onceblind (5916) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Black pour with a thin light khaki head, giving off a lovely aroma of Hersheys milk chocolate and creamy mocha coffee. Amazing flavor with loads of milk chocolate and chocolate syrup, a little sweet earthy coffee, a little roast and good chocolaty sweetness. This is basically a cake in a glass and I love every bit of it. Quiet sublime coffee finish.
hophead1234 (46) - - APR 8, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
two7offsuit (388) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a light brown head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavor is chocolate and coffee. Excellent.
demannu (231) - New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. This is very enjoyable. Dark and robust. Full of chocolate and coffee delivered in a lushish creamy full body. I like it more than than the chokolat.
tfontana (224) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 3, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2015 Bottle from Epsom Circle Market, Epsom, NH. Aroma is rich chocolatey without discernible coffee. No alcohol smell despite 10% APV. Appearance is opaque black with moderate, off-white crinkling head with good lacing and fair retention. Taste is medium sweet chocolate dominant over lightly bitter coffee long finish (If I’m being picky, perhaps the only fault is the interplay between the two could be more complex). Palate is medium-bodied, creamy with perfect amount of carbonation to enhance the flavor rather than compete with it. Overall, this beer is pretty awesome. A nice chocolatey treat without being overly sweet. I’m trying to savor it but am already anticipating my second pour.
N3lson1 (601) - 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 (1473) - 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 (377) - 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 (1368) - 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.