robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, Thick Brown Coloring With Dark Brown Head. Chocolate Aroma...as if You Were Melting The Chocolate Over The Stove...Very Distinct And Sweet. Taste if Dominantly The Chocolate and it Tastes Very Much Like it Smelled... Hits You Right Away...Then Subsides And You Taste the Roasts and Perhaps a Bit of Hops... Sweet Brew...A Bit Dry Overall.... I Like The Sam Adams Chocolate Bock Better As This One Isnít Quite as Well Put Together, But If You Go Dollar for Dollar, Pick Up Some Rogue!
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Buckeye Brewing Co: Very dark opaque brown w/ a lasting tan head. This beer is like smelling Nestle tollhouse chocolate chips! Some caramel, some espresso notes, but itís all about the chocolate in this one. Low fruitiness. Very chocolatey flavor w/ some dark grain & hop bitterness. Light roastiness in the finish and has a light hop flavor in the aftertaste. Also has hints of caramel, but again, chocolate dominates. Higher medium carbonation(possibly from being on tap), prickly m/f, medium body and smooth after it warms. Sort of 1dimensional in the fact that the dominant flavor and aroma is chocolate. It pretty much masks a lot of the other malts and grains that were probably used.
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: dark and chocolatey
Appearance: pitch black with a little head thats very dark.
flavor profile: dark chocolate/nutty with a little bittersweet chocolate. Very creamy mouthfeel with a smooth texture.
Overall: For one claiming to be a chocolate stout I didnít find much chocolate in it. Still, not a bad stout
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The darkest beer Iíve ever had, completely opaque with a thick dark brown head. Intense, heady, chocolatey aroma. There is a strong musty, dusty smell along with sweet toffee. Flavour is mostly bitter chocolate that lasts into the roasty finish. Incredibly creamy mouthfeel, velvety texture. Finish manages to balance hoppy bitterness, roastiness, and chocolate bitterness. Very tasty.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep black color with a thin light brown head. Aroma of chocolate and biscuity malt. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt and toasted bread. Lasting bitter finish. Full body, powdery texture. It has the distinct signature of a Rogue stout and i like it !
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This wonder of a beer (no not wunderbier....wonder of a beer) pours a black as night black color with a thick puffy orange and dark brown head littering my glass. Heavy degrees of carbonation here..a surprising amount. The aroma is lit obviously with heavy chocolate, wood, espresso, cocoa, vanilla and other sweet scents. The flavor is much of the same with heavy dry and gritty chocolates balanced with a nice meld of hops in the finish to end bitter and dry. Some sweet vanillas and chocolate grains finish this heavily carbonated beer as well. Good thick mouthfeel, well rounded, very very dry, but that was to be expected. Nicely done chocolate stout!
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2004 black body with just a little red at the edge of the glass. cascading head to a dark tan color, very creamy and foamy. long lasting with thick layers of lacing. very sweet chocolate malt nose, like a chocolate covered sugar wafer! also sweet chocolate and malt flavor. medium mouthfeel and lively to mild carbonation. bitter and dry hop taste second, then dissapearing finish and no aftertaste. kind of porter-like. very drinkable and not a problem to finish the bomber to myself.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not as good as the hazelnut, but a very good beer. Not as heavy on the chocolate as I would have liked, but still satisfying.
joeec5 (204) - bayonne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2004 black with brown/reddish head.
chewy,chocalate bar in a glass,,not overly sweet.great dessert beer..
Jasjin (6) - Nevada, USA - NOV 3, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The name says it all. Like a cold hot cocoa. Beautiful head with chewy texture. Had a slight gingerbread-like aftertaste. Not overly bitter at all (as stouts go). Perfect brew for cold winters and holiday gatherings. Paired great with cigars and friends.