RobBestwick (922) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 4, 2017
Bottle. Chocolate, oats and coffee aroma. Black stout appearance with a very small brown head. Roasted coffee and dark chocolate with some underlying hoppy bitterness. Medium body. Well balance finish. Very drinkable. bikbo (125) - - FEB 22, 2017
Color opaco, negro ébano. Espuma cremosa color marrón. Aroma intenso a chocolate, ligero toque acaramelado. Sabor a chocolate con ligeros toques de café. Amargor medio-alto y duradero, equilibrado con el sabor a chocolate y un ligero dulzor. UXO (1896) - CANADA - FEB 18, 2017
Appearance: near opaque black with the merest hints of brown around the margins, one fat finger of dense light brown head, good retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: chocolate, roasty malt, mild coffee. (7/10) Taste: moderate-low sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Palate: full body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5)
I recently tried their Hazelutely Choctabulous, but hadn’t tried its 40% component, so decided I’d give it a shot. And, having closed the circle on this, it all makes sense now. This is dominated by bitter chocolate, with no hint of milk chocolate sweetness, making it not as one-dimensional as the 60% component Hazelnut Nectar, but definitely simple. Combining this one’s bitterness and chocolate flavours with the nutty sweetness of the Hazelnut Nectar basically provide all the components for a candy bar, and makes Hazelutely Choctabulous greater than the sum of its parts. (And yes, I retained some of both components and mixed them myself. Calling it “magic” might be gilding the lily a tad, but it’s definitely worth doing, if you can lay hands on both components but not the blended bottle.) (14/20) Fules (1194) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - FEB 12, 2017
Kicsi, nem túl tartós hab, fekete szín. Illatában a csokoládé minden mást elnyom. Enyhén édeskés, feketecsokis, kakaóporos ízvilág, némi aszalt gyümölcsös beütéssel és egy kis komlós fűszerességgel. Közepesen testes, erősen szénsavas, közepesen keserű. Kellemes, jó egyensúlyú sör, lehetne egy picit krémesebb.
john44 (3078) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2017
Draft Third of a Pint at GBBF 2009 (Day 1), Earl’s Court, London Aug 2009 - Dark Brown, almost Black, in colour. Very Chocolate in both aroma and taste. Very Malty; rich dark chocolate, roasty malts, coffee. Hoppy; citrusy hops. Sweet chocolate roast malty balanced by hoppy bitterness. Terrific Stout! (2009-08)
alrick (149) - FRANCE - JAN 29, 2017
De grands arômes chocolatés, tirant sur l’amertume. Complexe et écoeurante mais une expérience riche en arôme 17Beer (343) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2017
Huge chocolate smells with a malt scent underneath. Pour dark and opaque but with bright light a tinge of red can be discerned. Thick tan head with tiny bubbles and lots of lacing. Chocolate milkshake tastes with a balancing sour coffee grounds finish. Very nice for a sweet one. kerenmk (4722) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown. chocolate, roasty aroma, some coconut milk and chocolate chips. Mildly bitter, roasty, dry with lots of chocolate in the mouth. Both cocoa nibs and chocolate syrup. Full body, lively carbonation, dry bittersweet chocolate finish. Nice for dessert. 4500th rating! Salwal (486) - GERMANY - DEC 31, 2016
Bottle poured into white wine glass. Pours dark opaque with beige head. Nose of dark chocolate and rosted, earthy malts. Taste is coffee and dark high cocoa percentage chocolate. A bit watery middlepart espenra (1015) - Kurland, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2016
65cl bottle. Best before 2015-02. It poured a pitch black colour with a minimal light brown head. Aroma is sweet and malty. Notes of cocoa, milk, barley. Flavour is sweet. Lightly roasted, malty, cocoa and dry milk. Some dried fruits. Just a hint of bitterness. Long lingering aftertaste.