kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2010
22 oz bottle. Pours a black body with a small frothy brown head that retains as a wispy covering. The nose is deeply roasty with lots of chocolate. There’s a metallic quality, a suggestion of sourness, and a bit of burnt rubber as well. The flavor leans toward the negative aspects found is the nose unfortunately. It tastes alright up front, some nice sweet chocolate candy quality, but the back end is the weird astringent acrid burnt malts. A very weird tasting beer, I can’t decide with each sip whether I like it more or less. Doesn’t seem like they started with a very solid base beer too begin with. You can throw all the chocolate you want into a bad beer, it won’t make it good. Medium bodied with very minimal soft carbonation. Slightly slick and oily texture. I just couldn’t get into this one. fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a minuscule light-brown head. Aroma of chocolate as the name suggests, but also of coffee and other dark malts. Roasty. Flavor is of chocolate, coffee, and more chocolate. A slight amount of alcohol can be detected as well. Overall not bad, could be a bit more smooth, but I would definitely drink it again. jimmack34 (640) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours thick black with tan head that was soft and long lasting. Smells of chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Flavors of toffee, coffee, and chocolate, sweet and bitter in the finish. Pretty good stuff. cheap (5854) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2009
From a 12 oz bottle. Big black pour, from the looks I was thinking impy stout. Smell is fairly appetizing and not volatile as an impy stout. Has some dark chocolate on the first taste impressions. Bitter dark chocolate, but certainly it can be tasted. Its choco prevalent, creamy and tasty. A little smooth carbonation but not much. Some roasty bitterness in there settles to the back of the throat during the session. Never gets in your face and I see its styled as a sweet stout on this site. Laid back chocolate continues. Dark choco liquor sticks its head out a little during the finish. Not bad, overall but could use a tad more CO2. OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2009
from old note. good aroma, sweet and roasty. Chocolate.(shocker) and milk. Brownish black color, ok head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor with some fruity noted, berry/cherry. Medium body, smooth creamy mouth feel, bitter dry finish, really grab my attention, but then became kind of lackluster as I sipped. Some how the whole doesn’t equal the sum of it’s parts, if that makes any sense to ya.
MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with very little head. Aromas are chocolate milk, vanilla and a little bit of charcoal. Flavor is wonderfully smooth (but maybe a little thin). Upon the first sip, I thought this was going to be outstanding... but then for whatever reason, things got a little washed out and the flavors stopped "popping." Still, there is a pretty good chocolate presence and that’s nice. Lack of carbonation is a little problematic. Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2009
Enjoyed at the brewpub via a pub glass. The beer pours the characteristic jet black with a long-lasting tan head. The nose gives nots of caramel, milk chocolate, some malt sweetness, and chocolate milk. The palate brings many of the aforementioned notes to the fore, giving a nice malt character, just a touch of roasted malt, and a lot of caramel. Overall, perhaps the best beer that the brewery makes. Extremely well done. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Thanks to Nathan for the bomber! Poured rich, deeper brown with a short, but creamy cap of tan head. The aroma picked up toasty, sweet, milky chocolates and some slightly darker ones with accents of earth and a bit of detergent deep down.. seemed to dry out as it warmed up, leaving a cake-like impression. The flavor had more of the sweet chocolates than anything else with creamy, milky accents.. light chocolate and coffee bitterness around.. underlying cardboard character.. finished with more chocolate and some caramel, but it wasn’t that tasty. Medium-bodied at most and a tad watery on the palate.. semi-sweet and grainy.. OK stuff in here, but nothing with pulling power. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2009
Dark brown with a small brown head. Aroma and flavor of roasted malts and chocolate. daknole (11047) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2009
Bottle. DrHomolka. Black pour small head. Aroma of chocolate and more chocolate with some toffee notes and espresso. Flavor is very chocolatey but thin. Finishes with a roasty coffee flavor.