frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 wouldnít 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 chocoholicís dream.
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ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - APR 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 doesnít get much better than this. Who cares if this isnít complex...itís delicious. I wish I hadnít bought just one bottle. *sigh*
jimhilt (2551) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 doesnít distract from the overall flavor.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 20, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque black with a small brown head. Aroma is cocoa and bittersweet chocolate. Flavor is milky sweet chocolate. A touch of coffee perhaps, and some bitterness that comes off more as bittersweet chocolate than hoppy bitterness. The chocolate is center stage. It may be one dimensional, but I really couldnít care less. Outstanding.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque black, dark brown head, little to no lingering. Cocoa aroma, also some roasted barley scent detectable. Very cocoa nose, leading into an intermingling of chocolate and roasted malt flavors. The finish is rather roasty, with a tinge of hop bitterness as well. The mouthfeel is that of a lusterous, with a smooth overcoating from the oats. The imparted qualities from the oats also help dampen the astringency created by the synergistic chocolate and roast barley flavors.
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at APK. Poured a thick oily black with little and fleeting mocha head. Armoma of chocolate. Tasted like dark chocolate and molasses, but not regular dark chocolate, I mean the 85% cocoa stuff that isnít safe for your dog to eat! Nah, Iím kidding, but it was chocolatey and bitter.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Pours thick and black with a huge, frothy chocolaty head. Aroma is mostly chocolate, mostly. Taste is very stout like with an understated chocolate flavor. Tastes just like a mild stout mixed with Nestlťís unsweetened chocolate from a can.
mjg74 (2973) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a solid black stout color. Head is quite dark as well. Smooth milky/creamy aroma. Sweet chocolate and malts. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Lots of roasted coffee bitterness. Mild chocolate flavor. Very tasty.
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2005
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big olí head with great lacing. Taste is very malty and carmely. The smell and aftertaste is surprisingly hoppy.