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RATINGS: 2530   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts, and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bittersweet finish. Chocolate Stout is brewed with 10 ingredients: Northwest Harrington and Klages, Crystal 135-165 and Beeston Chocolate Malts, Cascade Hops, Rolled Oats and Roasted Barley, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Free Range Coastal Waters and PacMan Yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerseer (51) - Lewiston, Maine, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Like a huge piece of chocolate cake with rich chocolate icing. Poored deep brown, smelled intensely like chocolate. Taste matched smell well; roasted chocolate, and few other flavors were allowed to penetrate. So tasty and easy to drink, be careful of this candy in a bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Pours to a huge creamy brown head atop a dark brown/black body with nice lacing. The aroma is that of M&Ms and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate. OMG. So exactly like that. The flavor is roasty oatmeal and chocolate M&M’s. Definite cocoa powder. Good but not really what I want in a beer. The palate is medium bodied and smooth. Something that doesn’t fit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Fantastic aroma - Smells exactly like melted M&M’s. Black body with a wispy tan head. The flavor reveals that it’s a dry stout (there’s some charcoaly dryness) with chocolate extract on top. The mouthfeel is too dry for the sweet flavor - if it were smoother and richer it would really compliment the rest of the flavor. Still tasty howerver.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Thick creamy brown head. Dissipates to a ring fast. Dark brown clear body. Holy Hershey Batman! Very sweet chocolate aroma. Very unimpressively 1-D though. Dry chocolate flavor. Very dry, not much sweetness. Smokey old alfalfa greens too. Blah... okay but too obsessively chocolate-laden.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Wonderful aroma of chocoloate (surprise, surprise). Pitch black color with a little brown head. Flavor is wonderful, mixing the best of both worlds; drinking beer, and enjoying cocoa. Good body, with the right amount of carbonation. I absolutely loved this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Pours black with a thick creamy brown head. Smells very chocolate like, a little molasses and a little bitter aroma. Very nice. Taste of chocolate as well a little smoke as well. Some alcohol is evident a little more so as it warms. Very full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. Finishes a little bitter, but smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (9532) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2005
Dark-brown creamy head over near black beer with brown-red shot lining. Nose is as hanging over a freshly opened package of black chocolate, chocolate malt as cacaopowder. Bitter chocolate taste, as the kind sprinkled over chocolate truffles, Belgian chocolates with brandy, or entering a Godiva shop and taking a deep breath - one can taste the air. Well bodied, smoked hints, but very drinkable. Great chocolate beer, imposing in its authority.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2005
Pours a dark brown/black with some creamy tan head that quickly dissipates to a ring. Aroma is some roast, some chocolate, and the cascades in all their glory. Starts out pretty roasty, with some coffee and dry chocolate notes. Strange, I was expecting this to be sweeter. Finishes rather bitter, with some hops and alcohol coming out at the end. Pretty dry overall, wondering why this is a sweet stout. Lacking a bit in the body. A bit too much carbonation on the end, a big pet peeve of mine. Mediocre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2005 Smells like a scratch-and-sniff sticker from the mid 80’s. Yellowish head that disappears quickly…a dark stout. Tootsie roll taste that gets smashed by bitterness. After reading reviews, I actually thought it would be more coo-coo for coco puffs in flavor. This isn’t bad, but I would drink a Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout over this any day.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2005
650 mL brown bottle purchased from Armanetti’s, Mundelein, IL. Black hued stout having a small diminishing light brown head with good lacing. Succulent aroma bouquet of chocolate, espresso and raisin. Full bodied with smooth creamy texture that starts with sharpness and slight sweet roasted malt with hints of dark chocolate, espresso and raisin. Finishes dry with lingering bitterness. An excellent chocolate stout, one of the best that I’ve tried so far.

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