jake65 (3626) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle: Dark brown pour with a finger of creamy tan head. Aroma is a wonderful blend of milk chocolate and freshly roasted coffee. Sweet, yet roasty. Rich flavor is full of chocolate, roasted malts, and espresso. Lingering bitters and a creamy, mouth-coating sweetness. Another ST brew that really fits the description ver batum. I really liked Choklat and Jah-va was also very good, but this wasn’t quite on the same level. Still quite good. Thanks skinnyguy! imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
22oz. Pour is inky black with a thick dark brown head. Aromas strong of dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and roasted malts. Flavor is thick and viscus with loads of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and finishing with coffee. This is a straight up dessert in a bottle. Much like all the other stouts ST puts out and it’s damn good. yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Super dark rich pour. Aroma instantly is just crazy. Tons of rich milk chocolate topped with some smooth espresso and coffee. More chocolate dominant but that is ok with me. Dessert in a glass. Adam77 (457) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2009
This was an instant favorite. Poured milky black with a tan head. Aroma of fudge, chocolate, and vanilla. Like a sundae in a glass. Some smooth and chewy. Lots of chocolate. Tmoney99 (14381) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle from Root Cellar.
Poured a dark clear brown color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent lacing.
Moderate to heavy roasted cpffee, chocolate and alcohol aroma.
Heavy chocolate sweet coffee flavor with a medium to heavy sweet and small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration.
Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation.
This is a standout beer.
j12601 (11103) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Bottle that I brought to PilsnerPeter’s Spring Gathering. Pours a deep dark black with a light tan head. Smells amazing. Very much reminiscent of hot cocoa. Nice chocolate notes (ok, tons of chocolate notes) with a hint of coffee (whatever he ratio of java to choklat is, I’d love to see the java pushed a bit higher), and a nice vanilla hint. Medium bodied and smooth, very chocolaty. Smooth roast coffee bitterness at the end. Quite tasty. Then again, I love Choklat as well, and this is mostly that beer with a hint of coffee. thewombat (112) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Aroma is very chocolatey. Just like tootsie rolls. Light body, thin dark brown, almost no carbonation. Very chocolaty flavor, sweet, with bitter aftertaste. Could have more coffee flavor, and should be creamier. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2009
On tap at Coles. Buffalo NY. Pours a dark blackish brown. Big roasty chocolatey aroma. Not finding too much coffee/jah va here. Taste is chocolate, burnt coffee with alcohol burn in the finish. Prefer each beer seperate. Body is considerably light than each by its own. Still some breweries would kill to put this out. ST has set its barometer pretty high for this to be slightly disappointing pineypower (3297) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2009
Pours out black with a small fluffy tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and candy bars. Taste is a strange balance of the two beers, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, sweet candy, and a little bit of alcohol on the finish, palate a bit thin. Good effort, alone these two beers are good, but together I’m not really feeling it. JaBier (7871) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2009
22oz bottle. Darkest brown pour with a big tan head. Malty aroma with chocolate, caramel and a bit of fruit. No coffee at all. Chocolate syrup flavor with just a touch of coffee and hop. A good beer, but sort of disappointing. Just tastes like a slightly dumbed down version of Choklat; hardly any coffee influence at all.