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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Passionately brewed with over 200 pounds of pure, 100% cacao Belgian dark chocolate, this irresistibly smooth stout explodes with the taste and aroma of rich, dark chocolate goodness. This deep black beauty will seduce you with her roasty maltiness and hints of vanilla and caramel.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
750ml bottle into a tulip. From notes. A: Pours a dark ruby color. The head is a three finger khaki shade with layered foam thickness. Layered foam thickness, folks! That’s worth bonus points by itself. S: The aroma is straightforward; dry, powdery chocolate is backed by a touch of vanilla. Maybe hints of cream pop up here and there. T: Chocolate makes itself known immediately, before transitioning to caramel and vanilla in the middle. Some chocolate flavors return in the finish, backed by a subtle mineral note. This one does a great job of striking a balance between being easy drinking and being dessert-like. M: I think the body could be a little thicker, and a little creamier as well. The finish is mostly dry, however a touch of chocolate sweetness continues to linger. Despite my complaints about the lack of decadence, this is unbelievably quaffable. O: It’s not the most complex stout by any stretch. However, the way it delicately balances drinkability with a rich chocolate flavor just impresses the hell out of me. I could easily crush a 750 of this and not grow tired of it.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DandyWolfFloyd (617) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Aroma - chocolate malt with a little roast and tease of booze Appearance - almost black body; opaque liquid; about 2" beige head Taste - chocolate malt with a little roast, and subtle nutty quality Palate - body is more light than medium; texture is thinner than a stout really should be; carbonation is flat; finish feels and tastes like chocolate milk, Boscos or like a Chocolate Cow.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ScoWRee (365) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours a very dark brown apart black. A very nice tan foamy head. The aroma screams cocoa. Taste is a little watery and bitter. Taste like chocolate water. A little disappointed considering the great aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (1390) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Draft at Khyber Pass. Black pour that shows as a clear ruby under bright light. Large frothy beige head. Lots of lace. Dark buttery salted chocolate caramels. Thick rich dark red fruits. Semi-sweet Swiss chocolate bars. Only slight coffee and smoke. Surprisingly full body. Not overly complex, but pleasantly original. Tastes a whole lot better than the thoughts of chocolate covered oysters might conjure.

3.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Yonny (16) - - MAR 28, 2014
Draft pour... nice 1/2 inch foamy head (very Guinness-like). Sweet taste at first sip, sweet aftertaste. Smooth drinking. Would not be my regular drink as the taste is "bland" relative to my first choice IPAs. But a very good change!

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ricoslim (65) - - MAR 23, 2014
Poured from 750ml bottle. Very dark with a light tan head. Aroma is strong of chocolate. Very smooth for a stout. Flavor is middle of the pack when it comes to bringing the chocolate out of the beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mccarltone (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
Nice, chocolatey aroma with a nut brown head. Reddish-brown in color and decently opaque. Taste wasn’t where I thought it would be...not much sweetness and a bit harsh aftertaste. I also felt like the body wasn’t where it should be...a bit thin perhaps. Overall a decent beer but nothing substantial.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jayb0 (981) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 24, 2014
Enjoyable, rich stout. Chocolate pervades but doesn’t overwhelm. Smooth with a nice offsetting minerality.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2014
My bottle from Wegmans Collegeville says the ABV is 6.9. This beer is very rich, with lots of chocolate, cocoa, vanilla, bitter hops and smooth malt. The beer pours a jet-black color with a thick and relentless tan head. The head leaves a cascading lace around the glass. The nose is full of chocolate, cocoa beans, bitter hops and hay. This is a very smooth and enjoyable stout!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (2265) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pitch black body, creamy tan head, soapy lacing. Nose is straight dark chocolate. Flavor shows the chocolate from the nose but also shows a ahit ton of vanilla. A bit too much vanilla. Medium to full bodied, silky carbonation, gentle sweetness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
strongpieman (1390) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bomber. Overall good stout, not great. Body was a little thin and too carbonated to be a full competitor in this class. Good flavors with richness


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