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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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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   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2682) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2015
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (412) - - AUG 18, 2015
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2749) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 16, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dalekliz (907) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2015
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1382) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SteveOrz85 (177) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (3286) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
katrinaez (944) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matt_Foran (96) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stevoj (3295) - 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

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