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RATINGS: 2503   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
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 4, 2005
Good stuff. Nice head, texture, aroma. A favorite of mine for many years now.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (3123) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Bottle, from Grape Idea. Ok nose, sweet. Hot cocoa, cereal (wheaties) honey. Dark brownish black color, good head that slowly faded to a ring, then to nothing as it warmed. Bittersweet flavors, like aromas with a little seltzer and viney. Medium bodied, lite creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry powdery finish. Tasty brew. Grabbed this while investigating Grape Idea in Wayland MA. Easy to get to, yet hard to see as it is tucked away in the back of a place that look kinda like a house. Still deciding if itís places worthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
NachlamSie (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2007 bottle. Itís really nice that the pub near me in little, old Gatlinburg started carrying this. Itís my regular beer now and Iíve had a few times to revisit this. The pour is a nice very dark brown with a rocky tan head. It probably looks black in most normal light, but on the sun-shiny deck of the Fox & Parrot, I can see some brown. Aroma packs sweet chocolate, but then thereís the firm, bright hop presence. Same thing in the mouth: rich chocolate, some coffee, and a surprising amount of hoppy biterness for sweet stout. The chocolate flavor is notably distinct and intense.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Dark brown medium foam with Hershey chocolate color. Beautiful bittersweet chocolate nose. Bitter aftertaste and first taste is chocolate sweet that modulates through a few changes on the palate before hitting you with the cascade hops. At Kappyís Fresh Pond in Cambridge, MA. A bit bitter for a sweet stout. It grows on you though after a glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Great stuff, not overpowering. Strong aromas of chocolate on the nose greet toasty oats on the palate. I think of this first as an oatmeal stout, send as a chocolate stout. One of my favorite under 7 ABV stouts. A nice sweet finish. If I were rating according to style, this would be in the 4.7 range. Better on tap from the times Iíve had it, but my rating is from an 04 bottle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 Aroma is a bit funky with light milk chocolate, mild coffee, lightly malty and lightly hoppy. I think it is the yeast that makes the aroma slightly funky. Pours a huge frothy medium brown head which produces good lacing and is mostly lasting. For a chocolate stout the flavour is not very chocolately. The flavour is moderately bitter with an average length finish which is slightly dry.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2005
Opaque black, with a beige head. Chocolate and hops aroma. Chocolate milk feel and flavor, and a sweet malt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2005
Deep dark on the pour with a tan head that slowly went away. Chocolate, toffee aroma makes you want to take a sip. Nice chewy flavor that finishes with just a slight bitterness that you expect. One of my favorite stouts. A must try on tap.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
bp (868) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 4, 2006 This is a solid beer. Picked up a bottle at New Beer Distributors (NYC). Very dark, chocolate aroma, coffee/chocolate taste, slight bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
malty (12) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2005
poured like black cream.. blended nice..equal sweetnesswith bitterness taste semi sweet chocolote slight hoppy after taste.. drinkability..C+.B- ones..the most.. malty.out...

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