FriendOfBeer (101) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Aroma of chocolate and black licorice. Dark as night. Thick mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Taste-Heavy notes of chocolate, and caramel syrup. Ideal as a dessert beer.
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650 ml bottle. Bottled 2012.
Pours black with little head.
Loads of cocoa aroma with cocoa and sweet coffee taste. Superb! GRM (4112) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
Sample, 1-ounce, during the Great American Beer Festival, savoured on September 25 2015; eye: black, opaque, sheet of brown head, light lacing; nose: mocha, crème brûlée, roasted barley, slight burnt barley; mouth: mocha, crème brûlée, roasted barley, slight burnt barley, alcohol, alcohol acridness, finale in mocha with good presence of alcohol acridness, full body, average carbonation, lightly alcoholic texture; overall: fine
Échantillon, 1 once, en fût, durant le Great American Beer Festival, savourée le 25 septembre 2015; œil : noire, opaque, couverture de mousse brune, légère dentelle; nez : moka, crème brûlée, orge torréfiée, très léger orge brûlée; bouche : moka, crème brûlée, orge torréfiée, très léger orge brûlée, alcool, âcreté d’alcool, finale en moka avec bonne présence d’âcreté d’alcool, corsée, carbonatation moyenne, texture légèrement alcoolique; en résumé : bien nealblind (1946) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - FEB 23, 2016
dark brown red pour tan foam. Aroma hot chocolate with marshmallows/tootsie roll/yoo-hoo. tastes bittersweet chocolate bar. coffee all the way through. dry and bittersweet like a chocolate bar. vanilla. a little coffee-like sediment on mouthfeel. Intense flavored beer yet smooth. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Black color. One finger of frothy/creamy tan head. Retention is okay given the ABV and a short ring of lacing is left.
4.5 S: Smells like a mix of amazing and heaven. Rich, silky sweet Hershey’s chocolate. Mild roast coffee. Big sweetness, chocolate domination, with caramel, gooey fudge, and roasted barley.
5.0 T: Damn, this is something. It tastes a lot like Choklat, but not quite as... chocolate-ty. That doesn’t mean it’s not as intense. The added punch comes from a healthy coffee component. Vanilla, fudge, and plenty of roastiness that is balance out by the sweetness.
4.25 M: Heavier medium to heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Silky smooth on the tongue but could use a bit more creaminess. Still, really good here as well. Alcohol isn’t perceived at all.
4.5 D: I live for beer like this. So tasty but so drinkable as well.
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OrthoDoc (189) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 17, 2016
Pure chocolate smell and taste. Good after dinner beet as desert. Decadent drink when want a chocolate fix with high amounts of alcohol. Fun to try but definitely a niche beer.
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i have liked with Southern Tier and especially so with the Blackwater Series.
black with a tan head; fantastic aroma - mainly chocolate with notes of coffee and roasted malts. great, smooth, chocolaty flavor with coffee notes; Great after taste. VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2015
650 ml bottle shared with czar and company. Pours a ruby reddish black with a short lived beige head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, coffee and sugar. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, dark coffee, hazelnut. Finish is coffee, dark chocolate, nice bitterness. Lingering ash, warming alcohol. Medium body, velvety mouthfeel and weak carbonation. willisread (3474) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Thanks Jon for the bottle share! Pours a deep black with a small tan head that lingers for a bit. Light pepper aromas with milk chocolate, cacao nibs and dark roasted coffee. Taste is fairly well balanced between roasted espresso and dark chocolate. Dry coffee forward finish that lingers. jc1762 (1551) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Poured into a wine glass showing light coffee rims with half a finger of latte colored foam.
The nose shows a lot of green pepper and vegetal notes. Upon warming up, a lot of generous chocolate notes appear.
The palate is lightly carbonated and medium bodied. Flavors of very light sweet chocolate, light flavors of dark roasted malts and a dark cacao bitterness on the finish.