dankfor20 (193) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had one of these and thought it was quite different. strong chocolate/ coco taste. would make a great desert beer.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 31, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is mighty tasty stuff. THe aroma is reminiscent of dark chocolate and the taste is the same. A lot of dark beers get their chocalate taste more from chocolate malts, rather than chocolate. This one has both shining through. Recommended to all.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2004 Ooooooh. I got this beer free, as the "beer guy" at the store said it was "too old to sell". Riiiiight. I need to buy beer that's too old more often. Lovely, lovely stuff. Deep and dark color, with a firm, thick chocolate milk-colored head that lasts for a looooong time. Nose is amazing--could smell the chocolate from several feet away. Just fills the head with rich coffee, with little hints of toffee and caramel. Flavor is lovely. Tastes like a huge, thick chocolate malted that's had rich roasts added to it. Was pleasantly surprised by the hoppiness of the finish. Great mouthfeel, very reminscent of (not surprisingly) chocolate milk--it's smooth and refreshing, and thoroughly coats your mouth and tongue. This reminds me of some sort of stout-on-stout black-and-tan combo thing, maybe a black-and-deep brown. Tastes to me like somebody mixed the luscious chocolate of Young's Double Chocolate Stout with the rich roasts and massive hop finish of Storm King. A heck of a brew.
TheBeerCollector (601) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One word...chocolate. What a wonderful beer. Even people who don’t typically enjoy stouts will probably like this one. Another great Rogue product. Keep up the good work guys.
ravidesai (937) - Bombay, INDIA - AUG 20, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice rich stout.vcery dark and builds a nice sustained beige head. aroma of chocolate, coffee and malts.
the taste is rich and complex , lots of bitterswet chocolate and dark roast malt tastes with enough hops to balance. creamy thick palate.
a great brew from Rogue.
Suttree (4444) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 18, 2002
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Typical Rogue experiment - they always seem to go a little overboard. Good for them. No ’subtle’ chocolate flavors here, you get it in all levels, from the aroma to the aftertaste. Very good.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2004 Dark black, creamy head, roasted chocolate, silky creamy, with a nice hop finish, every bit as good as Youngs if not better.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JUN 29, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What an incredible stout. Delicious creamy chocolate truffle flavor just like it says on the label. I wish I could find this one in a sixer.
jazz88 (2464) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 7, 2002
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smooth and subtle chocolate that lasts and lasts and lasts. The aroma is wonderful. A great beer but not a top stout.
aracauna (2855) - Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmm. Yummy. Chocolate Stout. Must I say more?