WABeerFiend (318) - - 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 (304) - 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 (12439) - 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 (4053) - 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 (1645) - 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.
rocbyter (1942) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle that has been aging for a few years. Strong chocolate aroma. Black color and there is not much of a head left. Sweet chocolate beginning with a light burn in the finish.
Aggiebob (228) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This black stout has a chocolate and coffee aroma and offers full body sweetness with a light bitter aftertaste. It was a good choice for a cold day.
Beardaxe (293) - - DEC 6, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber until tulip glass. Lovely sweet aroma that reminded me of cigar city southern slice. It just smells like a dessert. Flavor is quite good. Abv is hidden well. The beer is sweet all the way through, but never cloying. The chocolate is soft and simple but delicious. A slightly bitter finish mars things a bit, but still very good.
probstblueribbon (3273) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber shared with judges. Deep brown black with a decent mocha head. Gorgeous chocolate and coffee aroma, sweet tick and rich. Flavour is richly chocolatey, nice dark coffee, molasses; very sweet with lots of cocoa, chocolate and coffee, decent bitterness. Lovely.
Jamesthebrit (346) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is complex. Fruity earthy coffee. Chocolate bitterness.
Looks good. Dark black. Huge dark brown espresso head.
Taste is a little acidic. Bitter. Earthy dirt. Hops cut through on the finish. I think the hoppy finish takes a lot away. I would rather have some sweetness. Boozy. Flavors are muddled rather than distinct.
Palate is alright. A little dirty and aggressive.
Overall a solid beer. Doesn’t taste as gimmicky as other chocolate or coffee beers. But the acidity and bitterness make it rough.