ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lovely, roasted mocha nose; moderate body, very roasted and somewhat burnt black patent flavor and associated bitterness, nice maltiness and bitter roasted and hop balance with maybe a tad of astringency; definite cocoa assersion; some cola and brown sugar notes; damn good
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark black with a smaller brownish head. Aromas and tastes of roasted malts and cocoa. Light coffee in the taste. The body was a little on the thin and watery side.
Krausen (102) - USA - JAN 30, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Finally a brewery nailed the chocolate stout! I wonder, is this the same beer that has been reviewed? My label was different and it was organic. Regardless, great chocolate flavor, nice balance of malt and roast and a clean bitterness. Better than the Sam Chocolate bock and less than half the price!
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite good but not outstanding in any way. Dark and chocolatey. A little on the thin side but quite smooth.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a black body with a spare light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and raosted malts. Flavor of chocolate and coffee. Bitter and too thin of body for a stout.
jgb9348 (4706) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pitch black coloured body with a dark brown head. Aroma of nice roasted malt, big chocolate and coffee scents. Medium-bodied; Strong dark chocolate (~77% cacao) tastes with a good coffee presence as well. Aftertaste very bitter and strong, but also remarkably pleasant! Overall, a nice beer-Iím very happy that iím able to try it! Good chocolate and coffee tastes run throughout this beer and it should be sampled if available! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased at BevMo in Danville, California on 10-December-2004.
giarcsr (103) - Carlsbad, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice roasty chocolate aroma with a solid roasty malt chocolate flavor. Good beer.
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/27/04. Poured out of 12 oz. bottle, bought at Hi-Times Wine in Costa Mesa, CA some time in April or May 2004. Extremely dark, opaque black with coffee brown edges. Dark tan-brown head that lingers in a thin dusty film. Lacing is pretty decent where it sticks, but isnít quite enough. Aroma is of rich, dark chocolate with a hint of espresso bean and nice, rounded roastiness. Slight cocoa butter, and faintly biscuity. Not quite as strong as Iíd like either, but itís quite nice nonetheless. Flavor has unsweetened chocolate, still with that espresso bean hint (now accentuated by a slight burnt acidity), and dark roasted malt with a touch of toast. Seems a little bit weak, but itís not bad. Finish gives a bit of a cotton flavor with a touch of acrid bitterness. The beer starts out promising, but gradually gets weaker bit by bit. Somewhat oily mouthfeel with smooth body and lightly drying, medium-short finish. Sticky on the lips, but strangely waxy and coating in the mouth. Pretty decent beer, and itís definitely drinkable, but Iím not a huge fan.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Darkness, utter darkness, black as she gets, with a lush, creamy tan head, very attractive...
deep roastiness, rich and bitersweet, espresso tones, and chocolate all over the place..
huge in the mouth, full bodied, vast mouthfeel, though the chocolate taste is minor, compared to something like Rogue or Youngís...wait, I take that back, sorry, itíg getting stronger now...funny how that works...no, itís getting rather thick now...yum, this is quite a delicious choco-stout.
If you can get one near you, whatís your excuse? This is bottled ecstacy.
Odeed (1776) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
black as can be with a small head that didnt stick around for to long.lovely aroma or roasted coffee,malts.the flavor was excellent.roasted coffee,and malts again.as well as a lttle hops.this is great!