TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle compliments of Beerlando. Thanks, Bryan! Pours a near opaque black with some ruby edges, very dark though, a cakey brownish head atop that stays ok sized, laces ok. Dies down a bit. Aromas are chocolate and coca-cola, roasted malts, some minerallly red wine tannins, grapes, with touches of cocoa, creamy sweetness. A bit muddled. Initial is lighter than medium bodied preaching cocoa, touches of creamy lactose sweetness, roastiness, more cocoa, coffee, touches of soda bread, toffee, caramel. Light bitterness on the backend, no alcohol. Overall, lacing complexity and body, it’s ok flavorwise, but seems a touch off. It’s chocolate is the dominant factor, but seems to have an off note overall. Finish is a touch syrupy, roasty, and a bit thin. An ok Sweet Stout that lacks balance, any sort of palate fullness, and complexity. It goes down easy but has a strange off note perhaps in debt to a strange chocolate additive.
noahjb (10) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark chocolate black with a thin tan foam head. Smells like milk chocolate with burnt notes and hints of dark fruits. Tastes sweet and milky at first with overly abundant roasted chocolate flavors - followed by slight fruity bitterness (blackberries?). Creamy, creamy, creamy like a milk chocolate shake. A slight lingering bitterness. This was quite delicious - a real treat.
Hawksfan17 (890) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate and alcohol. Pours black. Rich, sweet and light flavor. Sweet and smooth finish. Interesting but I like their hoppy offerings better.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #441. Tasted 1/20/11. 12oz bottle. Seasonal 2010. Pours pitch and opaque. Brainy khaki head. Aromas of faint cocoa and dark chocolate. Medium to full bodied with a nice astringency. Mild hop character with the emphasis on the chocolate malts. Definitely dark and bittersweet chocolate notes with a subtle coffee undertone. These guys make great beers!
Ughsmash (7331) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Poured rich, deeper brown with a creamy, darker, well-retained tan head. The aroma picked up chocolate and more chocolate, with milky and vanilla character first and foremost.. airy cocoa on the back.. just a hair buttery, but otherwise decadent. The flavor found milkier chocolates throughout, with light-moderate roast to it.. some tartness from that same character.. vanilla and roasty black patent malts gave additional depth.. tasty, but cakeiness limited drinkability a bit. Sweet as mentioned on the palate.. moderate carbonation kept it moving well.. just a little too milky and buttery for me to drink more than a bottle at a time.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma of cocoa and malts. Looks dark but not thick, almost no head. Tastes of the chocolate but the malts keep it from being too bitter. There’s just a hint of roast nut. This is one of the most balanced chocolate stouts I’ve had. Definitely buying this again.
decaturstevo (5396) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is choffee witha nice chocolate kicker. Flavor mirrors aroma except that the chocolate out weighs the coffee on the flavor. Nice sweet chocolate. Medium full bodied with smooth carbonation. nice beer.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a small amount head. Sweet malty flavor with a quick finish.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Date: 11/10/2010 Source:Belvidere at Broad Cask. Lots of cocoa aroma. Black with almost no head. Flavor has lots of chocolate and roast. Medium body and mouthfeel. Finish is medium with a lactose sweetness.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a dark brown color with a very slight tan head that collars around the glass. Whoppers....this beer smells exactly like a freshly opened box of Whoppers. Chocolate and malt dominate the nose and is pretty nice. Medium/heavy mouthfeel. The flavor is as sweet as the nose would indicate but it has a nice sweet chocolate start with some mild bittersweet chocolate notes. Slight bitterness in the end. I wish it was a little sweeter but overall it’s pretty good.