egajdzis (5336) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured an opaque black color with a medium sized tan head and some lacing on the edges of the glass. Sweet chocolate blunt wrap aroma. Nice full chocolate taste with some roasted malt. Although I gave the palate a 4, I was being generous. The chocolate certainly was there, but it was not as rich as I hoped for.
AlabastorJones (800) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a great stout, dark/dense body, lightly laced dark tan head, aroma of roasted expresso beans and chocolate, thick mouthfeel, dark chocolate flavor, hints of other roasted notes, a great, consistantly good stout for sure.
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very good. Chocolate aroma and malt.Pours a beautiful black color with a thick dark beige head with nice lacing. Flavor is a mix of bittersweet chocolate a little coffee and roasted malt. Best Valentines gift I received!!
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Started off with an amazing aroma, and poured a beautiful mahogany. But I was put off by the very bitter chocolate taste. Something just didn't seem right with this. Could have been a bad bottle as the other reviews show it much better.
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hop nose at first that gives way to chocolate. Taste was chocolate bars with some perfumed hops swirling around. i did not care for such an assertive hop flavor in this, however it mellows out later. finishes with chocolate and leaves a slight hop residue.
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - FEB 8, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer poor with a black body and a light brown head. Significant lacing exits. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Nice flavor as the Chocolate is not overpowering but makes a significant presence. Typical stout malt and initial sweetness also present and a nice bitterness in the finish. A nice beer albeit not in my favorite style. Cheers
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown with a somewhat dark tan head. The aroma is a wonderful blend of chocolate, coffee, and a very faint hop aroma. The flavor largely consists of the chocolate mentioned in the name but there are coffee flavors as well. The roasted flavor stays in the mouth for awhile and never goes sour.
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this on Tap @ Firewaters. Nice color with a greta dark brown head. This stout has a huge choclate aroma with big hints of choclate and coffee in the flavor. Roasted and hops flavors in the finish.
hershiser2 (1227) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Paid $3.79 for a 650ml bottle.
BLACK in the glass (though it's a really really dark down when it pours) with a HUGE dark brown head. Looks creamy & frothy, like some sort of fancy coffee I've never had. Looks VERY chocolatey.
Sweet, roasted, nutty chocolate maltiness in the nose. Very nice.
BIG bite! tastes like cold coffee, with a hint of unsweetened chocolatey bitterness. Big and frothy, yet tender, like a gentle giant who just wants to pick a person up to look at them instead of eating them.
Not my favorite style by any means (I'm not a fan of chocolate), but this is one helluva beer. GREAT for it's style, and easily drinkable for all of those who can handle a hearty beer.
The only thing I would have done differently is that I would have made the brew a bit sweeter.
hotstuff (4092) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This beer formed a small sized light brown head that was creamy and with fine-medium sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was opaque and softly carbonated with a dark brown hue. The nose was chocolate with a coffee and chocolate flavor. The mouthfeel was smooth and the lacing was fair.