jvmiller (558) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2009
I thought this was a near perfect beer. It was so light and smooth, velvety. Hints of belgian sugars, light cocoa. So easy to drink and enjoyable. Not overly sweet at all, just perfectly balanced. I enjoyed every sip of this one. Truly wonderful. milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 25, 2009
I thought this was a near perfect beer. It was so light and smooth, velvety. Hints of belgian sugars, light cocoa. So easy to drink and enjoyable. Not overly sweet at all, just perfectly balanced. I enjoyed every sip of this one. Truly wonderful. coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 10, 2009
Pours a big black color which lets basically no light through. Has a nice 1-finger head that loofs like frothed chocolate milk and has incredible retention and lacing.
Has a nose of heavy chocolate with big malty and yeasty smells coming through. Has a bit of smoke in there, combined with a faint touch of alcohol, that gives it an almost scotch-like smell.
Tastes of lots and lots of dark, dark chocolate. Some dark fruits like figs and big, sweet cherries. Light coffee notes dancing around in there. Not much of an alcohol taste, but you get the feeling it’s pretty powerful at about the halfway point.
In the mouth this feels smooth, creamy and wonderful. Like a goth girls well kept favorite black velvet coat.
This is a pretty darn easy drinking beer. I think it would creep up on you though, if you didn’t watch yourself. jjauga (11) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2011
Mmmmm! kirkport (13) - - MAY 24, 2014
An extremely smooth beer, the title tells it all! A very nice chocolate flavor, leaving wanting for more!
JoeMcPhee (10131) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2007
Dark black beer with a thick sticky tan head that fades to a rocky, sticky lace. Aroma is loaded with dark Belgian chocolate, heavy cocoa and some soft licorice and heavily charred malts. As it warms a kiss of cherry comes through as well as some light cinnamon and clove spiciness. Flavour is also great showing rich heavy cocoa, chocolate and a soft vineousness. It starts out heavily carbonated, but as it sits open, this fades letting the soft velvety texture shine. Rich and chocolatey with a hint of plum and cherry. Silky and luxurious. Completely unique and very tasty. An excellent brew that I look forward to sampling again with about a year on it. dwyerpg (6496) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 20, 2008
This is good stuff. Not real strong in the chocolate, neither in the nose nor flavor, but it’s there and the subtelty is quite nice. Smooth and tasty. turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Poured black with a huge, thick, creamy brown head.
Rich, roasty chocolate aroma.
Flavor is creamy, rich and roasty with a light metalic flavor at the end.
Good beer! vaughn (4) - miamisburg, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2008 does not count
chocolate and coffe...how can I complain...would recommend to anyone who likes roasted malt ales with a dry cocoa finish Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2008
A sticky tan head floated on top of an inky blackness. Alluring aromas of dark chocolate and white cake wafted from the glass. Mouthfeel was rich and velvety, like rabbit fur. Flavors and aromas were wonderfully balanced and complementing. They did not smack you in the face with boldness, but they were nice. Notes of dark chocolate, tobacco, toffee, milk, sugared espresso and doughy yeast swirled together into a profusion of heaven on the tongue. It all seemed to work well together, too. A chocolaty bitterness followed and provided even more balance. What a great Belgian-style stout.