jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a stiff creamy tan head.
Tastes brilliant of chocolate and roasted malt. It's slightly sour even which is a great contrasting flavor that gives this a lot of depth. The alcohol flavor is amazingly hidden.
Mouthfeel and body are great.
A very tasty beer that I am so, so glad I bought when I was out East. Comparing this to Young's Double Chocolate Stout is worthless, they are too different, but both are awesome. Gotta check this one out if you get a chance.
JSmith1181 (13) - Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 20, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What the???????? Who melted the godiva choclate and poured it in while I wasn't looking. Holy Crap. Im a huge fan, I must say you have to have a large appreciation for beer to enjoy this one.
jaysoneslick (24) - Montana, USA - MAR 20, 2004
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
tastes like chocolate.........................................
Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Winter 2003/2004 bottling. Near-black with burgundy highlights. Chocolate, treacle, and roasted malt in the aroma, with more alcohol as it warms. Initially sweet with notes of chocolate fudge and dark fruit, before becoming dominated by relatively full, oily, roasty, bitter chocolate flavours of notable depth. Long finish with a malty, roasted aftertaste layered over some astringent hoppiness. A bit variable, by some accounts, but this was nothing other than highly enjoyable.
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2005 I was happy to find this at my last visit to London! Pours a tar black body with a fine dark tan head. What a beauty!! Aroma is nice and heavy. Lots of chocolate, dark roasted malt, hops, coffee and fruit. Flavor is very full and tasty. It starts with a fruity sourness and ends in a nice bitter coffee and hoppy finish with a fine alcoholic bite. I really love this stuff!
Radek Kliber (6321) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 14, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malt, rich with noticeable alcohol under layer. Dark chocolate brown, creamy crown. Soft texture, nice finished malt well rounded with hoppy but subtle touch. Touch of lighter mocha is nice bonus. Nice balanced brew
Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark head, a bit too hoppy, long lasting taste. I like a sip of Southern Comfort between swallows.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I didn't like this beer as much as the chocolate bock, but it was definately awesome. A nice coffee and chocolate smell and equally divine taste.
Crockett (1002) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2013 Wasn’t the biggest fan the first time around. Aged Black Chocolate Stout is very very nice. And for certain one of the finest to price/quality ratios in the entire beer world. Pours thick and black with some tawny oil slick. Short tan head. Nose of resin, burnt sugar, taffy, roasted malts. Hides booze notes very well. A little salty. Large mouthfeel. Still at 3 years.. a lot of carbonation. Some very mild smoke coming off those dark malts. Good amount of bitterness. A little sticky though. Coffee, chocolate, some pithy bitters. Browned butter. Iron. Mineral oils. Very nice stuff for about $3/Bottle.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well it seems as though it should be a top-flight stout but somehow doesn't quite get there. Near black with a nice enough tan head. But then the aroma is kinda bland and non-descript...you can tell there's a touch of coffee and chocolate but nothing bold. Then a nice bittersweet chocolate flavour leads to a dry finish. I gather that this one has seen better days though so perhaps it's my misfortune to not try it until now. Drinkable but not what I expected for a beer that had been in the top 50 since I joined up.