mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - JUL 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled, jet black. aroma of malt and chocolate, so is flavor. roastt and simply, very drinkable.
pinkzambia (1560) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: This stout yields flavors of heavy malts with burnt scents, molasses, dark chocolate and mild coffee. I also picked up some earthy and charcoal aromas. From what I could discern in the hops was mild hints of grapefruit. The light brown head was small coupled with a good lacing. The color was beautifully black with almost a muddy, cloudy body. The finish was moderately astringent. Not bad. Like an evening cup of coffee. Thanks Indiana_Red for the share factor!
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I know it says chocolate stout, but to me it was more of a smoked porter. I had a hard time picking up the choc., however the smokiness caome through in spades. Not bad, but I think I’d drink anlother brand.
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2008 A nice chocolate stout. Bitterness in the form of both dark chocolate and some hops too. Nice well-rounded feel with substantial body. Not overly chocolatey--fortunately. A good chocolate stout for fans of the style.
TheBeerGod (5403) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Opaque darkness with a small brown head. Nose is big roasted malt notes, rich dark chocolate, light coffee-ish notes, and burnt chocolate chip cookies. Taste is roasted malt, coffee, dark bittersweet chocolate and thin licorice. Body is a bit bitter, and at times creamy. Light carbonation feel to it. Finishes with more dark chocolate, roasted malts and coffee with light licorice. Nice dessert type beer. Would go great with double-chocolate chip cookies.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2005 The only real flaw that I see with this brew is that it was flat - thick, but flat. Near black with a light brown halo, it’s got a roasted malt aroma with weak coffee and less chocolate than I was expecting. It was rich and creamy (but flat, remember?) and continued with the roasted malt and coffee in the flavor. The chocolate was somewhat subdued and reminded me of one of those powdered chocolate mixes. Still, overall an enjoyable brew.
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Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma was of chocolate. Black body with good tan head and lacing. Flavor was of luke warm coffee with hints of chocolate. Rich enough to make it smooth on the palate. Enjoyable beer.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle poured black with a nice thick head.
Rich chocolate and roasty malt aroma.
Warmed up fast as I was drinking this outside in over 100 degree heat.
Flavor is nice roast malts and chocolate.
I wish it had a bit more alcohol.
Finish was sweet. Wish I had more.
lamas (1410) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near black with ruby highlights and a thick dark-khaki head that leaves some glistening lace. Plenty of cocoa and chocolate in the aroma along with some molasses, toast and coffee. Thin to medium-bodied. Roasty malts and coffee dominate the flavoring and lead to a bitter finish. Pretty dry. Hints of warming alcohol, cola and cocoa throughout.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours pitch black with dark brown head which disappears instantaneously. Wonderfully rich aroma: lots and lots of chocolate and burnt toast. This beers got a good start so far. Flavor: they went a bit too far. Tastes likes I’m sucking on a piece of charcoal. Powerful flavor but a bit offending. Lots of acid in there too. Smooth full body, minimal carbonation. Decent brew. Best thing I’ve tried from Bison for sure.