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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Passionately brewed with over 200 pounds of pure, 100% cacao Belgian dark chocolate, this irresistibly smooth stout explodes with the taste and aroma of rich, dark chocolate goodness. This deep black beauty will seduce you with her roasty maltiness and hints of vanilla and caramel.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
750ml bottle into a tulip. From notes. A: Pours a dark ruby color. The head is a three finger khaki shade with layered foam thickness. Layered foam thickness, folks! That’s worth bonus points by itself. S: The aroma is straightforward; dry, powdery chocolate is backed by a touch of vanilla. Maybe hints of cream pop up here and there. T: Chocolate makes itself known immediately, before transitioning to caramel and vanilla in the middle. Some chocolate flavors return in the finish, backed by a subtle mineral note. This one does a great job of striking a balance between being easy drinking and being dessert-like. M: I think the body could be a little thicker, and a little creamier as well. The finish is mostly dry, however a touch of chocolate sweetness continues to linger. Despite my complaints about the lack of decadence, this is unbelievably quaffable. O: It’s not the most complex stout by any stretch. However, the way it delicately balances drinkability with a rich chocolate flavor just impresses the hell out of me. I could easily crush a 750 of this and not grow tired of it.


3
05barnold (46) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Poured from the bottle. Dark, with a creamy brown head. Aroma and taste of coffee with a hint of chocolate. Wouldn't purchase again but would drink again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
TheHopster (1111) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2017
(Bottle). Pours dark chocolate bar brown with tan head. Cocoa aroma. Cocoa and rich malt flavor. Smooth palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
BiddleBrau (1238) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2017
Bottle pours very black with decent tan head. Definite chocolate in nose. Cocoa flavor up front, roast and sweetness follows. Creamy texture. Finishes acidic like some brewed with coffee. Easy drinking and relaxed.

3.5
demannu (451) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Roasty and chocolate aroma. Flavor hits on notes roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla creme, mild coffee. Palate is disappointing. Lighter and dryer than i expected. Very drinkable and enjoyable (and very affordable) without being great.

3.2
WillRunForBeer (2766) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 2, 2016
12oz bottle gifted by AirForceHops. Thanks, Chris! Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, vanilla... Kind of reminds me of a Creme Egg. This is dryer and thinner than the aroma would indicate. Dark chocolate, a hint of licorice and mild overextracted coffee. Carbonation too heavy. Mouthfeel really takes this down.

3.1
AirForceHops (7815) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 24, 2016
12 oz. bottle from a 4 pack. Purchased at Liquor Outlet Wine Cellar, Boonton, NJ. Deep brown in color, thin head. Aroma consists of melted chocolate candy, mild coffee note, and mild dark fruit hints.

Weak roast with plenty of chocolate throughout the sip. My only issue with it is the thin body. For the ABV and flavor I expected it to be more full in body. However, I will say the chocolate that is advertised is here in a decent character. Also a tad high on the carbonation. Still drinkable and somewhat enjoyable.

3.8
nittanyjim (118) - - MAR 25, 2016
Black, dark brown head that fades quickly. Sweet chocolate nose. Chocolate dominates, mixed with roasted malt before some slight bittering hops enters at the end. Velvety smooth with small bubble carbonation. Would be better with lower carbonation.

4.3
MacNJ (108) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2016
The Brewer of Brothery Love upped the value of Love Stout with the addition of dark chocolate. This aroma was so strong with the scent of dark, expensive chocolate. It had the flavor and mouth feel of having a chocolate melt in your mouth (like letting a nib of some high end European chocolate melt in your mouth), and there was a bitter hop bite on the back end. This is a great brew to enjoy in the winter season. The bonus was picking this up at $29.99 a case at Bell Bev in South Philly. Cheers!

3.4
ElCapitan22 (363) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2016
Pours jet black in color. Has absolutely no lacing or head retention. Smells like chocolate and tastes like it too. It reminds me of carbonated hot chocolate.

3.5
dlovell2 (2297) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit. Flavor is roasted malt, chocolate, dry red wine, and vanilla with a smooth chocolate finish.


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