PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep brown near black with a tan film of head. Tootsie roll aroma with some sweet caramel flavored coffee- extremely chocolaty, yet as it warms and aerates the roast comes through more. Thick body but not cloying. Some grainy black malt, artificial sweetener, slightly under attenuated, sweetened dark chocolate, with a charred coffee presence on the back. A bit grainy with saccharine notes, but drinkable. I would praise this brewer for making these huge beers reminiscent of foods and tasting natural, but not for subtlety or finesse.
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 14, 2009
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bomber. One word: WOW! Pours black, with tiny brown head. Aroma may be the most delicious I’ve ever smelled: pure fudge/chocolaty goodness. Even with battered taste buds, this beer is amazing. Goes down like a Starbucks brand iced-coffee-shake-thing. Tastes like swiss chocolate, whole milk, and a black coffee rolled into one. I say: go buy a Starbucks iced coffee drink, then drink it side-by-side with this beer. The only way you can improve on the Starbucks coffee drink is if you added alcohol... and Southern Tier added 11%!! Try this beer before you die.
gnoff (9548) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle at Haket, Göteborg
On September 12, 2009
Black color, small tan head (small due to the fat from the chocolate perhaps?) Apelsinkrokant/orange with chocolate scent. Salty, acidic, bitter, chocolate taste. Long dry bitter chocolate aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
robforbes (2173) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark black with a small khaki head, and some lacing.
smell is of milk chocolate, coffee, and a little vanilla.
taste is creamy, cocoa, some weak coffee in the back, a little licorice, and a little vanilla, ends dry and a touch of bitterness.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a near black with a thick cappuccino head that leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is essentially that of coffee mixed with fudge and is damn near intoxicating. The palate is creamy and the taste is more of the same mochaness, with the coffee flavor lingering on and on. Delicious.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2010 Black with brown head. Aroma is toasty with coffee. The flavor is strong, sweet, and more dominated by the chocolate. Some light hops and some alcohol on the finish. Has an unusually thick mouthfeel. Very rich and heavy, I don’t think I could drink a lot of this at once by itself. I only rated a portion of the bottle and used the rest for an absolutely delicious vanilla ice cream and stout float.
efrumtheidiot (190) - Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber strait from the source. pours an opaque dark brown with a dark cafe colored head. aroma is sweet, rich chocolate with some coffee slipping through and a pleasant nip of alcohol. very light chinook notes too. taste is intense velvety chocolate with light coffee coming through on the finish. more-bitter-than-sweet finish leaves the palate coated in a sludge of chocolatey goodness. mouthfeel is heavy & viscous with gentle pricks of carbonation and a very full body. really a desert brew, & great for a rainy day too. been keeping this one for a rainy day, and she came through brilliantly. for those not a fan of choklat - avoid mokah. it’s very similar to choklat, though i think the chocolate flavor in mokah is much better.
Enjoyit (3754) - Vadum, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black of color with a brown head. an aroma of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. An oily flavor woth chocolate, roasted malt, liqurice and coffee. A lovely oyli and smooth texture!!
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours black in color with full foamy brown head. Aroma roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Taste rich chocolate, coffee and dsrk chocolate with bitter dark chocolate finish.
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at waterfront ale house. Beautiful appearance, dark chocolate with a thin beige head. Nose is intense chocolate cofffee and malts. If it only tasted like the nose. Similar to the desert stout it is just too sweet and has an artificial flavor to it. It’s not awful. But it could be amazing, but it’s not.