GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2004 not too shabbly. nice coffee abd chocolate notes with a bitter finish. a little watery, but decent. enjoyed this after a long day at work. drank from my P.I.M.P. goblet.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque dark chocolate brown colour with a diminishing frothy tan coloured head. Milk chocolate battles with roasted coffee in the aroma. Lightly astringent roasty malts up front, rich chocolate backbone throughout, with a lingering roasty bitter finish. Full bodied, rich and smooth mouthfeel.
FOAMer (45) - Bartlesville, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice stout. My daughter did not want her vanilla ice cream cone, and this went well with it. Pours dark black, with a tan head that hangs on. Fullness in the mouthfees from the oats with some nice black flavor from the roasted malts is very nice. Bitterness is notcable but not overpowering. Chocolate is there, but agian does not overpower in my opinion. This a beer that goes very well with rich deserts.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, I have to disagree. This beer did not taste totally like real chocolate--more like Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. Very nice balance, though, and gorgeous, incredible black color. I like it.
Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is mad chocolatey. Like, not "chocolate-flavored" but ACTUAL chocolate taste. The head was practically maroon colored it was so rich and dark. Masterful.
piscator34 (1958) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 21, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is easily the best chocolate beer that I’ve had. Strong aromas of chocolate, along with the slightest hint of roasted coffee. The flavor is of authentic chocolate, not processed chocolate syrup, but REAL chocolate. The sweetness is well balanced by the hops too. I’d be in big trouble if I could drink this all the time!
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 20, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent choice for the fine beer drinker who also enjoys rich dark chocolate. Poured that most perfect beer shade, black and head an awesomely brown head to match. The aroma reminded me of.. chocolate, as did the flavor. It tasted like what I would expect carbonated melted dark chocolate to taste like. Awesome
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hands down the best "chocolate" beer I’ve ever tasted. Pitch black in the glass with a tight, creamy tan head. Aroma of bittersweet dark chocolate is rich and hard to miss. Flavor dominated by the bittersweet chocolate with some background espresso and just the right amount of hop bitterness to keep the sweetness in check. Mouthfeel silky smooooth. A superb dessert beer served in a snifter at cellar temp. Great stuff!
Sancho (245) - Da Bronx, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle at freakin frog,
wow ,chocolate all over this brew,stong aroma , and flavor of.. you guessed it chocolate. smooth dersert beer,Black color with creamy tanhead
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum. Another delicious brew from Rogue. Poured a beautiful shade of black, with a short-lived brown head. Aroma was a crisp hop note, followed by a tantalizing malty blend of espresso, fruit, and dark chocolate. The flavor at first reminded me of Rogue’s Shakespeare stout, but noticably smoother and somewhat sweeter. This general "stoutiness" then opened into sweet milk chocolate and then bitter dark chocolate notes that formed a perfect finish. Truly delicious, and wonderfully creamy and thick. A new favorite.