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RATINGS: 2519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts, and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bittersweet finish. Chocolate Stout is brewed with 10 ingredients: Northwest Harrington and Klages, Crystal 135-165 and Beeston Chocolate Malts, Cascade Hops, Rolled Oats and Roasted Barley, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Free Range Coastal Waters and PacMan Yeast.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sirjohn03 (39) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2005
pours black with a lasting brown head. very chocolaty aroma, tastes hoppy and chocolaty, finishes a little bitter. very nice stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2005
Deep tar black pour, with brown even head. Salty and sweet aroma of coffee. Decent lacing. Sharp dry dark chocolate aftertaste, with a burnt sugar finish. Overtones of smoke, light chipotle. Light brandy plum alcohol notes. A little bit too bitter on the back end for my palate. A little basalmic quality. Vinous. Clean finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Newbie (25) - Denver, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Smells of chocolate and coffee. Has a bitter aftertaste. The texture is watery compared to most sweet stouts.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Opaque black pour with about 1/4" head that dissipates after about a minute. Smell is distinctively chocolate, with hints of coffee. Mouthfeel is very smooth. Flavor was predominantly dark or baker’s chocolate, with hints of coffee and toffee. Alcohol was absent from the taste. This makes for an excellent dessert-type treat!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Pours ebony with an off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, grassy hops, and coffee. The body is slightly lighter than I like. Flavor of dark chocolate, and slight coffee but I was expecting this to be more rich. Fairly dry bitterness. Tasty and enjoyable but I was expecting more.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehinge (291) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 29, 2005
Pours black as night with a dark beige head. Lacing hung on for a good while. Aroma has chocolate and roasted malt hints. Taste is of chocolate in the front end and just a little hops and alcohol on the finish. An excellent sweet stout.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2005
This looks like a stout shoud look... black bodied with a creamy brown head. Heavily malted aromas coated my nostrils. If chocolate Ovaltine came in syrup form, this is how it would smell (sans the hint of alcohol, which wouldn’t appeal to the kiddies). Tasted like a bitter chocolate milkshake with a bittersweet finish. Reminded me of drinking the milk out of the bowl after eating all of my Coco-Puffs. Medium-bodied with a syrupy texture. A chocoholic’s dream.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - APR 23, 2005
Absolutely gorgeous. If a beer can be gorgeous then this one is. Pitch black with a huge dark brown head. Chocolate aroma. Huge chocolate flavor with just the right amount of bitterness. It doesn’t get much better than this. Who cares if this isn’t complex...it’s delicious. I wish I hadn’t bought just one bottle. *sigh*

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2547) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2005
Pours with a one-finger light brown head that leaves a little lace. Totally opaque black color. Medium bodied and light carbonation. Nose is strong chocolate. Starts with a strong dark chocolate flavor (are there Hersey bars in this??) and finish is a mix of chocolate and hops. $4.89 for a 22oz bottle from Northend Superette Manchester, NH.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2005
This beer poured a really great black color with a full frothy head, which develops a nice semi-lace. The aroma is a great chocolate scent with a fainter smell of grain and coffee. Smells similar to fresh hot chocolate/cocoa powder. The flavor is nothing but pure chocolate with a rich thick mouthfeel. Though just as full flavored as other stouts this one seems to be easier on the palate for non-stout drinkers. A very remarkable and enjoyable beer with a bitter aftertaste that doesn’t distract from the overall flavor.


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