Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tortuga Ale Company Chocolate Stout
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor, MI. Pours a black body with an inch thick, dense and very creamy, brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice solid throughout. Aroma is very smooth with nice cocoa nibs containing a light bitterness. Soft roast malts with a touch of fruity acidity. Flavor is similar. Very smooth chocolates and roasts up front with some nice, lightly bitter cocoa nibs and roasts coming out towards the end. A touch of fruity acidity again. Roasts, rich milky and dark cocoas, and a slight bitterness kicks up at the end as this finishes smooth and lightly dry and bitter before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Light-medium, very soft and silky body with no real carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid, very easy drinking stout. Nice mix of cocoa bitterness, rich chocolates, and smooth roasts. Good beer.
flatmatt (1289) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Traverse City Jolly Pumpkin. A black pour that I didn’t write down the head color of. Cocoa aroma with coffee and some dark fruit. Flavor is cocoa again, with dark fruit, molasses, some roastiness. Rather light on the palate. Not so special.
Sammy (9686) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on cask at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor. Madagascar chocolate. Chocolate and sour imperial stout aroma. Lots of roast. Black with three-eighths of an inch of off-white head, lacing is good. Average mouthfeel for a cask. Good bitter chocolate, and only 30 IBU. Really great cask.
Stouterrific (6) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2011 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
On tap at the Jolly Pumpkin brewery in Ann Arbor, MI. This stout was dark auburny-brown in color, strong smell of buttery toffee. The texture was wonderfully smooth. Was very sweet and buttery tasting, and the chocolate flavor was instantly noticeable. The stout was a bit thin, but the strong flavor made up for that! Really delicious sweet stout. Hope to enjoy this one again soon.
VertBaconStrips (2196) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap during MBF 2010, RBSG. Even in my shitty cup they gave me a great looking pour. Still tasting that Good Harbour from Leelanau... will this after taste ever go away? Big thick thick cap, light milk chocolately bown on a deep brown beer. Massive creamy milk chocolate and on the sweet side but just the perfect amount of sweetness, quiet bitterness, biscuit, weird wheat. Not to fond of this. It sure dropped off in a hurry. I don’t dig this at all. Raining on my face.
patrick767 (3728) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor - Pours very dark brown with a small tan head. The aroma is of roast malt and chocolate. It tastes sweet with ample chocolate. Medium to full bodied and very enjoyable.
aracauna (3283) - Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
There is perhaps some diacetyl in the beer like with the Raspinical here, but it actually works nicely with the roast from the chocolate and the stout here. Tasty.
tkrjukoff (4205) - SWEDEN - MAY 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apr 24, tap @ Jolly Pumpkin, Ann Arbor. Pours black with ruby tones with a small brown head. Stouty, coffee and chocolate arome. Lean velvety mouthfeel, a bit thin. Chocolate, chocolate, roasted, slightly sweet flavor; a bit thin body, but still well balanced. Thin chocolate tart palate. Finishes thin sourish tart.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep brown pour with a thin off-white head. The nose is quite chocolatey and softly fruity. There is a touch of fruit and an odd vegetal sweetness. Oddly estery and quite dusty on the finish. Some strange sort of tartness as well. A light lingering chocolate finish but it’s quite odd and not really all that good.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Raw, green and chalky nose. Taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter, with milk chocolate, some toffee and lightly roasted coffee. Texture is a bit chalky. I’ve had a more recent batch that was superior to this one, but sadly didn’t take notes...