Suttree (5266) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, thin head. Very mild milk chocolate aroma. , and chocolately flavored, as well, Itís called "Chocolate Stout" and it tastes like Chocolatey Stout. No false advertising here. Maybe a little thinner bodied than I expected, especially given that most of the Fort Collins beers Iíve tried have been fuller bodied. Nevertheless, very tasty.
JohnnyOS (646) - Golden, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with dark brown head. Nice chocolate coffee aroma with a sold malt presence... Good flavor, much more stout than chocolate.
greatbratzkie (7) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Instant aroma of coffee and chocolate with a great taste of the same to follow. Very tasty Chocolate Stout and not too heavy.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from the Woodmans on Gammon Road, Madison WI (December 2006), savored from a Samuel Smith pint glass at cellar temperature. A delicious-looking dark caramel-custard-meringue fluffily tops the quite opaque ebon body, leaving frothy lacing as it retires gracefully.....the nose is mostly dark cocoa at first, but grapy/prune notes show up in a short time; faint piney hops are present, a touch of roast, but mostly this is a sweet, sugary candy-cookie nose and itís pleasant enough though not really all that forthcoming.....the carbonation is quite low, so the body feels relatively flat and syrupy-thick with the huge upfront sugary chocalte malts....a bit of licorice shows up midpalate and faint herbal qualities; a touch of astringency doesnít go well with all the flatness, but there is enough roasty graininess coming in towards the finish for a nice little bite at the end; in fact, with a bit of warmth, this ends up tasting quite toasty/burnt, which isnít really a bad thing given the beginning sugar overload. What does it all add up to? Just ok.
bigcat03 (210) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Wilburs poured into english pint @ 44 degrees - Pours black with a slight red tint with a brown fizzy head that barely exists; Chocolate (duh), malt, and caramel to the nose; Roasted barley, coffee, and some light chocolate on the initial taste; A papery aftertaste with bread and light hops; Watery medium body; Good carbonation; Not quite what I would expect from a chocolate stout. Definitely would like more chocolate to compliment the coffee and roast notes in the taste.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with some reddish/brown highlights peeking through. Thereís a two finger head that quickly fades to a thin cap, leaving behind some tattered lace.
Smell; chocolate is definitely the dominant aroma as you would expect, but thereís also some nice coffee notes as well as some roasted malts.
Taste; in the flavor the coffee and roasted malts stand out much more than I was expecting, with the chocolate being more a complimentary flavor than a dominant one. I donít mind this as I usually prefer a more roasted flavor in my stouts. Thereís also a bit of a hop bitterness going on. Mouthfeel is very much on the thin side, but the drinkability is very good.
dwyerpg (4653) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2012 Similar thoughts. Still tastes thick, but I enjoyed the flavor a bit more throughout and it smelled fine this time.
Original rating 3.1
Doesnít smell too good. Tatste is thick more than anything else. Chocolate and a little coffee. Could use more hops mostly. Okay but not wonderful.
aracauna (3145) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not a bad little stout. I poured this one into an etched crystal glass. We were stranded in my sisters apartment south of Denver during the blizzard, and the dark, blackened ruby body and tan head made a nice contrast to the infinite whiteness outside the windows. Itís got a nice roasty and cocoa nose, satisfyingly rich, but definitely not heavy. Tasty little beer perfect for a cold night.
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from my secret santa! - thanks! - Pours dark brown with a short tan head that fades quickly to a film and laces a little on the glass. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, and some dark bakers chocolate. Flavor starts out quite sweet with nice milk chocolate flavor then turns to more roasted coffee notes and slight bitterness at the finish. Medium body with a fair amount of carbonation. Not bad. Pretty drinkable.
Juelze (1139) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a brown color with thin tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and malt. Taste is slightly bitter with semi-sweet chocolate, roast malted and coffee with a slight hop taste that adds a bit of balance. The finish lacks any sort of complexity but all and all this is a solid stout.