bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle from brickskeller. deep dark brown. lacing over a slowly receding dark tan head. flavor is smooth, with pronounced cocoa flavor and roasted malts.
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with brown head. Has aroma of malt and coffee and excellent tastes of chocolate, coffee, malt, and cocoa. Very well balanced.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark dirt brown color, opaque with a lightly fizzy head that turns on with a swirl and light lacing that dribbles down the glass like a string of druel. Nose of light soy sauce and vanilla beans, some anise, fennel type notes. A bit of alcohol, portish in nature and heavily sweetened latté. Brittle roast & baker’s chocolate, some caramel and molasses. The flavor has a touch of astringency and noticable bitterness from the hops with a mild cocoa & roasted barley note towards the end. Definately some cola notes towards the end here as ontario102 so eloquantly put. The body seems a bit lacking at first but grows in volume the more you drink. The dry bitterness & astringency overpower the expected dessert image. The final tail of this has a bit more caramel & chocolate malt notes and it actually improves greatly as it passes through drinking temp to room temp.
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 (10255) - 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 (12367) - 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 (5231) - 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-I’m very happy that i’m 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 (104) - San Diego, 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.