basaywhat (314) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2017 Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Vintage 2006. A black, opaque brew with a dark brown, tight bubbled, long lasting head. The first reaction was sweet with an acetic touch on the tip of the tongue. This was followed by an acid-like aftertaste. Not as full-bodied as I would expect from a BIG Stout. The listed 7% ABV didn’t taste or feel that high. The acid taste dominated. There was no sense of roasted malt or hop flavors.
12 oz bottle. Pours black and highly carbonated, with a medium tan head. Aroma is sweet molasses and bitter chocolate. Flavor is very chocolaty with a slight boozy bite, which is a surprise as this is not especially high ABV. ehaak26 (778) - - OCT 4, 2016
Bottle poured into a snifter. I was expecting a lot more from a triple chocolate stout. Aroma was lightly chocolate and taste was slightly sweet. I’ve pretty much already forgotten I drank this beer. bpar73 (1214) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2016
On tap at BSTR. I see ratings all over the map. Could it be a bottling issue? I had it on tap and it poured a dark brown with a tan head. Chocolate, cacao and dark malt in the taste and aroma. It was really pretty decent. fuzzcro (295) - Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2016
The deScription here is generous. Thin..especially for a brew that touts it is made with molasses and lactose. It isn’t bitter at all and it does have a very nice deep dark appearance. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Pours a dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Chocolate, caramel, and roasted notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium to full bodied. Finishes with roast and some cocoa.
katrinaez (2412) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Not quite as cocoa as expected. Plus has an odd aftertaste. Scent was great, thought I was getting into a super bev...not the same. I see why it is rated low. Tap. Mep3222 (1750) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUL 7, 2015
Very nice molasses, dark fruit slightly tart aroma and flavor. Taste is full flavored maybe slight watery but not much. Complex. Cherry dark fruit stout but not fruity. Woody almost. Very nice beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.25 A: Black color. Two fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is lacking, but a short ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: This smells great! The chocolate and molasses mesh with the roasted barley to make something special. It integrates so well. The lactose then offers a little twang to the mix. The powerful, yet supple roast is balanced by malty sweetness with caramel and even a touch of dark fruits.
3.25 T: Unfortunately the nose is much deeper and better integrated than the taste. Still, it’s good, just not great. Moderate to heavy roastiness enhances the hop bitteness. The sweetness doesn’t quite balance it out. The chocolate, molasses, lactose combo seems out of balance with the roast. Somewhat of an ashy taste on finish. Herbal and citrusy hops.
3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. It’s creamy, but in a not creamy way. It’s hard to explain why I’m not a huge fan of this mouthfeel.
3.25 D: The nose got me interested, but unfortunately this beer falls just north of average.
DavoleBomb, Jul 08, 2013 trapped (3884) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 26, 2015
Draught @ Coopers Craft and Kitchen. Inky black with creamy medium sized beige head, faint mocha aroma, low carbonation, full body, bitter chocolate taste with alcohol undertones, abrupt finish with bitter coffee beans aftertaste. Quite a complex brew, like a milk stout. demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2015
Does not deliver on anything it advertises and lacks any stout like qualities. So disappointing on every level. Not worth discussing.