alexsdad06 (11242) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2016
Draft to taster at Dutch’s and another that I had a few times before. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have, well, chocolate, dark and some sweeter milk chocolate, light roast, hint of earth, just a solid easy drinking sweet stout. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Brown pour. Tan head. Chocolate, lactose, roasted nuts, burned sugar and some roast in the aroma. Flavor is lactose sweet, chocolate, roast, toffee, and lightly woody. Even a touch of smoke. Nice and unique! phaleslu (10907) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Nitro draft sample on the brewpub side. Pours a coffee brown with a creamy beige head. Abundant chocolate here, obviously, along with coffee, cream, toast, and earth. The milk chocolate is definitely there, but also some more bitter dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Delicious. cubs (10742) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2016
On tap at Jackie O’s pub in Athens. Deep brown appearance with a dark brown head. Toffee, milk chocolate, caramel. Moderately sweet. Pretty easy to drink. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2012
This came out on tap at Jackie-Os on 2/14 this year, I was looking forward to trying it since they’d announced that it was upcoming on their blog. Didn’t make the connection that it was a V-day beer until I showed up that night, but whatever -- this is legitimately a fantastic chocolate stout, despite the gimmickry. It definitely delivers in the chocolatiness department (I often find a lot of chocolate stouts to be lacking there). Black color, great creamy brown head, leaving plenty lace. Really great-looking. Excellent, thick and creamy texture, bigger body. Slight viscosity / oiliness, but it’s an appropriate amount for this type of beer.. Light and crisp carbonation makes this easy to drink still, as does the balance. Good taste - really sweet, but balanced with enough bitterness to back it up. How chocolate should taste, really.. it’s of the darker chocolate variety, but the milk stoutiness comes through wonderfully making this like an really rich chocolate milk. Very fair price at $4 each, and an outright steal during power hour ($2 each). Really delicious - was still wowed by it after the first pint, so I had another... Another half-pint was all I really needed, though, 32oz of this stuff can be pretty intense. No way I could have finished a 3rd. Like actual chocolate, this is one to enjoy in moderation - something to treat yourself to. It fulfills it’s niche very well, it is what it is.
drfabulous (8831) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Draught at brewpub. Big chocolate stout Hoppy with some nice notes. Thick. Good. JaBier (8396) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Sample at Jackie O’s on 2/5/11. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate, buttercream and roasted malt. Bitter roasty flavor up front, then sweet milk chocolate and bitter semi-sweet chocolate with a nice creamy character before a roasty finish. JStax (7318) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Poured on draft. Appearance is a a dark brown with a thin, khaki colored head of foam. Aroma is loaded with chocolate but has a nice subtle oatiness to it. Taste is sweet and roasty. Aftertaste is a sweet chocolate that just sets on the tongue, begging you to give it some more. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Growler shared by Kan at Stoutfest 2012. Thanks! Pours a rich blackish opaque hue, inky and thick, rich and dark. A frothy darker brown head sits atop, laces ok. Aromas are sweeter overall. Offering cocoa, roast, toast. Gentle caramel, coconut, and toffee. Touches of spice. A bit more tame than anticipated. Initial is fuller bodied offering vanilla and cocoa, touches of toffee, vanilla, and cocoa. Rich flavors mix with coconut, toffee, and cocoa. Touches of dark fruit. Middle offers less thickness, more drinkability, with vanilla, spice, and life. Mellow sweetness pervades. Finish is mellow dry citrus, touches of bitterness, spice, and sweet deep malts. Nice but lacking oomph. Silky sweet palate works well here. kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Growler, RBWG 2010. Pours a flat black body with a minimal wispy light brown head. Rich chocolaty nose with some roast, light lactose, and some minimal hops. The flavor is full on rich milk chocolate with a roasty sweet finish. It’s like drinking a chocolate bar. Medium bodied, a little sticky, with soft carbonation. Very nice Sweet Stout.