dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Immediate aroma of roasted malt, burnt, almost charcoal. Rich, thick, chocolate colored head at first, but which should be admired immediatley because it does not last. Disappointing flavor, given the strength of the aroma. Bland, burnt flavor, with a definite coffee taste. Full and thick palate with a luxurious mouthfeel.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured black and opaque with a small tan head that diminished leisurely. Smells of bitter chocolate, coffee and charcoal. Flavor is good, burnt chocolate covered coffee beans - sweet with a nice bitter finish. Flavor doesn't quite live up to the promise of the aroma though. Thick body with just the slightest bit of carbonation for a wonderful stout mouthfeel. Good stuff.
Ernest (5892) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average, frothy, brown, mostly lasting.
Body is black.
Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate, coffee),
moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit).
Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent.
Heavy hops and acidity ruin this one for me, but it had promise.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark dark brown..pretty much non-existant head..barley accented chocolate aroma..maybe a hint of sour coffee beans..grainy coffee/cocoa flavors..nothing offensive going on...unsweet chocolate backing with some solid bitterness...nothing really stands out to make it spectacular though, i tell you this.
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ah, this beer is very dark brown even black almost. Little head. Smells and tastes like a stinking pile of freshly cut wet grass clippings. Really not all that good for my tastes, kinda has the feel of that chocolate shit you put on icecream and it gets all hard and waxy.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black as coal with a rocky tan head that recedes quickly.Deep roasted,almost burnt malt nose redolent of bittersweet chocolate.Body is medium/light which is fine for a summer night but it's a little thinner then I prefer.Still the mouthfeel is creamy making it pretty enjoyable.Flavor is sweet with the chocolate notes and some bitterness in the finish. A good stout and many thanks to beerguy101 for the oppurtunity to try it.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark. Real deep burnt amber body, a brown, even, dense head. Rich chocolatey nose with heavy roast and a hint of espresso. Dry and roastey and some bitterness as well. A bit of a metallic hint near finish. Roasted and pleasantly dry/bitter. A bit watery and thin in the mouth, but solid overall. creamy flavor, a good deal of chocolate as well.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
milky choclate aroma, black with a khaki head, dry with lots of rich bitter choclate resembling choclate mousse and a roasted finish
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice chocolate stout. It's pretty, has a nice head, good lace, and a nice dark chocolate flavor. Mmm, mmm gooooood.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate cream aroma with dark roasted almost charred character. Significantly roasty from start to finish on the palate, dark chocolate and fair hoppiness in the finish. Dark chocolate comes through more pronounced as it warms coating the palate in the aftertaste.