ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2010
750ml bottle from grape & gourmet. pours a deep, rich black with a thick, creamy, chocolate milkshake head leaving a thick ring of lace. aroma is great, exactly what i expected from this one, with rich cocoa, bitter, dark chocolate icing, brownie crust/edges, and hints of lactose sugar backed by subtle hints of coffee grinds, caramel, and roasted malts. flavor follows suit and is equally delicious with rich, bitter, raw, dark chocolate, mocha coffee, and roasted malts with iced chocolate cake and a bit of cream peaking through the bitter, roasty finish. palate is full bodied with nice carbonation yet still creamy on the tongue. overall, a big chocolate stout that achieves exactly what it sets out to do. damn tasty. TheBeerGod (6209) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Bottle - 750mL painted red and capped. Pours pitch black with a two-toned brown and dark brown head. Rather unique looking but they merge together quickly. Strong chocolate aroma along with roasted malt, cocoa, light coffee and chocolate cake/brownies. Taste is strong, bitter chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, burnt brownies and chocolate cake. Body is medium-full with a lingering bitterness and a bubbly carbonation. Ends with more big chocolate notes, light coffee, roasted malt, and chocolate cake. Though it’s sort of one-dimensional, being a chocolate beer, it’s very tasty.