NachlamSie (2918) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours full black with some brown around the edges and has a small tan head. Thereís an appetizing roasty mocha smell. Good thick full coffee character in the flavor also, it really almost seems like a porter. The chocolate is subtle, but adds so much. Itís not blatantly sweet like many other chocolate stouts. Good harmony in the flavors here, not ridiculous in any direction. Very drinkable.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - OCT 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque mahogany with a light brown head that, while small, holds to the glass and therefore laces well. There is chocolate in the nose, along with some coffee and roasty malts. The flavor is nuts, chocolate malts, birch bark, very faint earthy hops, and some coffee comes out in the finish.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Motor oil black with a fairly thin head. Some chocolate in the aroma but not much really going on. Chocolate and coffee flavor as expected but itís not incredibly rich or notable. Typical chocolate stout. Not enough chocolate to be notable.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, dark burgundy. Inviting, chocolate aromas. Rich flavors of cocoa, nuts, and sweet bursts of caramel. Nice roasty aromas. A mild bitterness fails to balance out all the sweetness, but itís still a pretty good stout.
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, itís not a Rogue, but I will tell you it was tasty non-the-less. The chocolate desperately tried to reach the frontline and offer me something spectacular, but it failed. At least itís organic. Iíll give them credit for that. Go buy a Rogue Chocolate Stout.
marcus (7301) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the California Brewfest. This dark brown ale poured with almost no head. One can smell the chocolate immediately. The flavor was chocolate and malt, with a slightly carbonated mouth feel.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - AUG 18, 2005
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
In the pantheon of Youngís and especially Rogue, this beer is somewhat of a let down. The color is spot-on, the aroma is hearty with roast and chocolate malts. Unfortunantly this beer is a sprinter. The malt and hops are all up front and dissapate as they spiral down into an abrasive earthiness.
I would love to make a ice cream float with this. But if youíre looking for a good organic stout, go with Wolavers.
3daddict (139) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
If you had told me at the outset of this beer tasting odyssey that Iíd begin to really enjoy chocolate flavored beers I would of had a witty come back like..."No way!". Hmm. Anywho, this stuff pours as black as a Labrador Retriever and started with a full head but dwindled to just a ring around the edges. I can smell the toasted malts and chocolate aroma with the glass sitting a foot away as I take these notes. Cocoa is evident in the taste but not overpowering and it balances nicely with the stout bitters and malt. Refreshing mouthfeel finishes with a quick hop hit. This is an excellent beer and Iím looking forward to this next Maine winter and exploring all the new untried chocolate stouts and porters that Iíve gained such an affinity for.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as good as the Siletz Chocolate Porter, but still nice. Dark, dark coloring, with a nice roasted malt aroma. Well made, as evidenced by the thick mouthfeel and coffee qualities. Bitter finish, though not overly so.
mephisto (1275) - 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.