Tmoney99 (14490) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Sample at MBGSF 2010. Poured dark brown color with medium brown creamy head that lasted with excellent lacing. Medium to heavy toasted chocolate malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting solid brew. Drake (13737) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2016
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip Beer #90. Keg at Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor, 3/12/16. Clear dark red, large frothy tan head, good retention. Aroma of dry roasted malts and dark chocolate. The taste is roasted malts, milk and dark chocolate. Thin-medium bodied, clean.
Dogbrick (13012) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Sample at the Ann Arbor brewpub. Dark brown color with a medium beige head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing. Chocolate, malt and coffee aroma. Medium body with flavors of cocoa, roast malt and stale coffee. The finish is roasty with a bittersweet chocolate aftertaste. Decent overall. hopdog (12549) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2010
On tap at JP in Ann Arbor. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate and roasty. Tastes of chocolate, roast, and Some lighter coffee. Sammy (12205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
Enjoyed on cask at Jolly Pumpkin in Ann Arbor. Madagascar chocolate. Chocolate and sour imperial stout aroma. Lots of roast. Black with three-eighths of an inch of off-white head, lacing is good. Average mouthfeel for a cask. Good bitter chocolate, and only 30 IBU. Really great cask.
j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2010
On tap at Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor on our way to RBSG. Pours a clear cola brown with a thin beige head. Soft cocoa, warm bread, coffee, vanilla. Smooth with some gentle chocolate, very fine light carbonation. Excellent body on this thing. Very gentle soft cocoa finish. Quite tasty. deyholla (11605) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2013
Cask at the A2 brewpub. Pours a hazy chocolate brown with a creamy brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a note of light chocolate with dark grains and bread as a backbone. Flavor has a good amount of chocolate up front that becomes slightly bitter with backing dark bread and a bit of dryness. cubs (10635) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Tap @ Jolly Pumpkin Ann Arbor. Dark brown appearance with a brown head. Roasty, dark chocolate, slightly milky, mild espresso aroma. Slightly tangy, fruity, dark chocolate flavor. Tangy but nice. alexsdad06 (10430) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Draft sample @ MiBGSF10 during the down pour. Pours a clear brown with a medium beige head. The aroma has smooth, soft chocolate, moderate sweetness, slight roast; just OK. The flavor had slight roast, milk chocolate, cocoa, thin mouthfeel. I was not impressed with this. jercraigs (10374) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2011
2011-11-12. This is the tale, of a Chocolate stout, black body with a modest tan head. 3+ Flavour is quite tangy, on a mystical quest to the Isle of Tortuga, with a bit sourness. Sort of an ashen porter character to it that I am not sure if it is intentional or not. And now back to the good part! Cocoa with a bit of a tang to it. Heater on blast, I’m the number one stunner! Dry roast aroma, hints of dry cocoa and a similar tangy quality to it as the aroma. Average to light bodied palate. Okay but I am not loving it. This whole cask is a stout, just waiting for chocolate. Needs more Michael Bolton. YEAAAHH! On cask at Jolly Pumpkin Cafe, Ann Arbor