AleRider78 (1066) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2016 pootzboy (1719) - Kitchener, Ontario, - NOV 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle – pours a pitch black ale in the glass with a smallish tan cap. Modest carbonation. Aroma is really understated for this style – you get some roast ant burnt cocoa a bit of maltiness and not much more. Flavor starts off as a contemporary Choco-stout but mid palate and through the finish there is an astringence and sourness that should not be there on this style (no I didn’t get a bad bottle because the other 3 were the same). All in all this is not a bad brew per se but the sourness is a hold back in enjoying the drink. Won’t be back to buy another of this one as long as Young’s is on th shelves.
Poured a huge brownish foamy and creamy head. Has an extremely dark blackish appearance. Thick lacing. Aromas of dark cocoa, coffee, and even a faint soya type smell, not offensive. Intensely flavourful. Has the usual suspects as in chocolate, mocha, coffee but as well as notes of oatmeal, barley and a hint of vanilla. Mouthfeel a bit watery at first, but when settled in, has a nice thick creamy mouthfeel. Very good. alexsdad06 (10289) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 7, 2016
500 ml bottle picked up locally from notes. Pours dark brown to black in color with a medium sized khaki colored head. The aroma and flavor have mild roasted malt, dark chocolate, hints of oatmeal, bittersweet, dry, a bit watery, nose was probably a little better than the flavor. XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
Bottle. Pours a deep brown. No cap. Aroma of chocolate cereal, softly roasted malt. Taste is sweet, and dark chocolate bitter. Palate is relatively clean, chewy and dry finish with medium carbonation. Ferris (15027) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle - Vintage 2012 - Bittersweet chocolate and roast. Deep jet brown with a decent light brown head. Bittersweet chocolate and roast with a long light bitter coffee finish. Rich and decent. jtclockwork (16444) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose/taste of toasted oats, roast chocolate, earthy roast coffee and cocoa nib. Medium body.
tone_leggett (14) - - MAR 31, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2015 liquid dark chocolate beer, amazing taste, smell the chocolate from the minute you open the bottle. Many others have tried the chocolate beer before, this one succeeds where all others have failed.
Had it a 2nd time, this batch was not nearly as flavorsome and was over carbonated.
onceblind (9442) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Had the bottle at a party, so, not sure of the year but based on the quantity of rating, I wager it was 2012. Black pour under a generous rocky light tan head. The aroma, weirdly, is a bit chocolaty and like soy sauce at the same time. There’s a bit too much carbonation but there’s a nice big flavorful body. Unfortunately, that soy sauce tone is present, but also with a semisweet chocolaty earthy flavor. Kinda all over the place. mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
[5371-20130520] 500mL bottle. Dark fruity malt aroma. Black brown body with a quick foamy tan head. Sweet chocolate malt roast flavour. Full body. Really interesting but super chocolaty -- Never thought I could say that. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5 sulawang (1155) - - NOV 28, 2013
Visual: "Winner of the Australian International Beer Award 2011 Champion Stout". Pours super dark brown with barely any head, very thin ringed retention, some activity on the surface.
Nose: Very deep roasted coffee and liquid chocolate. (10)-aromatic strength.
Attack: deep richness, syrupy mouthfeel
Mid-palate: (6)-sweetness, (MAIN) mocha, vanilla, roasted coffee, malts, cola
Finish: light alcohol, malty-roasted bitter finish.
Summary: A very nice balance of bittersweet flavours. Decent body but more creaminess and a bit thicker mouthfeel would’ve made this super awesome. (Note: numbers above are on a 10-point weak-strong scale) pintbypint (3584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 27, 2013
500ml brown bottle. Black pour, low sitting creamy tan head. Nose has rich cocoa/chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Taste has vanilla, coffee grounds, chocolate. Finish has roast, and lots of lingering cocoa and bitter coffee. Body is light and carbonation mild. Overall, a good beer, but would have liked a bit more mouthfeel. Coffee and cocoa notes were nice though.