y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - FEB 22, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pitch black with small brown head. Smells of dark chocolate and cocoa. Leaves a deep complex chocolatey flavor on the palate with nice carbonation.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My god this beer has a huge head. The body is dark brown to black and a decent amount of lacing is left behind. The aroma is bitter, roasty and malty with a slight sweetness and a touch of licorice. The flavor is sweet yet bitter from the roasted malt. A slight hint of chocolate is noted, but not as much as I expected, especially with cocoa added to the mash. Full bodied, but a little thin for a stout, and relatively dry.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this tastes like Bell's Kalamazoo, only Bell's is better. Compared to Bell's this is a little weaker. This has a nice little head floating on top of the opaque black liquid. Aroma is roasty and chocolately with a little sourness to it. Taste is pretty much the same.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black in color with a beautiful tan head. Roasted malt and coffee throughout. Sweet mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.
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 (6162) - 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.