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RATINGS: 2523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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.

   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 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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   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 doesnít get much better than this. Who cares if this isnít complex...itís delicious. I wish I hadnít bought just one bottle. *sigh*

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimhilt (2551) - 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.

   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 doesnít distract from the overall flavor.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 20, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 13, 2005
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mjg74 (2973) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 13, 2005
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
valejo (81) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 12, 2005
Big olí head with great lacing. Taste is very malty and carmely. The smell and aftertaste is surprisingly hoppy.

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