hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2006 Bottle. Deep black color and foamy tan head. Smeels like chocolate, yeast and hops. The taste, yummy, chocolate, cocoa, roasted oats, nice carbonation, good bitterness. The best chocolate stout i ever tasted.
Stout de couleur noire opaque, avec un généreux collet brun. Au nez, le chocolat est prédominant mais jai également relevé l’odeur de la levure, typique aux bières de type Belge et odeur de houblon. Goût de chocolat, cacao, avoine grillé, bonne amertume et pas trop élevé en gaz carbonique. La meilleur stout au chocolat que j’aie goûté jusqu’a maintenant.
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I didn’t really like this one, but having said that, I recognise its greatness. It certainly tastes like a chocolate bar, but is this a good thing? I don’t know, I just wasn’t feeling this one, although I may very well give it a reprieve at another time.
lamas (1443) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours jet black with thick brown fluffy head. Aroma is malty and roasty and only slightly of bittersweet chocolate. Toward the bottom of the glass the aroma of chocolate is more apparent. Taste is very roasty and of bittersweet chocolate. Finish is bitter and hoppy. Not too shabby.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a dark tan head which doesn’t hang around for too long. The aroma of chocolate and expresso can be detected while pouring and is very present as you bring the glass towards you at every sip. The taste has the perfect balance of bitter chocolate, expresso and some hoppines. Unique and incredible in every way, my fave stout but I’d love to compare it next to a Victory Storm King Stout.
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2009 This beer is absolutely amazing. Wow. Beer for dessert anyone? Nice dark color with a thick head. This beer is thick, smooth, chocolatey, with a nice bittersweet finish. I think this might be my fav beer to drink in the winter time...
Re-rate: Had from bottle. This beer’s flavor comes out better on tap.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 Rerate 10/22/05... Poured a dark brown color with a small chocolate head.. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate.. Flavor followed suit with light roasted flavor and some chocolate and cream.. Good stout but had rated at 4.4 and don’t feel it is that good my second time around.
Hotspur2001 (44) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 My #1. Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. For the English among us, this tastes like Smarties (not the smarties that Americans know). Wonderful chocolate aroma, chocolate taste all the way through. The most chocolatey beer out there.
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2005
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
My new favorite. Rich, creamy flavor that’s not too sweet. Great maltiness with a little roasty edge. Earthiness is imparted in its aroma and palate. A truly great one from one of the best breweries on the planet.
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 22oz bottle, pours a thick chocolate, with nice frothy head. Smells wonderful, like mocha. Nice rich chocolate flavor. Finishes nice and bitter. I’m a chocolate lover so this is perfect for me. It still maintains its beer shape though, it isn’t just a chocolate drink, its got some nice stout going on as well. Nice chocolate lace clings to the glass as it empties.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 11, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, fairly dark beer with mild red tones, medium brown head, mild lacing, great aroma..smells like chocolate candy, great taste of chocolate too that leads into mild earthy notes. leads a little taste of hops in the aftertaste.