mikem409 (1985) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks Colin! Pours pitch midnight black with great tan head can’t believe this is 4 years old. Atoms of chocolate on chocolate. Very chewy oatmeal mouth feel love it
Meilby (10959) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 650ml @ home
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, nutty, licorice, coffee and hint of alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, cocoa, licorice, coffee and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
ALIBALI (695) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 24, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Extrem schokofett und trocken Röstbitter. Grosses Kino. Klassisch öliges Outfit und ausgeprägt formvollendet. 0,15/3,30€ vom Hahn in der STONE BREWERY BERLIN. VINTAGE.
JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Redux draft at Bittercreek. The pour was beautiful with a pretty reverse cascade thing going on.. 2 finger head is very dark brown.. even for a big stout... brew is very very dark... no light escapes... nice lacing.. dries leaving crusty bubbles.
Aroma is deep.. coffee and chocolate... smell improves immensely as it warms.. melted dark chocolate and cocoa nibs... yummy... even smells smooth and creamy... somewhat more stout characteristics appear than the expected chocolate.
Flavor is huge... I honestly was not expecting something this rich... The bitterness is also huge.. but it’s not a hop bitterness.. more of an astringent (not in a bad way) cocoa presence... like a strong espresso with a couple squares of Hershey’s dark melted and mixed in.
chinchill (4271) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle consumed ~9 months from 15 Jan. 2016 bottling date using a Belgian snifter.
Appearance: Pours essentially black color; clear but sits opaque in the glass; aggressive pour produced a light brown head < 1 cm thick. Spots and streaks of lacing. Soon reduces to a partial coat and ring.
Aroma: Dark and milk chocolates, chocolate liqueur, dark roasted grains, toffee, brown sugar and hints of vanilla.
Flavor: Rich with a mix of flavors dominated by dark roasted grains and chocolates. Mild-medium pronounced bitterness; trace of burnt grain and smoke. Subtle toffee and dark dried fruits.
Feel: Thick and full bodied; some alcohol heat and harshness but smooth underneath this. Moderate carbonation.
Overall: Bitter-sweet dark chocolates and dark roasted malts in good balance. Well chosen encore!
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a deep black body with a thin dark tan head that left very little lace. Aroma was really nice chocolate was the most prevelant with hints of alcohol, oatmeal and espresso, as it warmed fruit notes came through. Flavor of bitter chocolate throughout but the oatmeal makes a brief apperance and a alcohol finish. Overall a pretty good brew, the bitterness was a little over the top. Originally rated on 10/24/08.
Desverger (8337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap@Taphouse, Copenhagen - pours black with a tan head. Roasted and sweet malty aroma and taste, with high chocolate prominence, some coffee, caramel, oaty, vanilla, light vanilla caress into the close. Lovely.
ciocanelu (1329) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - SEP 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black color with brown head. Aroma has some sweet malt and chocolate. Taste is bittersweet with chocolate and cacao and roasted malt finish. Medium body and carbonation. Quite good overall, a solid chocolate stout.
fillepolo (595) - SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ taphouse copenhagen. Pours a dark colour beer with a flat head. Roasted malts with oat, chocolate and coffee. Dry finish.
Lilja (2792) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fat på CBC-2016. Smak och doft av choklad, kaffe, vanilj, karamell, rostad malt med toner av lakrits och aska. Kärv, fin kropp och sötma. Bra!
mateuszk (2085) - Poznań, POLAND - AUG 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pitch black with thick beige head. Dark chocolate, oatmeal, coffee, oats in aroma. In taste medium sweet, roasty, lots of dark chocolate and coffee. Full body, oily palate, finish is dry and bitter.