jrob21 (3367) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pretty bittersweet taste. desert beer. nice color and finish. chocolate says it all.
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rogue does it again. This company rules. Pours dark with a dark brown head. The chocolate stout does what it promises, delivers a wonderful bitter chocolate finish. If you like sweet stouts I dont know why you havenít had this yet, itís absolutely fabulous.
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - JUL 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottled, huge nose of chocolate and caramel. creamy texture, roasty and chocolatey flavor.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2005 Black with a light brown head, mostly receding. Aroma of dark chocolate with some roasty notes. Tastes of extreme roasted barley, dominating all chocolate flavors. Also was surprised at the intensity of the Cascade hops, they were ever present and detracted from the sweetness of the beer. Medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Finishes lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Good wtih a cigar. I usually love Rogue, but this one didn’t do it for me.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This pours nearly black with a very brown head that is medium-bubbled and lasts around the edge of the glass. The nose is strong of chocolate and perhaps a very dark roast with hints of alcohol. The taste is dark chocolate with a bit of an oatmeal flavor in the middle. The end is a bit roasty and bitter on the back and sides of the tongue. This is a very strong stout, and I like it better than the Shakespear.
9er (87) - Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2005
2.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2005 This is not a good beer. It was an overspowering stout. It was bitter and biting... Had a quite lingering aftertaste. Made me gag as the body was heavy and full, the texture was creamy and the flavor was a rich dark bitter-sweet chocolate with lively carbonation.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black body with thin light brown head. Bitter chocolate aroma and flavor. Smells like a Hershey chocolate factory tour.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aromatic notes of cocoa and raisen meld well with alcohol heaviness. The body is beautifully crafted - the sweet chocolate cradles the crisp hop bitterness and finishes light and nutty. Wow!
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Kahootz: AWESOME! Here is a chocolate stout that actually tastes like chocolate, dark chocolate. The dark brown color is enticing, the aroma captures you and the flavor and body confirm the deal. Does Rogue make a bad beer?
campsharyn (3) - USA - JUL 6, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best chocolate flavor iíve tasted in a beer. Bought 3 bottles for christmas to see how it goes with rich holiday foods.