retinadoc (236) - - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle. Distinct oak aroma. Pours dark reddish/black. Slightly below average carbonation. Strong, overpowering oak aroma and flavor. The chocolate flavor is almost an afterthought, at least an order of magnitude lower than the barrel-aged boozy oak flavors. Unexpected and disappointing for what is billed as a double chocolate stout. Boozy mouthfeel, with lingering astringent finish. As an oak-barrel aged stout, not bad. As a double chocolate stout, a disappointing failure.
graham_murphy (672) - - FEB 14, 2016
Wow. I love a chocolate imperial stout and this has got to be the chocolatiest - without tasting like someone has thoughtlessly dumped cheap chocolate shake into their brew. Decent piney bitterness from the hops. Plenty of sweetness - so much that I’ll probably share a bottle next time. tsd08460 (1129) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Aroma: chocolate, caramel,
Appearance: black with a brown head
Taste: strong chocolate, medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Tasty brucebruce81 (391) - GUAM - JAN 30, 2016
I really enjoyed this beer it was so smoothe unlike anything I expected from this beer! I could eat or drink this beer with no problem
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Chocolate chocolate chocolate! Some choc stouts taste synthetic. This one gets that balance just right. Pours black and oily with dense tan head. The bouquet is all chocolate. The chocolate comes through on the palate with hints of coffee along for the ride. The finish lasts for minutes of chocolate coffee and vanilla. Perhaps a touch too high in alcohol but nice nonetheless.
Fin (10470) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2016
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Bottle from Beer Gonzo, consumed at Isobels, Eardisley, Herefordshire, Friday ’New Years Day 1st January 2016 Pours black with a light beige head. Rich chocolate, cocoa powder, milk chocolate in the mouth but strangely there is some dark bitter chocolate at the same time. Thick mouthfeel, rich, lingering chocolate, hoppiness also shows. This is a fab’ beer, really great, Loz was blown away. A8 A4 T9 P4 Ov17 4.2 solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Quite a fine beer actually. Lots of roast, and big dark chocolate. Pours black with great head and lacing. Creamy consistency. Some caramel. Bittersweet finish. Bottle. SteveOrz85 (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2015
Big bottle. Fridge chilled. Shared 3 ways. Served in snifter. Small tan head. Fairly heavy lacing. Aroma is light malts and heavy chocolate. Touch of hops. Taste is medium bitter and lightly sweet. Notes of dry chocolate. Lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied beer with average carbonation. Overall pretty good chocolate beer. Not sweet or artificial tasting. Slightly hoppy. Mindwarp (276) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Pours a stout black with small tan head and lacing on glass. The aroma is of milk chocolate and smells great !!! Taste of Chocolate and roasted malts. Overall all really good, not as chocolaty as Southern Tier but still really good davidm (2080) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Awesome chocolate flavours, with notes of vanilla. Very long taste, with balance.