HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Is Chocolate Camaro a sex joke? Because I think it should be a sex joke. Not going to come up with one though because that would require actually being funny. Very dark brown pour, near black, with medium tan head that slowly dissipates into a tan film. Nice lacing. I’ve always thought it was OK to have 7 out of every 10 jokes fail. .300 batting average will get you into the hall of fame. Aroma of Dark chocolate, oreo cookie, light roast. Maybe a bit of cocoa. Flavor is dark chocolate, cocoa, some nuget. Actually, extremely dry. Probably the driest chocolate stout I’ve ever had. Basically, liquid dark chocolate without any annoying sweetness. Which is really nice. Medium bodied, lively carbonation. Light lactose sweetness peaks out as it warms. Quite an excellent chocolate stout. Hard not to get behind this. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Growler from the brewery courtesy of dwm1034. Thanks! Pours a jet black with a thin tan head. Aroma is nothing but chocolate. Medium to heavy on the palate with medium carbonation. Flavor is bitter chocolate and roasted malt. One of the better sweet stouts I’ve had. I hope they bottle this and make it a regular. dwm1034 (784) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2011
Shared growler with Sherm1016....my pleasure!! As noted, pours black with thin head..will do more if you are in a hurry (as we kind of were). Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate....a little bitter but that mellows out as you let it warm....it is better as it warms a bit...but that let’s you savor it as well....loved it. Do hope that Half Acre bottles this one so we can enjoy it more often.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Growler and served in Bells snifter: Deep brown and nearly opaque, some purple and tan highlights, frothy but small tan head with okay lacing. The aroma has notes of bakers chocolate, vanilla beans, burnt coffee, blackstrap molasses, prune, fig lactic acid, walnut and roast, some leathery and tobacco earthy yeast esters. The taste starts a tad sweet and syrupy but a nice dash of lactic acid and acidic fruit help balance before the hop and coffeeish bitterness comes about. Nutty and roasty throughout with an earthy component. Even a touch tannic and woody toward the end. The mouth feel is quite smooth and moderately carbonated, a but thinner than expected but that makes it quite easy to drink. Overall a very successful effort IMO. I am now enjoying glass #3, yummy. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Growler… Pours pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is a carbonaceous, sweet marriage of coal and dark chocolate. Medium to full-bodied with a slick mouthfeel and tingly carbonation. The flavor is a ribbon of sweet, creamy milk chocolate and bittersweet dark chocolate. Finishes with candied nuts, chocolate and light smoke. Kudos to pantanap for shipping the growler my way!
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2012
Pours deep black with notes of cocoa and roasted grain. The roast deepens with sweet notes of dark chocolate and coffee. Nice deep long finish. fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Aroma:Roasted malts with some of the sour dark roasted malts smell. There’s a little bit of caramel and coffee.
Appearance:Black with espresso colored head.
Taste:Dark malts on the foretaste. Chocolate, caramel, and vanilla flavors come through more on the midtaste. The aftertaste has the slightly sour dark roasted malt flavors.
Palate:Medium body, not particularly heavy. Ok carbonation.
Overall:This is an easy drinking chocolate stout, pleasant and sessionable.
DrnkMcDermott (3099) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Taster at the Half Acre taproom. Tan beer with a thin ring of foam. Deep choclate smell, kind of carried away by the roasty malt. More roasty stout in the taste. Pretty dry, and seems lighter in alcohol than even the claimed amount. gregwilsonstl (2504) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2017
Porch beer in early Feb? 60 degrees out? Yep! Dark black. Think tan head. Thick creamy milky stout. A touch of vanilla would have kicked this into a 4, but as is, it’s really nice. I want more. zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with a tan head and nice chocolate aroma. Taste is full of sweet milk chocolate notes, with roasted malt, and coffee notes into the creamy, chocolate finish.