bconley (352) - Fern Park, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Otakuden’s throwdown. Very dark body...I mean BLACK body. Smells of big coffee and chocolate malts. Incredibly sweet chocolate, moreso than the coffee, but it’s definitely. Also really cool milk flavor in there. AWESOME!
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bomber! Poured medium-dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of all that is good in the world - chocolate, coffee, and malt. Taste was extremely smooth and creamy coffee and chocolate. Sweet but not cloying, thick but not heavy. Delightful in the extreme.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(22oz bottle) Small tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, coffee ice cream. Taste is moderately sweet, espresso, bittersweet chocolate, light butterscotch. Creamy medium-full body.
3fourths (9057) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013 Mobile rating. Thick, rich, decadent caramel and sweet cream (cream puff) flavor. Mild butterscotch smell and flair. Body is rich, moderately thick, but somewhat harsh, tannic, oak heavy, astringent. Still a nice stout.
travita (4801) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color is brown to black with an ok beige colored head. The smell is mocoa, coffee, chocoalte, sweet cocoa powder. The taste is much of the same. Good if that is what you like.
vyvvy (5525) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 14, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours very dark brown with a smallish tan head. The aroma has thick rich chocolate, ice cream sweetness and roasty malt. Medium / thick lightly rough body with sharper than expected carbonation. The flavor starts out with creamy milk chocolate, bits of bitterness of dark chocolate and a bit of coffee along with dark roasted malt. The finish has more coffee bitterness and some phenolic spice. Very nice impy stout.
juiceisloose (1296) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy bconley. Pours a dark brown body with mahoganny at the edges topped by a small, foamy beige colored head. The aroma is full of hershey’s chocolate syrup blended with some sweet espresso and a hint of vanilla. You can tell from the smell how rich this beer is going to be. The flavor follows suit with the melted hershey’s bar, chocolate fudge, and sweet espresso blending together for a very sweet and rich flavor. There is just a touch of vanilla in there to break up all chocolate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation and very creamy on the mouthfeel. The finish is long and chocolatey like you would expect. I wish there was some more roastiness but the chocolate overpowers. This is a tasty beer, but like most of their beers you can only drink so much at a time.
dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 13, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark chocolate color tan head. Cocoa aroma. Thick, malty, and chocolatey but not overly "dessert-ish"...though I would definately drink it for dessert.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured a dark brown with a beige head. aroma of hershey’s syrup, coffee, fudge, and vanilla. flavor was hersheys syrup, coffee and fudge. light body with a slickness to it. this would be a chocolate lovers dream.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2009
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
I am just not feeling these chocolate beers from Southern Tier. I found this one to be about 95% Choklat and 5% Java in my opinion. It has that super ridiculous foody taste that turned me off with Choklat, as in it tastes like thick thick chocolate syrupy milk and not beer at all. I really couldn’t drink more than two or three sips of this without being overwhelmed. Not for the faint of heart I guess, but I like my imperial stouts to burn a little, have roast complexes and black flavors, and this just tastes like malted chocolate.