don’t know what else to subscribe.
DutchDrebus (5612) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle @ benzai. Black colour with a medium sized off-white head. Smells chocoladevla mostly. Fucking love it. Tastes chocolate. Super taste, lasts long. Full body, soft carbo.
ajnepple (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 21, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Black Bottle Brewery. Black appearance with a light brown head. Big chocolate aroma with vanilla, rich malts, light roasted grains and coffee. Similar flavor, adding mild sweetness and mild bitterness with hints of licorice and molasses. Medium to full body with a light boozy finish. Good.