PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from old backlog: Dark, near black pour with a fluffy strong lacing khaki head. Quite chocolaty in the nose with a nice barley roast. Light body with a nice mild carbonation. Goes down easy. Simple flavor. Has a great creamy/silky character and is quite chocolaty. Finishes with a hint of salty barley roast. An easy and clean Imperial Stout.
PhillyCraft (3166) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Barcade courtesy of Maryanna. Pours pitch black with smaller head and light lacing. Smells like iced coffee and vanilla beans. Flavor is mocha java espresso ice cream and chocolate. Really layered with rich and toasty flavors. Really enjoyable and slightly refreshing for the style.
BillKismet (3334) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely looking dark chocolate body and crowned with chocolate cream. Waves of dark chocolate entrance the olfactory nerves. The body is of rich dark chocolate cake with a coffee bean finish. Simply blissful to drink. Outstanding.
jtclockwork (8173) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at GABF. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate, caramel, vanilla and sweet chocolate. Medium body.
ReggieDunlap (3047) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black with a thin tan head. aroma is like cocoa puffs! flavor is roasty malts and a touch of cocoa. mouthfeel is a bit light and thin and the finish lingers to burnt/roastiness and cocoa puffs.
Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Coakleyís in New Cumberland, PA. Served in a 12 oz. Snifter. Pours a deep, dark black with thin tan head that disapates quickly but leaves excellent lacing. Aroma is pure chocolate. Flavor is a great balance. Canít deny the sweet milk chocolate up front but the finish lingers with a dark chocolate bitterness. Medium to full bodied. Not overly warming despite the 8.1 Abv. Very tasty.
Nejhleader (1228) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice chocolate aroma. Taste is of a nice subtle chocolate with a creamy body. Overall pretty nice
Beerathon (1128) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is full-on chocolate from pour, to nose, to mouth, to finish. Great dessert brew.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Reviewed from notes.
Pours jet black with a tan head and some nice legs on the way down. The nose is straight sweetened chocolate. Delciious. The taste is liquid milk chocolate with some hints of darker, more bitter chocolate. Feel is nice and creamy with great carbonation. Really tasty, but a bit much for more than a six or so ounce serving.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-26-2010
brokensail (10738) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 8, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A: The pour is almost black with a finger of mocha head which subsides fairly quickly.
S: Super, super roasty. Thereís a lot of coffee and ash as well as a bit of milk chocolate and some dark chocolate as well. Not a very complex nose as itís mostly dominated by the heavy roasted malt character.
T: The intense level of roast follows through on the flavor. Lots of roasted malt, ash, and char. There seems to be maybe a bit of bleach in there, too. I donít get too much chocolate, maybe a bit of bitter dark chocolate. Itís also sort of watery.
M: The body is a bit on the thin end of medium with a medium level of carbonation.
D: I liked Planet Bean quite a bit, so I was looking forward to trying this one, but it really didnít live up to my expectations.