garyford (4) - - MAY 12, 2017 does not count ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated 3/17/13. Bottle says 9%. Portion of a 22 oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.
A: Pours an opaque black color. The head is a one finger tan shade that retains fairly poorly.
S: Though chocolaty, it perhaps lacks the vibrant intensity of, say, Choklat. Actually, the more it opens up, the stronger the chocolate note becomes. Hard to smell anything else here, as expected. I’m docking points because something here’s rubbing me the wrong way - perhaps an artificial tone? Still a likable aroma.
T: Drier than the nose would lead me to believe. The opening is pure chocolate while the midtaste tries to balance it out with an upsurge of strong roasted barley and coffee. Finish has a bit of hoppiness to it, as well...and some strange chemical flavors. Honestly - and I say this as a HUGE fan of Choklat - the chocolaty flavors clash with the roasted and burnt bitterness. It’s not fantastic, or even good, but it’s easy to drink at least.
M: Like I said in the flavor, this is very dry. Seems like the aim here was for drinkability, and it does succeed here somewhat. Not as cloying as expected - maybe its because I’m not drinking a whole bottle of this solo.
O: This is NOT a true dessert beer, as any sweetness the chocolate provides (and it does provide a good deal) is scrubbed clean by the roasted and hop bitterness. And yet, it still comes off as being wildly out of whack. Cool bottle, meh beer, horrible price - basically, just another Rogue product.
Chocolate in your face even when cold. Very velvety and smooth. Hints of cinnamon when warm. Great beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone steelman1213 (2) - Camden, Arkansas, USA - APR 23, 2017 does not count
Outstanding overall beer. Love the chocolate after hit. An absolute must try for a chocolate stout lover.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Oakes (17676) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
Dark brown. Thin head. Big choc syrup, sweet and syrupy but a bit thin. So just thin base beer with bland Hershey syrup in it. fiulijn (20498) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 4, 2017
Draught at Alibi Room, VancouverFerris (15275) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2017
Black color with beige head. Mild roasted malt aroma, rosty mouthfeel, very dry, with chocolate and ashes.
Really disappointed by the lack of sugars, not as pleasant as I was expecting.
Draft - Insane amounts of dark chocolate syrup. Jet black brown with a decent light brown head. Crazy chocolate syrup notes with a long finish. Exactly what it claims to be.
beerplace (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2017
On tap at Alibi Room during Oregon Breweries Tap Takeover. Pours an almost black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate waffle cake, like exUSSR Artek waffles, hehe. Taste is quiye artifical, like chocolate chewing gum Bombibom same. This one is quite strange and artifocial, but filled up with tastes from the times when I was a child, haha. weitz15 (585) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2017
Dark brown pour, frothy brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate. Malted chocolate flavor, very tart finish. The flavor hides the alcohol pretty well. Andrew196 (1902) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2016
Pours motor oil with a leathery tan head. Rich aroma of chocolate, lactose, licorice, kahlua.... Very inviting. More coffee comes through on the tongue, more chocolate, sweet dark roast, delicious and silky! Great choice for the 1600th review! PugUglyBrewer (658) - - DEC 24, 2016
What can I say other than everything chocolate shake and caramel candy deliciousness cranked to the second power. As with everything $13 or so a bottle I sip slowly though. LearninBeer (598) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2016
The aroma is caramel, bread, chocolate. Pours a thick almost syrupy black liquid. Big beige head and excellent lacing. The taste is medium sweet. The body is medium, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish long. Very Good!!