xmarcnolanx (939) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2007 DrnkMcDermott (3120) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft sample. Warm chocolate nose, a thin tan head over a black body. Light on cocoa taste, and I’m finding this be very nutty for some reason. Some bitterness there, but otherwise light for a stout, and the chocolate seems out of place here.
Actually, I was surprised. This was not bad.
The flavor was oily chocolate, with this thin, watery Guinness-like malt astringency. Granted, this beer was somewhat one-dimensional in the chocolate aspect, being a chocolate beer and all, yet it still displayed a hint of fruitiness and a touch of bitterness. Actually not that bad at all. Surprised pleasantly.
However, this beer had a slight, nut brown bubbly head like the remnants of dish soap left in a sink too long.