RespertFTW (119) - - MAR 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at beggars banquet. Very pleasant aroma and a great coffee chocolate taste. Great beer.
RGDave (101) - Lebanon, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Northside, Manville NJ. Pours black with minimal head retention, big-time aroma of coffee and chocolate as per the name. Attack is thick and smooth with a nice thick mouthfeel and BIG SWEET tastes of coffee and dark chocolate. Itís a powerful beer from a taste standpoint! A very nice - although desserty - sort of experience.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours black with a moderate tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a trace of lace. On the nose, there are huge notes of chocolate and espresso, along with vanilla, tobacco and leather. The flavour is sweet throughout, with plenty of chocolate and a hint of espresso. There are also notes of molasses, earth and a touch of hops. The finish is long and chocolatey, with a touch of coffee. On the palate, it is full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a nice chocolatey imperial stout with espresso notes. Coffee is huge in the nose, but the flavour is dominated by chocolate. A very nice dessert porter. 2012-12-22
AaronDaniel (24) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this from tap. Wow. Itís black brown with a tan head (more black than brown). I smelled chocolate and a little coffee. All I taste is Yoohoo. The chocolate reigns over the coffee. This is a VERY sweet brew. It amazes me how hidden the 12%ABV is! Iím FEELING the alchohol- but, Iím not tasting it! The mouth feel is outstanding. It is very smooth and silky. This stuff is really a masterpiece.
wchesser (673) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
About 1 year old. Wasnít sure Iíd like this...Hate the Pumking for being way too sweet and over-spiced. This is a desert beer, no doubt, but just truly balanced and unique. Rich inviting chocolate coffee (uh...mocah?) nose. Very rich and incredibly smooth. Even with some age, hops still there enough to keep this from being flabby or cloying. Would be amazing with some cheesecake.
BJG333 (16) - Manchester, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 17, 2013
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From notes. 22oz bottle. Nice Choc smell and pours dark brown/black. Too sweet; choc overpowers coffee and this stout is too sweet. I prefer more bitterness. Nice mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea, too sweet. If you like dessert beers youíll like this.
Imaena (848) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. This is a great coffee stout. Really enjoy the subtle coffee flavor.
Frothmeister (385) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 12, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650ml bottle. Pours black with a thin cocoa coloured head. Jeebus. Smells SO tasty. Milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, alcohol, faint dried fruit, and citrus. Taste wise, thereís the surprising opener of dried fruit, followed by more milk chocolate, and a decent amount of hops to keep the sweetness in the background, molasses and dark rum notes, alcohol, and some cocoa/espresso in the finish. Another awesome stout from Southern Tier!
Uhlen (173) - Trondheim, NORWAY - FEB 10, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black liquid with a small mocha head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted barley. Taste is sweet as hell, and you can feel both the sweetness from the chocolate and the bitterness from the coffee. One of the best ones Iíve had in a good while!
boobooi (25) - - FEB 1, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a delicious beer. Smells very nice, looks and pours great. Big mocha flavour and also a bit boozy. One of the best stouts Iíve had. I recommend this one.