katrinaez (2024) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2017 WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Possibly my bottle was too old? Explosively carbonated. Huge foamy dark tan head. Dark brown body. Nose of a little chocolate, a little malt, and sourness. Did this have an accidental secondary Brett fermentation? Sometimes that’s a great thing, but not today. An interesting sour chocolate stout, but, by now there are a dozen or more chocolate stouts that I prefer.
Rating only on style. This is an amazingly unique beer and I love it, but for style...I just don’t know how to justify it. Hopefully my description gives accurate justice. Golden raisin, dried mango and dried apricot aroma. Color is milky black with reddish tint. No foam or carbonation. Taste is slight tart of white wine, with dark cocoa and malt. Mouth is light and the bitter and grain taste sits for a very long time. If I could rate on personal tastes this would be a 4.2. Tap. sinfull (1660) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Dark brown, almost black color. Nice , tan head. Caramel malt , chocolate and hint of dark fruits in aroma. Sweet taste with cocoa flavor. Light, alcohol notes .
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone koleminer20 (3599) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2016
750 mL bottle shared by ebone1988. Apparently I did something awful in a past life if this shit is being "shared" with me. He claims its for the fucking book. The pour is decent. There is a nice darkness to it and a thinner light tan head that looks rather creamy. The aroma is horrific. There is infection radiating out of this that is detectable from 10 feet. It’s tart and sour cherry and apple skin. Nothing resembling chocolate or carob. Oh boy. Here we go. The flavor is bad. The cherry is there, the apple skins are prevalent. There is a heat to it. It’s hot and foul. It burns on the way down in a way that beer should not. The roasted malt tries to make an appearance and then just fades out. The mouth feel is thicker than I had anticipated. It bodied up against the infection. The carbonation is softer and the aftertaste is just bad. There is a lot of sour and dry heat from the spoil. Whoa baby. This one I’d be hard pressed to give another go. Fuckin a. ebone1988 (1932) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Oh good. Bottle shared with koleminer20, for the book. Aroma is infection. Green apple, skins, no hint of roasted malt. Appearance is dark dark brown, light brown head, poured thin. Taste is infected. Green apple, chocolate, carob, roasted malt, bad. Mouthfeel is medium body, light crisp carbonation, horrible burned green apple aftertaste. Overall, the book strikes again, although this had potential to be good. Luvystypotables (1967) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2016
A chocolate aroma with lots of vanilla and caramel. Pours a black color with a thick tan well laced head. A taste of caramel, vanilla and chocolate. Slightly watery body, and a slight chocolate finish.
danielemolino (106) - torino, ITALY - MAR 12, 2016
Bevuta alla spina al birrificio gradoplato di Chieri. Nota positiva del birrificio. Imperial stout al cacao e carrube. Leggera rinfrescante per essere una stout. Finale balsamico. Baramba (1038) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2015
75 cl bottle. Black with brown head. Chocolate and carrob powder aroma, sweet flavour with cocoa notes, light body smau33 (79) - - DEC 17, 2015
Color marrone scuro con densa schiuma beige. Dolce, e abbastanza speziata, note di frutta cioccolato, caramello,legno. Corpo medio, bassa carbonazione. AndySnow (7683) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2015
How: Bottle.corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Where: SBWF 2015.
Appearance: Amber colour with a minimal off-white head.
Aroma: Chocolate, caramel, yeast.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, caramel, spices.
Pours a dark chestnut brown color with a half finger beige head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.
Slightly roasted, sweet chocolate malt aroma with hints of cocoa, oatmeal and a subtle lactose sugar presence. There’s also an odd slightly herbal character that I can’t really pin down but the nose smells a lot like tootsie rolls.
Light bodied and slightly watered down with sweet cocoa and a faint lactose presence. Kind of bland with slight roast and grassy, herbal hops. Not very interesting with a really weird combination of flavors. Like an herbal, slightly hoppy chocolate beer. Really thin for the style without much oatmeal or stout character.