Westy1130 (94) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2017 Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, light char, raisin, prune, toast, toffee, earth, floral, clove, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with great balance, strength, and complexity of chocolate, dark malt, and fruity ester notes. Taste of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, raisin, prune, caramel, toast, toffee, earth, light clove, and yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of cocoa, dark chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, caramel, toast, toffee, earth, light clove, and yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of chocolate, roasted malt, and yeast ester flavors; with nice robustness; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian style ale! Great balance and complexity of chocolate, roasted, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Rich dark appearance with frothy head. Aroma: fresh ground cocoa, and coffee beans. Deceptively bitter on the palate and not as chocolatey as it seems. very hoppy and malty. jsporrer (1028) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2017
Pours a deep dark brown to black with a big tan foamy head. Strong aroma of cocoa and sweet malts. Smooth creamy body with a medium texture. Nice cocoa taste with a hint of coffee flavor and roasted malts. Smooth finish and a decent aftertaste. Enjoyable but not that special. jsnicholas (627) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Bottle (750ml): Black with 1 finger tan head. Medium carbonation typical of Belgian stout. Slight taste of bitter sweet chocolate. Nice stout. BlindGuardianco (89) - - JUL 30, 2016
I liked this one, not as sweet as I expected but solid and drinkable, will buy again oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Pours a nice deep dark brown(almost black) color. Aromas of chocolate, smoke, and some sweetness. Flavor is dark chocolate, a touch of berry, and smokey. Creamy with a dry finish and a bittersweet aftertaste.
NikkTwist (3223) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Draft at Bru Craft. Black pour with thick khaki foam. Large splashes of lace. Dark milk cocoa. Burnt roasted nuts. Sarsaparilla. Prune juice. Vanilla beans. Blackberries. Medium-full body. Wish it was creamier. N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - APR 26, 2016
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a 750mL bottle. Pours a beautiful, dark, velvety black, with plenty of thick frothy head, an absolute beautiful looking brew! Strong aromas of chocolate, with a slight note of Belgian yeast. Nice chocolaty smoothness without being overpowering, just a wonderful, amazing brew! johnnymusky (983) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle i purchased and shared with brian john and dusty...i would have liked more chocolate in taste but still a solid beer...easy drinker. demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Nose is herbal with notes of chocolate malts. Feel dark muddy brown pour, rests black in glass with a thick foamy tan head. Good lacing. Palate was kinda weak; thinner side of medium body but definitely smooth and silky. The name had me expecting a bolder richer chocolate flavor, still nice flavor though. While not exactly what i had hoped for it’s s good beer. revolution2718 (379) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2016
Black with tan head. Nose is toasty, it's vaguely smoky. Taste is not good. It tastes like an ash tray, an odd bitterness. I don't get any chocolate, it's very harsh. Terrible.