shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Not as chocolateity as Stone which suits me fine. Great example of chocolate stout.
burcusabrews (106) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep opaque with creamy mocha head. Dark roasted nose with a slight sourness and dark chocolate. Flavors of deep nuttiness with burnt toast lingering for 2+ minutes and turning into espresso.
badgerben (4405) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2011 Bottled Winter of 2003/04; Tasted September 17, 2004: Pours a nice, death black with little head. Very obvious chocolate nose present with a medium malt presense. Kind of a burnt chocolate taste. More malts and alcohol, but in a mellowed fashion. Fairly strong. Mighty tasty. 8/4/8/4/17
Re-rating, 10/29/2011: Not sure of the bottle date, but it’s from this year’s batch, so quite fresh. Black color with a large, quickly falling head. Chocolatey aroma with some serious alcohol notes. Very sweet chocolate taste at first. The alcohol is definitely not hidden. Light fruity notes. Full bodied. Turns a bit tart after a while in the glass and the chocolate seemed to fade. 7/4/7/4/16
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
03/04 Black Coloring. With Tan Ring.. Rich Chocolate Aroma and Flavor. Slight Warming..and just a Bit Bitter and the End.. Best Chocolate Stout I’ve Had.
Goblincat (382) - Westland, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick and black with a thin coffee colored head. Notes of malt, coffee, chocolate... Almost like smelling a chocolate mudslide. Dry mouthfeel with a light chocolate, malt, and touch of alcohol taste.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
OOOyeah,it’s black alright.Tannish head with a mohagany sheen.I got a chocolate ( gee, really ) nose but it sure seemed that someone poured a little brandy in there.Then I detected some vanilla and let us not forget alcohol.Flavors here are socking it to you here as the roasted coffee,malts,chocolate and alcohol seem to come out differently as this beer warms up.A nice beer.Thanks Jeffin7.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark as night w/chocolate head. Sweet malt, plum, chocolate, and tootse roll aromas. Thick rich and creamy w/lingering bitter sweet finish. Coffee, chocolate, toffee, burnt toast, espresso, and a sour milk chocolate feeling. Rich and delicious!
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
’00-’01- Pours a deep Deep Brown with only a holo of a brown head. Aromas of soy sauce, essspresso, roasted malts, and chocolate. Flavors are the same as the aromas. Very effervescent on the palate and the goldtwins stated, it starts full and then finishes thin.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
’03-’04. Pours dark black and oily. Small brown head. Aroma is roasted, chocolate and alcohol. Flavor matches the aroma with chocolate and coffee and balanced with alcohol. Body seemed to start full but seemed to finish a little thin.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - SEP 6, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Thick black body with a thick brown head. Rich malt, chocolate, bourbon, and alcohol aroma and flavors. Nice thick feel with a slightly dry finish. Very good!