Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma has some chocolate and some roasty malts. Flavour .... not much chocolate .... a bit ... but certainly not the most chocolately beer I’ve ever had. What ever, it had a great balance and a nice hop-malt roundedness that hid the high alcohol content.
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark red brown colour with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, chocolate, dark chocolate, dusty chocolate, dark roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, roasted, late finish is chocolate. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
jmgreenuk (5841) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Poured a dark mahogany colour with a very slight reddish hue. The tan head was quite frothy initially, but didn’t last for long. The aroma was unsurprisingly mainly of chocolate! When I bought this bottle, I must admit I was a little worried by the label, as it gave the impression that this beer was a chocolate lovers dream, but thankfully the chocolate was there in the flavour, but it wasn’t dominant in any way. I’ve had chocolate beers in Belgium before and they are uber sickly. This was perfect. The dry hoppy pepperness went well with subtle notes from the chocolate to deliver a superb and very tasty ale. Another classic from Wales!
zimbo (765) - SCOTLAND - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful looking beer. Big fluffy tan head. Matt black colour shrouded in a brown wrap.Not much on the nose but nice dry dusty earthiness in there. Maybe a bit of dried dark chocolate cake in there too. Faint fizz at the very end but not at all offensive.
Probably the best most balance chocolate stout I’ve had in the UK in recent years.
hoppybreweruk (33) - WALES - JAN 12, 2013
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not impressed with this beer at all. Although it had good head retention and a nice carbonation the beer just tasted like a regular beer that had cocoa powder added to it.
BenH (3068) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of coffee and chocolate also. A tad thin in body and flavour and quite bitter. My least favourite beer from this brewery so far.
Essex (51) - Cardiff, WALES - JAN 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Fullers snifter glass.
Pours an opaque black colour with a quick to dissipate tan head. Decent lacing.
Smells strongly of dark chocolate, with a hint of burnt malts too.
Taste pretty much reflects the smell, with just a hint less bitterness than you’d expect. Very well balanced.
Overall an extremely drinkable beer, balanced and with a nice subtle chocolate taste. Love it.
cgarvieuk (17632) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 25, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle at home ... deep brown ... thin tan head ... soft smokey woody chocolate nose .... too fizzy ... musty dusty bitterness ... little cardboard ...nope not working for me
McNeillR (1778) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dusty chocolate aroma, like tearing open a sack of Milk Buttons. Expectedly dark body with a brown soaked head. Initially tangy, lactose carrying taste with a ping of bitter on the palate. Balanced sweet milky maltness to finish.
Very rare to have a chocolate beer without a coffee or a malt base without the arse falling out of the milky sweetness. Belgian angle helps, but they’ve done something special here. It’s all very one sided, but all very left-field. Get it while you can.
Bottle, Cornelius, Edinburgh
Rune (9401) - Tromsø, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg, half-pint in perfect condition at Craft Beer Co in Islington. Patchy surface, spotty lacing and a tan-coloured head. Dark grainy chocolate to the nose. Cocoa powder to the taste buds, small bite of lactose to it, finish off with roasted, bitter chocolate malt. Well balanced. Likable (London, 26.11.2012).