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.
revoke (10) - Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A bit light on the body for a Stout, but that is my subjective take (some people like them this way). It’s stout, tastes like stout, and you can taste the hint of chocolate flavor that its title suggests. Nothing earth shattering, but very, very, drinkable. Smooth finish and goes down very easy. Near black pour with almost no head. Pairs well with Jolly Pumpkins trendy dishes (pizzas in particular). Because it is lighter in body, it proved quite refreshing on a warm day. I would order it again.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer poured a very creamy and fairly light brown, looking almost exactly like a glass of chocolate milk. It was clearly unfiltered, leaving a nice visual presence; however, this created some problems later, as the mouthfeel was quite chalky, affecting the drinkability of the beer. The smell was dominated by chocolate, but also had some coffee and vanilla undertones while remaining slightly sweet. The taste was the same, with a bit of a creamy milk and vanilla combination coming through. Overall, a good brew that was definitely worth trying, but not something I’d like to have regularly, but definitely points for being rather unique.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 01-01-2010
Beerman6686 (3120) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured a medium to dark brown color with a light tan head. Aroma, was light mils chocolate, and light roasted notes too. Flavor was silky smooth light chocolate and roasted malts. Not too sweet and a bit dry actually.
paintedmaple (211) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub...Velvety chocolate with slightly sour rather than sweet finish. Almost no carbonation, but suitable for the style. Had this as an ’after lunch’ drink and it was outstanding.
patrick767 (3169) - 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.
j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin beige head. Soft cocoa, warm bread, coffee, vanilla. Smooth with some gentle chocolate, very fine light carbonation. Excellent body on this thing. Very gentle soft cocoa finish. Quite tasty.
Tmoney99 (8772) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at MBGSF 2010. Poured dark brown color with medium brown creamy head that lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting solid brew.
Sammy (7029) - 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.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jp cafe. Ann arbor. Black body with beige head. Aroma of light chocolate, roasted malt and coffee beans. Flavor is slightly sweet, nutty and dry. Chocolate and a touch of coffee. Great creamy palate