KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a muddy black with a large light brown rocky head with average retention and good lacing. The aroma was of burnt chocolate malts and a light doughy yeast with strong notes of dark chocolate and coffee. It tasted lightly sweet and quite malty in the beginning and finished about the same but with a strong bitter/sweet chocolate flavor that stayed on the palate for a very long while. Mouthfeel was medium in body and creamy yet watery in texture with a mild carbonation. Overall a brew with lots of chocolate flavor but not much else..
rdixon77 (356) - Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chocolate dark brown pour with frothy head. The aroma was cocia powder, milk chocolate, some roasted malts. Taste was bitter chocolate and some nuttiness. Fairly dry mouthfeel.
andreslepage (23) - - DEC 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Excelente aroma. Primera impresión es de café. Diría que no se transmite eso al sabor. Falta consolidar los ingredientes entre sí. Sobra un poco de gas. El lúpulo se siente a los costados de la lengua únicamente. Pero como un todo es medianamente buena.
sudomorph (264) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a frothy, one and a half finger, mocha head that fades over time and leaves medium rings of lacing on the glass.
Aroma has notes of dark chocolate, roasted malts, and very faint hops.
Taste is a balanced bitter with notes of bitter dark chocolate, and roasted malts that continue through the aftertaste.
Medium body and carbonation. Smooth and clean in the mouth making it very easy to drink.
Overall I’m enjoying this. Solid roasted malt flavour with a subtle note of dark chocolate. Easy drinking mouth feel with a 5.2%abv makes this sessionable for most. Not the most chocolaty Chocolate Stout I’ve had but pretty good and easily available. Will probably buy again when the mode hits me. Cheers!
scotchzombie (178) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours chocolate brown (what else) with a head that shifts through the liquid and settles to a thick and almost solid seeming yoo-hoo topper. The lacing covers the the walls of the glass like a coat of cappuccino paint. Aroma is slightly spiced cocoa and cream. Smells quite like Christmas. Taste is well-roasted chocolate malts and very creamy on the palate. A touch of burnt bitterness for depth and balance. Very little aftertaste and a bit thin. Easy to drink and a distinctive classic.
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Superman75 (172) - - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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BeerViking (1809) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An older bottle, 3 weeks to its best-before, pours black with a latte coloured head and aromas of cocoa, milk chocolate and a little dark dried fruit. A little sweet initially, then with light bitterness, dry cocoa and a touch of tart old wine coming through. Finish is dry-bitter with chocolate.
Jrwhitney6 (195) - - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with a cinnamon colored head. Great nose of chocolate, roasted malt and some coffee. Tate of some chocolate and roasted malt, but it is a drop thin/almost watery; could use some more bitterness / structure. It is good, but not great.
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GarnotingPete (679) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bière noire, nappée d’une fine écume laissant une belle dentelle au verre. Au nez, une explosion de chocolat, de vanille et de noisette un peu étrangère à la bière. Elle est peu amère et sans sucre résiduel. Elle est soyeuse, de corps léger, peu effervecente et se termine sur de longs arômes un peu étranges.
MDeGraw (10) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours medium black with brown beige head. Aroma of light soy with chocolate tones. Easy to drink. Wonderful chocolate taste and buttery mouth feel. Just a good chocolate taste! Best flavors at cellar temperature.
weark (98) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 21, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Au Grain D’Orge - Black color with medium beige head, good lasting, no lacing -Aroma is coffe, roasted malt, hints of cocoa and chocolate - Flavour is more cocoa and dark chocolate, hints of vanilla distinctive roasted malt with hints of coffee - Medium/full body, good carbonation, smooth and creamy, sweet dark chocolate finish - Really good chocolate beer not to sweet, a little bit dry not too chocolat, well balanced