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RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A richly textured and roasty stout with a boost of bitter and charismatic flavor from the addition of fine dutch cocoa in the mash.
Current advertising is 5% ABV


3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
mephisto (1272) - TAIWAN - JUL 20, 2005
bottled, jet black. aroma of malt and chocolate, so is flavor. roastt and simply, very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1560) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2005
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!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - JUN 22, 2005
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 Id drink anlother brand.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schultsc (572) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2005
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5403) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2005
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2005
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, its 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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 8, 2005
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2005
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1410) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 16, 2005
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.

3.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 5, 2005
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 Im 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 Ive tried from Bison for sure.


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