N3lson1 (535) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from a pint glass poured from a large bottle! Thank you, Kevin!! Deliciousness. Pours black with little to no, brown head. Tastes of chocolate and chalk, but still delicious.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled March 12, 2015.
Glass: Duvel tulip.
Appearance: Black body with a short tan head, a bit thin and doesn’t seem to have great retention. A bit foamy.
Aroma: A blend of cocoa powder, chocolate truffles and dark chocolate, a tad astringent, with coffee hidden. Aroma smells sweet and enjoyable.
Taste: Coffee and chocolate merge together with the chocolate taking hold. Chocolate is sort of like the chocolate cream in a truffle, cocoa powder, Yoo-Hoo and bitter cacao throughout, morphing. The coffee is light in comparison, but noticed. The chocolate is the standout flavor though, a tad artificial.
Palate: Full-bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: This is a decent beer, but I feel that the chocolate comes off too prominent with an artificial presence while the coffee is hidden, mostly, and somewhat astringent.
Foffern (1441) - Bodø, NORWAY - MAR 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. 3 years old. Has a dark to black colour with a small beige head. The aroma is dominated by chocolate truffles, dark chocolate, candy, roasted malt and some coffee and alcohol. The flavour has more coffee, dark chocolate and is quite rich. Has a slick and silky mouth feel, and a solid bitterness. Both heavy aroma and taste. The aroma is sweet and the flavour is pretty bitter.
TATE (374) - Lubec, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured black with no head. I fear this one may be old. Big raisin and boozy flavor finishing bitter like coffee. Was hoping for more coffee up front but it starts like a wine.
tmrmwel (1316) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, batch #1, jan/2014. Pours deep dark reddish brown, with a small mocha head. Aroma is sweet with pure liquid chocolate and molasses. Medium body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is burned malts, with cocoa and coffee.
WABeerFiend (327) - - JAN 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
06.22.14 store label.
Poured from a bomber into a goblet on 09.17.14.
A: Hostess chocolate pie and a tiny bit of dark coffee.
A: Midnight black body with a bit of red in the glass. It has a ring of bubbles that recedes quickly.
T: Chocolate pie and dark coffee dominate. Dark fruit, woodiness, and vanilla are subtle.
P: Creamy smooth.
O: The coffee is mild and complements the overall flavor without overwhelming it. It is a complex and enjoyable stout.
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aged two years. Smells great, tons of milk chocolate with a hint of coffee and some roasted malts. Completely black, thick brown head. Tastes delicious. Coffee-candy like flavors in this one. Upfront some umami/soy, chocolate, finishes with more soy characteristics, coffee on the exhale and a sticky sweetness. Extreme flavors but well balanced. Alcohol very well hidden. This one is great, hadn’t tried it fresh but aged two years it’s quite nice. Thick bodied and average carbonation.
Koelschtrinker (13113) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Starker schokoladig herber Antrunk. Vollmundig, wenig Vanille, wenig alkoholisch. Hintergründig Kaffee, angenehme Süße. Zum Ende vor allem Kaffee. Harmonisch, vollmundig, gut. 11/12/12/12/9/12
mansquito (4208) - Nueva York, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bondiranrs, NYC tap: pours black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate and coffee, but really it is mostly chocolate. Taste is like eating a chocolate bar. It most good. Fo real. I do not have much more to say.
fugitive (1696) - Athens, GREECE - DEC 14, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Color dark brown with small head. Aroma vanilla, chocolate, coffee. Taste coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Great.