SteveOrz85 (37) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from large bottle into tulip. Big tan head slow to dissipate. Aroma of cocoa nibs and unsweetened chocolate. Taste is only slightly sweet malts with soft notes of Belgium chocolate and just a hint of vanilla. Silky smooth finish. Easy drinker.
Overall easy drinking enjoyable beer. Not overwhelming with chocolate as with some beers of this style.
Would buy again, especially if offered in a 6 pack for say $12 over a pint and a half bottle for $10.
alobar (2969) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with ruby highlights. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Dark chocolate flavor with hints of roasted malt, and vanilla. Very nice beer.
katrinaez (241) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It is truly a dark chocolate beer. Not syrupy. True dark chocolate. Aroma immediate. Lingers in the mouth and coats the tongue. Deep flavor. Lucky the abv is lower cuz it could kill you! Exactly what it claims
Matt_Foran (76) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong aroma of chocolate on the nose. On the first taste, chocolate right up front with some malts on the back end. Finishes nicely on palate.
stevoj (2544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, lots of chocolate, body a bit thin, not much head for a stout, plenty sweet. Good dessert beer
Redr8r (13) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with decent cream colored head. Good deal of lacing on the glass. Smells of chocolate with a touch of vanilla beans. Tastes of chocolate milk with no trace of booziness.
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ryanscourt (858) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark black, smells like chocolate syrup and flavor follows suit. Cocoa bitterness combines great with the hops. Great dessert of a beer.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Hardly a sweet stout. Still pretty much a dry stout. Very subtle differences between this and the original Love Stout. The classic beer is there and then the chocolate and vanilla compliment those flavors. There was something slightly artificial about it, though. Since they call it chocolate, I would have liked for the chocolate to be stronger than the vanilla, which it wasn’t.
TECHNICAL: Drank 3/30/2013. Bottle. Poured very dark brown that was basically black in the glass with red highlights and a large, tan head that mostly, but slowly, diminished leaving good lacing. The aroma had moderate roasted malt, milk chocolate and dark chocolate; vanilla, something artificial, tobacco, chocolate milk shake and something underlying that reminded me of cigar smoke. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was lightly sweet and moderately bitter with an average duration. There was roasted malt, both milk and dark chocolate, vanilla, and something underlying like cigar smoke or plastic melting. The light to medium body was oily with lightly fizzy carbonation and a sort of metallic and ever-so-slightly chalky finish.
Darkmagus82 (1917) - - OCT 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-17-14-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – The beer is served deep brown color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a fantastic level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heavy of a milk chocolate aroma mixed with a strong roasted malt smell. Along with these aromas are some notes of a vanilla sweetness as well as some aromas of toffeeanda bit of an earthy smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a more roasted malt flavor mixed with some lighter cocoa flavors upfront. As the flavor advances however, the roasted flavors begin fading ever so slightly with the chocolate sweetening up quite a bit and becoming much more intense. Tons of vanilla and some toffee join the flavor, sweetening the chocolate and producing a sweet chocolate bar flavor. With flavors of cream and a moderate amount of bitter earth also coming to the tongue at the end, one is left with a chocolate ice cream like flavor to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. Both were quite nice for the style of the brew and really helped accentuate the sweet chocolate and roasted flavors of the brew.
Overall – A tasty vanilla laden chocolate brew. A rather nice drinker and certainly worth a try if you get a chance.
DedicatedToFun (3534) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap, dark pour, tan head, nose is lots of chocolate, so is the taste, vanilla throughout.