Jamesthebrit (323) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells just like a chocolate orange. So much orange aroma it is surprising.
Looks amazing. The head is super creamy and a nice dark brown.
Taste has orange but it really battles with the roastiness. The two flavors hit together rather than a fade from one to another.
This is really rough on the palate. The acidity from the orange really exacerbates the acidity of the stout base.
Overall this beer really suffers from the palate. The acidity of the orange is just too much. The aroma is perfect but the taste just doesn’t translate. Not a bad go at chocolate orange but not amazing.
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home. Black in color with a thin tan head. Lots of roasted malt, licorice, and some sweet orange. Bitter cocoa and coffee. A little bit of booze on the back end. Bitter flavor and roasty. A lot of licorice, some ash, and sweet orange. Not bad.
Steve_0 (3166) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Glenwood Springs with friends, courtesy of Aaron. Thanks man! Pour is deep brown with a frothy brown head and great lacing. Bakers chocolate, vanilla, some coffee, lightly toasty, marshmallow, graham crackers, and earthy aroma. Taste is chocolate, coffee grounds, earthy hops, orange peels, some vanilla, graham crackers, and raisins. Medium body with soft carbonation. Nice flavors, but could use a thicker body, still tasty. 3
adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with Steve_0 in Glenwood Springs, thanks to markwise. Pours a black appearance with a thin brown head. Aroma is full of milk chocolate, light coffee, a touch of fruit, and some vanilla. Medium body. Kind of spicy flavor. Tons of chocolate. Dessert like flavor. Fun. A little sweet.
Lukaduke (2521) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep viscous black color with two fingers of light khaki foam. Rich roast on the nose with dark bakers cocoa, big chewy mouthfeel, some light citrus and vanilla add nice complexity but don’t really shine quite as much as the big dark body of this beast. Tasty treat !
weark (401) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from La Mise en Bière - Black color with a beautiful dark brown head, good lasting and great lacing - Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, soy sauce, hints of vanilla - Flavor is more dark chocolate, vanilla, orange, roasted malt, nuts and hints of coffee - Full body, medium bitterness, pleasant carbonation, creamy and velvety palate, long bitter chocolate finish - So good, i love chocolate beer when they are done like this, to drink with a dessert
GlasgowTAD (338) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep brown, almost black. Has a HUGE milk chocolate shade of brown head that eventually disappears into nothing. Aroma is cocoa, slight roast and some toasted hazelnuts. Taste is voluptuously complex, begins with citrus orange which is followed by 70% dark chocolate tastes then followed by a rich and earthy black coffee. It is full bodied with a rich mouthfeel. Astonishingly good.
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Pours murky and dark brown with a tiny, creamy, beige head that’s gone in a flash. The aroma is a collage of fudge, burnt malts and dark chocolate. Full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. Burnt, bittersweet flavor – dark chocolate and acute honeybell and mandarin orange sweetness - with an acrid, carbonic finish. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
drfabulous (4523) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the shared bottle. Chocolaty notes and lots of orangy stuff going on. Rick and thick and big. Solid beer.
teorn88 (3551) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Backlog rating. Keg at CBC Clapham, Craft 100, London. It pours a deep dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is roasty and sweet, with notes of dark chocolate, toasted bread and orange marmalade, ashy earth, espresso, orange rind and wood. Taste is bold, roasty and sweet with definite note of orange blossom. Also notes of espresso, dark chocolate, lactose, wood, port wine, Christmas spices and buttered bread. Finishes roasty and quite dry. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, really good RIS
DrewFace (939) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasty chocolate, sweet, light orange. Dark brown black brown head. SemiSweet, grainy, chocolate, light orange character.