daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
Well I had to go to Vermont to find this in the bottle at a local shop in Stowe. Rating #600. This is a kick ass beer. Pours a jet black with a nice foamy brown head. Aroma is(shocking)all chocolate. I also smell a hint of coffee and maybe some molasses. Taste is dark chocolate, dried dark fruit, coffee and some molasses hints on the nose too. I truly enjoyed this from start to finish. hopscotch (11236) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 22, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2008 Bottle… Post RBSG ’08 O-Town/Vero Beach Throwdown Chapter 8… Pours pitch black with a mid-sized, creamy, beige head. Good retention. Simple, straight-forward aroma and flavor… dark, bitter chocolate nibs and cocoa powder. Full-bodied and lightly creamy with moderate carbonation. Chocolaty, bitter finish. Thanks to growler for sharing the bottle! 77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 24, 2011
[email protected]DocLock (11049) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2008
vs. Moeder: pitch-black with a dark mocha head, smells like bitter roasted malts followed by coffee & bitter chocolate, taste wise this is indeed firstly a bitter & then a chocolate stout, taste is very bitter chocolate, light oatmeal & creamy oatmeal body, roasted coffee, cocoa mixed with some hops, dry, certainly not bad
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours onyx with 2-fingers of dark brown head. Great look on this. Nose is roasty dark malt, oats, dark choc, molasses, hops, and mild rauchy peaty notes. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasty rauchy dark malt, and hops. Palate is rich, creamy, velvety, staying a tad dry throughout, with a great complexity. Yet another winner form Stone. allmyvinyl (11021) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 26, 2017
UPDATED: APR 27, 2017 Bottle from the Brewdog Online Shop. Pours black with a thick tan head. Lots of chocolate as promised. Bitter, rich.
gnoff (10985) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 18, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2017 First ratingFin (10917) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2009
Draught at Moeder Lambic, Brussels, for the Stone beer festival. Sampled on September 16, 2011
Black color, dense brown head. Sweet, malty, licorice scent. Sweet, bitter, alcohol taste. Huge bitter aftertaste, also very dry. Smooth mouthfeel, huge bitterness.
Draught at Ölrepubliken, Göteborg, on August 18, 2017.
Black color, brown head with lacing. Malty, nutty, alcohol taste. Roasted, malty, nutty aftertaste. Medium full mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty, grainy, alcohol scent.
Bottle that I got in a mixed case from Beers of Europe, consumed 20-02-09 Pours black with a brown head and is quite busy on the fizziness front. The aroma was initially quite creamy and had some vanilla and then all I got was rusty nail. Taste is undeniably dark, bitter chocolate, its an oily mouth clinger and so bitter. Some cold coffee dregs show but the chocolate and roasty flavours dominate. Strange that the rusty nail aroma is really taking over now. A6 A4 F7 P4 OV13 3.4 jercraigs (10886) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 3, 2009
2009-02-28. Pitch black with a modest khaki head. (4+) Sweet aroma, sweet malt, rich cocoa and mild dry roast malt, light alcohol notes. (7+) Flavour is similar, fairly dry overall impression, dry roasty malt, and dry cocoa has a dusty character somehow, sweet underlying malt base. Very light bitterness in the finish. Smooth medium bodied palate is a touch under carbonated. (3+) Pretty decent. Bottle from Village Beer Merchant, Buffalo kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2010 alexsdad06 (10812) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Date: August 23, 2008
Source: South Bay Drugs, San Diego
Appearance: black, fine tan head, drippy sudsy lace
Aroma: dark chocolate aroma with a touch of sweetness, just a hint of fruityness
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, touch of roasted, creamy milky sweetness balances the bitterness from the roasted and dark chocolate to bring out a milky chocolate
Date: June 13, 2010
Appearance: black, huge brown head, layers of lace
Aroma: black chocolate aroma, touch of licorice and sweet caramel, hint of fruityness and sherry
Body: creamy body
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice sweetness balances the bitterness from the dark chocolate, touch of fruityness is emerging and enhanced by the sweet sherry character
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
22 oz. bottle. Pours a deep dark brown color with garnet highlights and a medium dark tan head with good retention. The aroma is dark chocolate, molasses, oatmeal, a hint of dark fruits, and cocoa powder. The flavor is bitter dark chocolate. Hey, the title warned us all. Roasted malts, molasses, oatmeal, and alcohol are also present. This is at times a little hot, but I enjoy it very much. Medium-full bodied and one that I hope tastes as good with a little age on it.