Quick3Beers (1210) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. It poured a very deep dark black with a large (2-3 finger) dense creamy medium brown head that lasted throughout and had exquisite lacing that stuck very well to the glass.
The aroma right off gets you with a nice whiff of chocolate then a moderate roasted dark bread malt and a sweet leathery yeast with hints of dark roasted coffee, caramel, a touch of dark fruit and a tinge of citrus.
The taste well lets just say "WOW" begins with a mild bitterness that has a nice note of coffee, then it progresses into a much sweeter flavor with a large dose of chocolate and a mild fruitiness at the end. The flavor only lasted an average amount of time after the swallow which was rather disappointing since it tasted so good.
Mouthfeel was extremely full and chewy in body with the texture being super creamy and having a nice soft carbonation.
Overall this brew with out a doubt is one of the best beers I have ever sampled. This one definitely makes my top 10 thus far.
Pours a near black from a bottle, nearly no head, what little there is quickly dissipates with medium sized bubbles. Chocolate and roasted malty aroma, similar flavor, a little licorice on the backdrop. Sweet, a little fizzy. Okay beer. HeadyDE (825) - Delaware, USA - JUN 18, 2017
Draft offering, black color with tan head that sticks around forever, nose is interesting to say the least, chocolate, marshmallows, roasted nuts, mouthfeel is deceptive, dessert like but full bodied, enjoyable stout all around.. jrodooo5 (1647) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Bitter & dry but overall pretty & smells lovely! Pours nearly black w/ a big tan head & good lacing. The aroma is roasty w/ a chocolate undertone. Taste is a nice blend of chocolate & roast. It finishes pretty dry by overall is quite a nice offering!
JStax (6366) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2017
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a dark brown with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has notes of rich chocolate, creme brulee, and malted milk balls. Sweet and chocolaty taste. Bigger body and medium carbonation. Good beer overall. gripweed57 (2314) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Growler from The Grove in Yardville, NJ. I thought this was retired, so was surprised to find it. Translucent cola brown color. Small bubbly tan head. Big cocoa dark malt nose. Reminiscent of YooHoo. Flavor is sweet cocoa and spicy hops. Taste is a combination of Tootsie Rolls and herbal hops, with a touch of vanilla bean. Chocolate dominates the palate. More like a Porter than a Stout.
Cakes (428) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2017
12 ounce bottle. A little light for a stout but still tasty. Not a strong beer, but it went down well. I thought the chocolate aroma was nice Voodoo (659) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Perhaps they have unretired this one as I just purchased it in a variety case of FF brews......pours a very dark brown with a slight tan head which doesn’t hang around long.......aroma of chocolate and not much else, pretty much overpowering......taste is a thick but higher carbed taste of chocolate, very slight booze, hint of vanilla in the middle and finishing with sweet a mild bitterness. closey22 (1918) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Dark brown rimming beige head; aroma is malt with mild sweetness; flava is rich sweet spicy blend chocolate vanilla pipe tobacco; feels thick foamy creamy; finishes of sweet tobacco and mild chocolate jflopsu (1594) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Pours a dark black with tan head. A roasted malt and chocolate aroma. A strong chocolate taste with grains, roasted malts and some coffee. A lingering chocolate and roasted malt aftertaste. Dacrza (962) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2017
DATE: January 6, 2017... OCCASION: Friday of a short week needs something strong... GLASSWARE: Guinness pint... pours a dark black body supporting a two-finger light brown head, creamy and foamy like a sponge... nice peat, toasted malts, slight citrus as promised, lactic acids, and earthy coals--not to mention a bit of chocolate... a gritty, grinding abrasive texture on the tongue that vibrates down the throat... a warming smoothness replaces this by mid-glass... at this point, beautiful lacing paints a cirrus sky... chocolate takes center stage, with secondary notes of phenol, scotch-like peat, and light lemon zest... vanilla, lactic milk, and earthiness that produces a lingering sweetness... chocolate, yes indeed--and the "export" stress is appropriated here, with a staunch yet creamy experience at its end... a great example of this style, and a powerful one at that...