ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2015 Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Decent chocolate stout but nothing all that special.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a dark brown that was basically opaque black in the glass with a large, tan head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had heavy roasted malt and dark chocolate; moderate coffee; and hints of licorice. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and moderately bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter. There was chocolate, roasted malt, hints of licorice and light coffee. The medium body was creamy with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.
Almost perfect in every way. It’s wonderful to drink a stout loaded with notes of chocolate that is not overbearing and not pounded by tons of alcohol tones. This one is fantastic. Hopefully you can find it again as it is a seasonal. scarletfire65 (1507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle at home. Gift from Steve Neligan. Dark brown - black pour with a creamy mocha head. Aroma of chocolate milk. Chocolatey flavor with some woody ashy bitterness. This is good. Underrated. anthony850 (473) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Light Tasting stout with a chocolate Taste.
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Draft. Pours black with a medium sized brown head. The aroma has milk chocolate. The taste has a sweet chocolate, bitter, Nice m ttoadee (1582) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Jet black pour, off white head. Nose is chocolate milk. Sweet. Middle is Hershey’s syrup up front, dark roasted malt in the back. Finish is slightly bitter.
FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Sampled on draft at the Beerhive this beer poured a black color with a large fluffy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was roasty and dry with moderate cocoa. The flavor was bitter and roasty with notes of vanilla, wood and cocoa powder. Long dry, roasty, cocoa finish. Medium body. Disappointing. cheap (6085) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2014
Yes, nice and black from the tap. Looks good. Thin scummy head. Smell is surprizingly peanut butter. No flavor of peanut butter tho. More liek semi sweet chocolate. fairly mild and easy to take. Decent lacing as the session continues. Good co2, but just barely perceivable. Milder easy goin finish. Not bad overall, well done. Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 22, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 1-12-13-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a dark brown color with a huge and thick tan colored head. The thick and creamy head has a wonderful level of retention, very slowly fading to give a wonderful level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is rather light overall, but consists mostly of darker smells. There are aromas of cocoa and a roasted malt. There are some lightly sweet aromas of vanilla and caramel mixed with the darker and roasted aromas as well.
Taste – The taste starts out with a roasted malt and lighter cocoa flavor. As the taste advances a light caramel sweetness comes to the tongue. Quickly after this more bitter flavors begin entering the taste. A earthy and citrus hop bitterness comes to the tongue along with more bitter cocoa. Some flavors of coffee and almost dirt flavor come to the tongue at the end. The roasted flavors and sweet up front don’t meld to well with the more bitter flavors that come to the tongue at the end and leave a slightly off bitter roasted flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the lighter side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that was rather average. The body was a bit thin for the roasted flavors with the carbonation level being a little too high for the darker brew, taking away from the roasted flavors(although it may have helped diminish some of the more bitter flavors).
Overall – It has a good look and a decent smell, but its mouthfeel and taste were both a bit off. Not really one I would recommend.
kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body under a small fizzy light brown head that faded to a wispy film. The nose very chocolaty and rich with lots of sweet milk chocolate. Smells like a candy bar in a glass. The flavor is a bit thin in the malt department, but the chocolate is really nice. It’s not super sticky and sweet, but like liquid chocolate. Finishes with some long lingering chocolate and a bit of caramel. Lighter bodied with soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty decent beer, I like the heavy chocolate flavor while not being sickeningly sweet. jflopsu (1800) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours a dark black. Has a faint coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is strong with coffee and hints of chocolate, light malt, and grains. A light malt aftertaste.