cckevin (38) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2005 (Bottle)
I have a new favorite beer.
I was very hesitant at first about getting a stout with "chocolate" in it, for fear of it tasting like "burned chocolate". This is a very dark beer with a nice sizeable head. Lingering lace, and will re-head when swirled. I don?t smell any "chocolate" aroma in the beer, but I do smell a nose full of dark roasts. - like a good bold coffee.
Unbelievably drinkable, right down to room temperature.... In fact, the flavors pick up the warmer the beer gets. It?s a very bold taste, and not one that you could drink 3 or 4 of per night... but a very good "reward" beer.
perezs25 (11) - - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a 2" tan head with a whipped cream consistency. Good lacing after head collapses. Very little aroma. Jet black color. No strong chocolate flavor up front but mid to late you get more bitter dark choc notes. Not as bold of taste as I had expected for a 2x Choc stout that uses added choc flavor. Moderate bitterness masks any sweetness or roasty caramel from malts. Medium body, not as creamy feel compared with other stouts. I wished for stronger choc notes and aroma and sweetness as well as creamier mouthfeel. I respect the focus on the bitterness more that the caramel notes so not to have cloying sweetness , but would like just hint more caramel character to balance things. Overall a decent choc stout, not sure where the "double" comes from except perhaps for the predominantly dry bitter aftertaste.
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StuffWine (114) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an opaque black with thick creamy light brown head that lasted nicely. Aroma of dark malts with a touches of coffee and cocoa. Taste initially dark roasted grains, moving to bitterness, then the dark chocolate comes rolling in lasting a very long while. Balanced carbonation, silky mouthfeel, great finish.
mzaar (1336) - Varberg, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Flaska från SB. Svart med moccafärgat skum. Doftar mjölkchoklad av billigare sort framför allt, också rostade toner. Smakinslag av desamma samt utspätt kaffe. Chokladen blir väl mycket till slut.
jagad5 (39) - - MAR 14, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a can at Alan Wicker’s Sports Bar in Plano. A smooth stout with obvious, but not punch-you-in-the-face chocolate flavor. I’d like to try this on tap. It might be even better.
60minuteman (569) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Dandelion in Philly. Huge pour of tan head. It literally engulfed the whole glass. Black with thick head and lasting lace. Flavor of dark roasted malt, chocolate and wood. Full bodied and dry finish.
stuwilliamson (5) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: chocolate, roasty
Appearance: dark brown with minimal light brown head.
Taste: roasty with hints of chocolate, but not as much chocolate as expected,
Finishes quickly with slight hint of semisweet chocolate. Has medium body and texture.
Overall, pretty good but expected more chocolate and body.
Lgsantos80 (72) - - MAR 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coloração bem escura, preta. Formou boa espuma bege. No aroma se destaca o chocolate, café ao fundo. No gosto se repetem o chocolate e o café. Amargor de café aparece bastante no retrogosto. Bela combinação. Uma das minhas stouts prediletas.
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kordestanchi (19) - - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with big top. Smells a bit of coffee, tastes sweet and caramelly with coffee aftertaste
Ahrian (8) - POLAND - MAR 6, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
W aromacie czekolada, kawa, trochę karmelu. Zapach raczej słodki. Piękny głęboki kolor. Drobna, beżowa piana. W smaku mniej słodkie niż się spodziewałem. Czuć czekoladę i palone ziarna, jest goryczka - jak dla mnie prawie idealna. Trochę gęste, jak dla mnie trochę za dużo gazu - zaburza to ogólny odbiór. Mimo to - bardzo dobre piwo.
ttroha (152) - Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at the Bulldog. Pours black with white head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Taste of malt, chocolate and coffee. Sweet caramel aftertaste. Not too shabby