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 (6519) - 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 (1009) - 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.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ebony stout with a dark tan head that left considerable lace on the glass. The stout is very creamy, with slight tastes of nuts, malts, chocolate, and mocha. It finished a little tarter than I would have liked. The alcohol is definitely detectable. Overall, though, a good stout, especially for its alcohol level.
radiomgb (2262) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near black in colour. Aroma had some alcohol, chocolate and mild cherries. Flavour of dark chocolate, mild coffee with a rather light body. Finished with a very mild bitterness.
craven5000 (99) - Westville, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2004
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark pour with practically no head. Solid black body. The aroma reminded me of tequila. Not until it warmed some was the chocolate was noticeable. The chocolate tootsie rollish flavor was followed by some bitterness and warmth. Over all, it reminded me heavily of tequila.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - room temp. Pours black and opaque with a creamy brown head that falls quickly but leaves some lacing. Aroma is thick and rich with dark roasted malts, black coffee, chocolate and cherries. Flavor is powerful sweet and bitter, charcoal, bakers chocolate, alcohol and a hoppy, astringent finish that leaves my mouth feeling dry and puckery. Full, smooth body with creamy carbonation that rises slowly. Nice stout - thoroughly enjoyable.