ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
italianjohn (2599) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour beige head with light lacing .... Aroma of cocoa/dark chocolate with some sweetness (lactose sugar?) and caramel/roasted malts... Taste is of roasted malts, caramel, dark chocolate/bakers cocoa. Some sweetness gotta be lactose sugar and lightly bitter .... Finish is dry and chalky with some lingering sweetness .... Decent body
Jrwhitney6 (401) - - AUG 18, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
At beachhouse in Bethany. Pours a cola brown with almost no head. Chocolate on the nose. Taste is some chocolate and vanilla upfront, but it lacks any kind of hops in the finish - very thin. I like my stouts with a little more muscle.
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Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
poured from a 750ml bottle. Pours a dark brown with a quickly dissipating head. The aroma of sweet vanilla dominates, there is a light chocolate and fruitiness that is noticeable. The flavors are chocolate, vanilla, with a high level of perceived sweetness. The stout base beer is a little weak in aroma and flavor for what I like in a chocolate/vanilla stout. Thin.
dalekliz (903) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black with an off-white head that fades to lacing. Big chocolate aroma, with toasted malt, coffee, vanilla, caramel, wood. Taste is bitter, of dark chocolate, black coffee, toasted malt, wood, vanilla. Lingering dark chocolate and coffee that ends a little watery. Nice!
closey22 (1334) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with rimming tan head; aroma is chocolaty; Flava is chocoalte and roasty; feels medium creamy and semi fizzy; finishes dry and malty with notes of dark chocolate
SteveOrz85 (137) - 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 (3224) - 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 (783) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 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. Tap
Matt_Foran (96) - 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 (3122) - 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