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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.01/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
2008 Great American Beer Festival Gold medal chocolate beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4826) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Pitch black color with a medium head. A very winey chocolate aroma. Strong dark cocoa. Big chocolate flavor. Milk, dark, straight cacao nibs. Mild bitterness. Vanilla. Still some red wine character. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatDane1632 (1167) - North Dakota, USA - JAN 29, 2015
On tap at the Brewery/Brewpub -- This is super chocolate, in a good way. The alcohol is a little hot but it is masked well by the chocolate. Please sir, may I have another?

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Experiment_Ale (1096) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2014
At GABF 2013. Pours black creamy grey head medium. Aroma is huge roasted chocolate malt, caramelized, delicious big chocolate notes. Taste is big chocolate, smooth, silky, hint of raisin, peanut butter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nimbleprop (7202) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours an inky black with some tan head. Nose of chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, cake icing, coffee. Flavors of chocolate covered expresso beans, vanilla, wood pulp. Super smooth and drinkable. Awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Multiple pours at GABF. Appearance is deep black with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Big roasted malt, chocolatey, coffee, coconut, vanilla, woody, brown sugar and molasses in the aroma. Taste is sweet chocolate, brown sugar, bourbon, coconut, dark fruity, leathery, and vanilla with a roasted bitter finish. Syrupy mouthfeel soft carbonation. Damn tasty stout and no signs of alcohol, at all.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1780) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Black pour with a rich tan head. Awesome aroma of chocolate and oatmeal cookie. Taste is of cocoa and dark fruit. Rich mouthfeel. Great beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (10445) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
GABF 2013. Pours a big black appearance with a dark brown head. Big roasted chocolate malty, light coffee, fudge, rich sweet aroma. Really thick, viscous, goopy dark chocolate flavor with some vanilla and lightly spicy hop bitterness. Really thick mouth feel. Fun beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtclockwork (14613) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Draft at GABF. Pours black with tan head. Nose and taste of chocolate, roast, vanilla, dark chocolate and sweet chocolate. Full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (2354) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
On tap September 28, 2013 at ABR. Black pour with a tan head. Chocolate explosion, wow this was amazing. Best new beer to me at the event by quite a bit. TH killed it at ABR this year. 1600th rating for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 1, 2013
On tap at GABF 2012. Pours with a pitch black hued body with a large, lasting and fierce brown head with some alcohol legs. Aromas are of molasses, tar, raisins, alcohol, dark fruit and maple. Mild chocolate. Flavors are of big chocolate, dusty cocoa, vanilla, raisins, lightly leathery, dark fruits, medium-low carbonation, off-dry and viscous.

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