calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like commercial sweet chocolate milk with a tiny little alcohol hint and mokah chocolate.The taste is the same with mokah notes, chocolate. Leaves an oily palate and long lasting aftertaste of mokah, sweet chocolate milk.
tricyclist (671) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Overall it’s not a bad beer but I couldn’t do more than one. Has a super chocolatey cocoa nose, with coffee. Flavor is candy like with plenty of cocoa and chocolate notes, sweet creamed coffee. Slight bitterness, but mostly sweet with notes of caramel also. Not terrible, but not diabetic creme brûlée.
tdoyledesign (172) - Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a very creamy off white head. Aroma is of coffee and a ton of dark chocolate, and a hit of vanilla, but rather faint compared to the appearance. Taste isgreat! Vanilla, with hints of sugar and marshmallow with a nice dark chocolate finish to the palate. Mouthfeel is smooth and nice amount of carbonation. Great beer!
conway (1322) - - MAY 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black with almost no head. Aroma is Cocoa Pebbles and Hershey Syrup. Taste follows suit and adds a hint of coffee. Slight alcohol burn. Thick sticky mouthfeel. Nice.
BadAprilia1000 (240) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours motor oil black and thick, with a thick cappucino head which dissipates quickly. Aroma of black coffee, espresso sweetness, milk chocolate bar, hot chocolate, chocolate milk, cream, vanilla, caramel, fresh bread. Taste is bittersweet chocolate, a bitter that is almost floral which I think I am confusing for the bitter from cacoa and coffee combining, espresso beans, chocolate milk, creamy, vanilla, and almost a bourbon/whiskey finish as the beer warms to expose the 10% ABV. Huge beer that is still pretty drinkable and very impressive.
ahandrych (8) - - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer!! Sometimes the food makes the beer, but in this case both were unbelievable.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tnkw01 (1058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Really great beer. Deep, dark coffee color with a light brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate with hints of coffee and vanilla. Taste is like a delicious bittersweet chocolate. Nice.
ROBC3366 (547) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Southern Tier has mastered dessert beers. Sweet cocoa aromas blended with espresso, toffee and hints of floral hops. Flavor? Think dark chocolate espresso beans. Coffee bitterness balanced with sweet caramel and toffee. Hoppy undertones and some light grains round it out nicely. The alcohol becomes strong as the beer warms, but the thick, creamy feel caries it well
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
GreatDane1632 (312) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated from notes taken 22 Jun 2011, Southern Tier Beer Tasting -- Another great ’remarkable’ beer from Southern Tier. Could have as dessert. (Drank before Southern Tier had created this "Blackwater Series")
dliberto (138) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle into snifter. Pours a thick dark black with a small dark tan head. Smells like creamy chocolate milk. I can taste peanut butter, coffee, whipped cream, and chocolate. It really has that coffee shop flavor down. Thick bodied, low carbonation. Delicious desert beer.