cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with smith4498 - Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 finger thick tan head. Light lacing. Has kinda of an odd chocolate aroma with light esters and a hint of smoke. Flavor is caramel malt and chocolate. Medium body. A nice beer. Thanks Jason.
BeerFanDan17 (973) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice stout with a strong roasted cocoa presence. Creamy yet malty with hints of smoke and bitterness.
TheBeerGod (5164) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black pour with a dense, frothy brown head. Pleasing cocoa and dark chocolate laden aroma. Roasted malt and light coffee come through as well. Dark chocolate and cocoa make up the bulk of the taste as well with more roasted malt and cream-and-sugar-sweetened coffee come through. Body is medium with a soft and creamy carbonation. Ends with more big chocolate and cocoa notes, and roasted malt. Very tasty! Excellent session beer!
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. This is the kind of in-between beer that could go in the "herb and veg" category or the sweet stout category, and I mean that in a good way. The nose is rich with caramel and even a hint of bourbon, presumably from the chocolate oils. These oils also limit the beer’s head and carbonation, so those expecting a Guinness with a widget will be disappointed. The flavor is roasty, rich, and robust, with a bit more bite than you might expect given the smoothing effect of lactose sugars although, again, this may reflect the presence of the chocolate. Combined with the hopping, the chocolate also gives it a long dry finish. Overall, a nice offering from the local yokels.
dmac (3872) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Jonathan Ron Brielle. Poured a good looking black body with an average sized light brown frothy head. Aroma is lightly sweet dry chocolate sort of like a dried out Tootsie Roll, toasted brown bread, grassy hops and some chocolate covered oranges. Rather full bodied with lively carbonation and a slightly chalky feel. Flavor is toasted malts, slightly chocolate powder, some seltzer and more toast along with some milk. Ahh pretty good but I was expecting more of a chocolate aroma/flavor.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from grape & gourmet. pours black with a one-finger, creamy, khaki head and nice lacing. aroma is very nice, straightforward as expected, with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, malt balls, and hints of lactose sugar with subtle coffee as it warms. flavor is tasty as well with sweet, milk chocolate, slightly sour lactose sugar, nuts, and light coffee with a mildly metallic, bitter finish. palate is medium bodied, smooth, and nicely carbonated. overall, a tasty sweet stout from terrapin.
jjuf1853 (1227) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brass Tap. Dark chocolate brown pour with a foamy tan head. Aroma is mostly chocolate along with roasted malt, coffee, and more chocolate. The chocolate dominates the flavor as well. Mostly sweet but some hints of bitterness.
nearbeer (3584) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2010 12 oz. Opaque ebony with a lasting ring of bubbles. Nose is chocolate and coffee. Flavor is the same, with some light lactic acid. Medium body is both watery and sticky, lightly tingly, and drinkable.
smith4498 (2980) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark brown with tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate and some caramel. Sweet milk chocolate flavor with some roasted malts and a little coffee. Medium body with mild carbonation. A nice desert beer.
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some cola/caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some cola, light caramel. Light-medium body, some stickiness.