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RATINGS: 55   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 (826) - 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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SteveOrz85 (37) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2969) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (241) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matt_Foran (76) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 14, 2015
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (2544) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Dark, lots of chocolate, body a bit thin, not much head for a stout, plenty sweet. Good dessert beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Redr8r (13) - Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (858) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Dark black, smells like chocolate syrup and flavor follows suit. Cocoa bitterness combines great with the hops. Great dessert of a beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 22, 2014
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (1917) - - OCT 11, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (3534) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Tap, dark pour, tan head, nose is lots of chocolate, so is the taste, vanilla throughout.


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