DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
JorisPPattyn (9468) - Ursel, BELGIUM - DEC 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Nejhleader (1451) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well think of chocolate milk and then think of how chocolate beer would taste and this is it. Pretty good stuff.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
(draft) A fantastic beer, from the intense chocolate syrup aroma through the creamy mouthfeel to the delicious finish. Beyond yummy.