ricke (476) - Malme, - NOV 4, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown, the liquid actually seems thinner than I had expected. A small light-beige head dissipates quite fast. Small lacings, basically just a ring of foam around the edges.
A very nice but not a very complex smell. Deep and powerful smell of dark chocolate. Chocolate syrup, hazelnuts and cream. Rather sweet smell and with all that chocolate is almost reminiscent of a chocolate dessert.
Chocolate flavors dominate the taste - both rich flavors of dark chocolate and some sweeter chocolaty notes. Chocolate syrup. The taste is actually quite sweet. Nice coffee flavors, roasted malts, some wood, faint salty notes. More sweet notes in the form of vanilla, cream and hazelnuts. Almost like a chocolate milkshake. The finish is more bitter than expected and has a rather prominent taste of alcohol to it. Some vanilla sugar, light hop aromas and even more chocolate.
Full bodied, but it could be a little thicker if you’d ask me. Rather sticky texture. Restrained carbonation.
A very good chocolate stout with a chocolate profile that would make Willy Wonka envious. But still, it has some weak points. The bitterness and the taste of alcohol in the finish is too prominent and the body could have been a little thicker. But still, a really good beer.
Serving type: bottle
(Copy of old Beer Advocate review)
icehawk (223) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Awesome milk chocolate aroma. Heavy, thick, coating body. Like drinking chocolate syrup. Nice sweetness, no bitterness. Get’s better as it warms. Works well over vanilla ice cream too!
Nw85 (30) - Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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closey22 (326) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black with thin ya head; aroma is rich chocolate and vanilla; Flava is same and finishes dry; feels thick and creamy
rosenbergh (4762) - 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 (242) - 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 (352) - 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 (54) - 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 (413) - 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!
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crazyvin (1706) - 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 (118) - 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.