Theydon_Bois (21425) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 17, 2018 keith0718 (434) - Kansas, USA - FEB 24, 2007
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
A good, full stout, but perhaps a little on the mellow side--tad tamer than the Shakespeare Stout. Pours black with a beautiful head. Nice, smooth, stout flavor with chocolate overtones and tame hops and a slight chocolate flavor in the finish. Great beer to introduce someone to stouts.
Keg at MK VHX, 05/01/18. Had this for the first time in the US at Rogue SF taproom circa 2008/9. Catch up rake.
Black with a well presented tan head.
Nose is chocolate, spice, mellow roast malts, light hop presence, biscuit.
Taste comprises chocolate, toffee, molasses, oatmeal choc cookie, light roast, mellow fruit esters.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close.
Solid well balanced stout. herinmary (108) - RUSSIA - JAN 14, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2018 Аромат горького шоколада и кофе. Пена кремовая, неустойчивая. Во вкусе жженый солод, кофе, акцент на кокао бобы (горький шоколад) практически без сладости. Отчётливый привкус кокао бобов такой был только у mikkellera. Послевкусие мягкой, обволакивающее, горечь весьма умеренная Rhino1 (9) - - JAN 9, 2018 does not count
Fantastic nose, chocolat with hints of nuts? A little hint of yeast-dry chocolat powder. Fantastic en bouche, the palate is rich and creamy. Great chocolat stout. Winner.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone tightslice (1525) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 1, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2018 Bottle from World Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is dark chocolate, chocolate brownies or muffins, some vanilla notes. Taste is bitter dark chocolate, reminded me of baking chocolate and chocolate baked goods. Pretty solid and classic chocolate stout. Bill Becker (2003) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 29, 2017
From Jun 2008
The pour is a near pitch black but when I hold up my glass to the light, I can that it's a very dark brown. Big 2 finger+ head of tannish foam and there's plenty of sticky lacing. Awesome head retention and plenty of lacing.
The smell has oodles of both dark and milk chocolate tickling my nose buds. Wow. Does this ever smell inviting!
And...the taste tells it all. Big baker's chocolate taste that literally has me grinning after every sip. Oh, there's definitely some sweeter milk chocolate flavour there as well but it's nicely countered by a very pleasant dryness coming from notes of coffee and a bit of toffee and that just kicks up the drinkability factor for me. Wow is this stuff good or what?
Good thick mouthfeel gives it a really creamy texture and the carbonation is low and perfect for this beer.
I've had this available locally a few years ago but I never got around to reviewing it so, I had to grab a bottle yesterday when I was in Ft Collins. I'm *so* glad I did!
janubio (974) - SPAIN - NOV 7, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2017 Black colour, big brown head that keeps there all the time, compact creamy lace.
Aroma of chocolate, licorice, coffee, plums, hops noticeable too.
Mecium body, creamy rich texture, great carbonation.
Taste of chocolate, with some bitterness from the hops, plums, licorice, coffee.
Rich and very well balanced. Extraordinary. DrNosha (2832) - Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2017
Vom Fass auf Guam. Schwarzes Bier, cremiger Guiness Schaum. Es duftet wunderbar nach Schokolade. Frisch und roh. Es schmeckt sattnach Schokolade und dann erst Röstmalz. Ich wäre beigeister, hätte ich nicht gelesen, dass natürliches Schokoaroma drin ist. Gibt etwas abzug. MBlessing (1628) - Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 1, 2017
Schwarzes Bier toller cremiger schaum, Yes!! Super schoko cacao Duft dazu etwas süßes malz, im Geschmack super, cremig Schokoladig fruchtig malzig eine Spur Kaffe schokomilch hält sich leichte süße aber auch röstig herb, toll! Faberanza (17) - Torino, ITALY - OCT 31, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2017 Birra dal colore scuro intenso, cappello Non molto persistente. aroma di cioccolato al naso, al palato cioccolato che si sente abbastanza, caffè, ma bilanciato dal amaro finale. buona birra, da provare Nicke80 (851) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2017
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2017 65ml bottle from wishbeer bangkok. pours black with big brown head. coffee and cocoa aroma with sweet cocoa taste and vanilla notes. nice bitter coffee after taste.