maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Once Upon a Vine South on 06/27/2009. Dark black body with a medium creamy light brown head. Big chocolate aroma with light coffee in the background, light roast and light bitterness. Big sweet chocolate flavor with some coffee notes, faint roast, caramel and some mild bitter in the finish. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation. Hides the alcohol well.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Always amazed by these beers. Thick and rich, syrupy to a fault but only barely. One sniff and -pow- chocolate and coffee. There you have it. Espresso milkshake in your bottle. Thick and rich in the glass, it has a stickiness like brownie batter. It’s a little sweet, a little much to enjoy fully, but damn! it’s tasty and belly warming. You can feel the calories work their magic in your stomach.
ben4321 (4539) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another beer I’d been meaning to rate, had a bit of a friend’s bottle last week at the Brickskeller, and it reminded me I need to rate this one. This is a really tasty stout, nice coffee flavor. A good brew all around.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz – The Wine Source. Black, thick tan creamy head. Soft tootsie pop cream aromas warm to swirls of dark chocolate coffee and vanilla from beginning to end. Candied coffee and toasted vanilla bean flavors balance well on a rich chocolate foundation. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation, bittersweet finish. Good brew, but the blend takes away from the originals in my mind…
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Capone’s, served in a snifter. Black with a thin khaki head. Both the nose and flavor were both sweet and syrupy with a dominant chocolate presence. Way too sweet for me and lacking in complexity though I can see how some people would really love it.
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black color with no head. Interesting aroma of cocoa, light coffee and a really strong sweet... something... The taste is like sugary candy. Sugar Daddies or Tootsie Rolls. Eventually, some roasted malts, chocolate and very light coffee come out. Way the heck to sweet. This from someone who thinks their Creme Brulee is divine.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2010 bottle, pours black medium brown head. Aroma is chocolate cake, thin coffee. Flavor is rich, this is very sweet stuff. Sweet coffee and chocolate with some mild bitter cocoa in the finish.
Leighton (13514) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was just crazy. I had this beer on tap at Sunswick in Queens, NYC. Beer was big and delicious. Color was pure dark brown. The rich chocolate and coffee aroma permeated the medium beige head. And the flavor was incomperable. I got much more chocolate than coffee, which was fine by me. I almost forgot I was drinking beer; it felt more like a chocolate milk, minus the lactose. Overall an amazingly deep, rich beer.
wavers1 (910) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 31, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 22 oz to my head, courtesy of bmartin08. very sweet milk chocolate aroma with a hint of vanilla latte purs vert think, dark brown with a medium khaki head that lingers for a nice while. only the tiniest hint of alcohol in the back palate, it is very nicely disguised by the roasy sweetness of the main body. great progress of the flavor from sweet and creamy to a bitter slightly burnt finish. great interpretation of an actual mocha into a stout as opposed to a choco-coffee stout.
drowland (6654) - Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is motly chocolate with some alcohol. The flavor is sweet and mainly chocolate, though the coffee is on the finish subtly but also delicious. I could go for more pronounced coffee, but it’s still quite good.