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RATINGS: 553   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2005
bottle from brickskeller. deep dark brown. lacing over a slowly receding dark tan head. flavor is smooth, with pronounced cocoa flavor and roasted malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Pours black with brown head. Has aroma of malt and coffee and excellent tastes of chocolate, coffee, malt, and cocoa. Very well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2005
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2005
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Krausen (102) - USA - JAN 30, 2005
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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Quite good but not outstanding in any way. Dark and chocolatey. A little on the thin side but quite smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
(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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
nice roasty chocolate aroma with a solid roasty malt chocolate flavor. Good beer.

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