blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2008
22 oz. bottle, no head to speak of, dark as night color, big roasted chocolate flavor, some leather in there, this reminds me of a big chocolate cake Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Bomber. Poured translucent, deep coppery-brown with a short cap of tan head. The aroma was like dessert in a glass.. rich, fluffy chocolate cake, cocoa, and a Hershey’s bar all blended together.. light tannin undertones.. decadent! The flavor was good, but didn’t hold up to the nose.. rich chocolate at the base, with light almost lactic sourness and heavier alcohol presence around.. a touch too sharp at the back.. vanilla creeps in toward the back, giving an enjoyable complement to the chocolate. Heavier-bodied with low-to-moderate carbonation.. great chocolate syrupy foray, but a tad rough on the back-end. All in all a very good brew! gotbeach (139) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2008
[email protected]hiddenvariable (211) - pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Dark redish pour with minimal head. Chocolate, sweet..creamy....like chocolate milk....only it’s better cause it’s beer. By far the best chocolate beer I’ve ever had....cheers goldtwins.
bottle. pours an opaque black with a moderate light brown head that isn’t going anywhere. initial smell is--you guessed it--chocolate. deep rich cocoa with little black cherry notes dancing on the perimeter, a bit of oak, all with a slightly burnt brownie crust. more deep cocoa flavor, but this time with a lot more roasted malt notes, reminding you that this is indeed an imperial stout, and not some strange chocolate milk concoction. notes of coffee, dark fruit (cherries, grapes), a bit more oak, and even some hoppy notes taking a floral and earthy turn. big bitter kick on the palate, which i regard as absolutely essential, this beer being so rich and chocolaty. light sweetness here and there, but it’s a lingering pleasant bitter tingle that stands out. very slight warming; the alcohol is extremely well-hidden. thick silky feel, not a ton of carbonation, but enough to let you know it’s there. i know this is a gimmick beer, but it’s damned near perfect for what it is. it’s also a very solid imperial stout. it’s so rich that you think a sip will be enough, but the finish prevents it from ever being cloying. i am very much impressed. billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Tap @ TJ’s Paoli. Aroma of bitter European dark chocolate (the good stuff). Very chocolately flavor with some spice. Nice sipper. Alcohol was omnipresent but not too distracting. Into full bodied. Plenty of bitterness, not too sweet. I prefer the flavors of roasted malts and hops over chocolate but this was interesting.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Bomber->snifter @ circa 45-50 degrees F. Pours a creamy head that is light brown that gives some lacing, but both dissipate quickly on top of a black body. The aroma is caramel and coco (not so much sweet like chocolate, more unsweetened) with a heavy alcohol aroma and perhaps some resin aroma. The duration of the flavor is long, it is lightly sweet and bitter. On the palate, the body is medium, texture is creamy, and has a soft bit of carbonation with a chalky and bitter aftertaste.
All-in-all, a very good beer, but it’s a bit on the expensive side--perhaps a few dollars per bomber more than it should be. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle. Name pretty much says it all with all sorts of different takes on chocolate coming through in the nose and the flavor, from tootsie roll to milk chocolate to baker’s chocolate. Pretty impressive taste for a beer that would at first glance seem to be one sided. Decent amount of bitterness keeps it from going over the sweetness edge, but still not a beer I would have more than once every so often because it is very sweet and desserty. Still a very fun treat though. Finishes with quite the alcohol kick. Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2008
bottle from wooden keg. thin medium light head. pours dark brown with orangish trims. smell is very sweet like swiss miss hot chocolate. reminds me of an old pair of tazmanian devil silk boxer shorts i had years ago- makes you feel wild and crazy but is so very smooth to get into. awesome. k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2008
Bottle - pours black with brown highlights, skim of mocha foam that quickly disappears. Aroma is massively chocolate...bittersweet and lightly dusty with a definite tootise roll thing going on. Flavor is equally massive chocolates..bittersweet and tootsie roll all over. As the glass warms the chocolate malt starts to come through with a slight coffee note. Finish was slightly dry with light alcohol warming and the body was medium heavy. For a beer with such intense aromas and flavors it never became overwhelming and always seemed in balance. Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 7, 2008
On tap at the Publick House in Brookline, Mass. Pours with a dark brown to black body with a medium thick head and some lacing. It’s full of bitter sweet choclate with some malt showing through. Wow, what a chocolate bomb. Full bodied and smooth.