SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2011Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - MAY 19, 2017
On tap at the brewery this past weekend-served with Godiva chocolate-which is always fun.
A- Being that this was a nitro-tap the appearance is perfect. Served with a wonderful frothy, creamy 3 finger or so creme brulee colored head. Perfect retention at 1 finger with lacing all the way down the glass. Body is a treanslucent, nearly opaque dark brown hue.
S- Yep. The nose is pretty much what you would expect when you read/hear about/see a chocolate beer. Nose is very rich of thick, dark chocolate. Bittersweet with the accent on the sweet, a hint of toffee as well.
T- Flavor is very similar to the taste. Flavor is very rich and chocolatey. Liquid bittersweet chocolate with the faintest hints of roasted malt and toffee deep in the background.
M- Low to medium carbonation and a rich, thick, smooth, creamy mouthfeel.
D- This is an excellent stout and pretty much fits the description. A chocolate stout with more chocoloate added to it. Its like the triple chocolate cake of beers. I really liked this beer but I see it as somewhat more of a novelty brew-but it really is one of the better single stouts I have had. This really reminds me of Southern Tier Choklat-its just as thick and rich-but the alcohol is not there. Its a shade sweeter as well.
Serving type: nitro-tap
Reviewed on: 02-23-2011 03:20:03
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a thin rim of tan foamy head. Speckled lace.
The aroma had sweet and dark chocolate with a little bit of smoke/ash and a light earthy hoppiness at the end.
The flavor was semi-sweet with some of the bitterness of the dark chocolate coming out more as it warmed. Light aftertaste of the milk and dark chocolate playing with the smoke. Same as in the finish.
The palate was between light and medium bodied with a steady sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine as well.
Overall, for a sweet stout, it’s a bit crushable I’d say. jsporrer (982) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Very dark brown to black with a thin tan ring. Light carbonation with some lacing. Aroma of dark chocolate with a hint of smoky wood. Medium body, kinda thin for a stout. The chocolate flavor is very different. Not milk, not bittersweet dark and not cocoa. Very earthy with woody notes. Not bad. Just not what I expected. I don't hate it but I don't really like it either.
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Nice aroma thick with cherries and chocolate. Black red color. A little tart and chocolate. Some chalky feel. Sweet but not syrupy. Tap. gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Big sweet stout that is dark but has a nice head or lacing. Great chocolate taste with a little roast along with the mounds of chocolate. weihenweizen (3741) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Refrigerated 12oz. Brown bottle poured into a glass. Black with very small light brown head. Aroma is milk chocolate, medium body, lower carbonation, and little small bubble lacing. Taste is milk chocolate. Back to back with Terrapin Liquid Bliss, I prefer Liquid Bliss.
Patrickctenchi (6550) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2015
Very dark brown with a small tan head.
Chocolate fudge, cocoa, vanilla aroma.
Sweet chocolate malt, vanilla flavour.
Very tasty...though it comes across with BIG powdered chocolate attitude...
A little artificial, but pretty good, anyway. BeerdedDave (1662) - Beckley, USA - APR 27, 2015
black color; nice milk chocolate aroma; lots of chocolate in the flavor; semi sweet, chocolaty roasted mal shrubber85 (11322) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle. Powdered milk chocolate, hay, and malt aroma. Dark brown with small tan head. Lightly sweet chocolate malt and mildly bitter herbal hay flavor. Good body. Tasty. gripweed57 (2302) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12 ounce bottle. Opaque black liquid. Bubbly tan head. Cocoa Puff malty nose with roasty notes. Slight sweet and tart chocolate malt flavor. Notes of caramel and herbal hops. Bittersweet chocolate finish. Underdogs88 (325) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Strong chocolate character on the nose. Appearance is a very dark brown with a small tan head. Flavor tastes like a chocolate wafer with a mild acidic bite on the backend. Mouthfeel is medium high with medium low carbonation. Overall, this beer is ok. The chocolate is there, but it tastes one dimensional.
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