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RATINGS: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2003
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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 7, 2003
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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2003
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JUN 15, 2003
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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GermanBrews76 (678) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2003
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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2003
milky choclate aroma, black with a khaki head, dry with lots of rich bitter choclate resembling choclate mousse and a roasted finish

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 27, 2003
Nice chocolate stout. It's pretty, has a nice head, good lace, and a nice dark chocolate flavor. Mmm, mmm gooooood.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAR 19, 2003
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.


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