TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Impressive. Poured almost jet black. A great, full dark beige head. Aroma was full of chocolate. Flavor was truly stupendous. Front and middle was sweet and chocolatey. End was almost like a mocha coffee flavor. This from a bottle was better than Young's from the tower.
Jayb0 (959) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When they say chocolate they mean chocolate. Massive amounts from the aroma through the finish. But not sickeningly sweet, balanced well with a strong burnt and roasted character. Tends towards a novelty beer, I wouldn't want two in one sitting. Could make for a nice dessert. Oh yeah, for some unknown reason it occasionally smelled like cooked asparagus. Must be me.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I finally got my hands on one of these. They flew off the shelf at Palmers when they got it in. I was lucky to snag one of them. This beer poured black as the night and formed a huge foamy dark tan head the left an almost full coat of lace on the sides as is subsided. Okay, the aroma smells of malt and chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Coca comes out the the sweet chocolate to offset it a bit. The flavor was of malt, burnt chocolate and a touch of coffee. The finish was fairly light for this style and had a slight bitterness to it. I prefer this to Young's any day of the week
ThomW (35) - USA - JAN 25, 2003
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice aroma and wonderful bitter chocolate flavor. Perfect chocolate color. It seemed like it would go well with whipped cream, but it didn't.
brownalegirl (199) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The hard parts of this beer are the hops and carbonation and they keep me from being able to enjoy the mixture of bitters(roast and chocoalte)and sweets. Decent enough stout and so good quality, but I'm not a fan.
Cartoonkhaki (1205) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is the most chocolatey beer I have ever had! I sampled a little chocolate with it. I think my chocolate was too cheap, it didn't compliment very well. Dark black-brown that will not let the light through. Dark brown head and a bitter sweet finish. With a chocolatey nose to it. All make this stout great. Everything compliments each other quite well. By far one of the better brews I have had. Excellent job.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The most chocolatey of any brew I've had yet, as if they just dropped in a big bar prior to my opening of the bottle. Fat, foamy, mousse-like head that dried itself to the sides of the glass and laced right down to the bottom. Bitter bakers chocolate taste mixes with the ending hops bitterness perfectly. Notes of burnt coffee and oatmeal there to greet you also. Great beer to serve with dessert!!
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark black w/ creamy coffee coloured head. Chocolate nose. Full bodied. Earthy roasted malt character & strong bitter chocolate flavours give way to dry, assertive finish.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black colour. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee. Tastes of chocolate, mocha coffee, very creamy and bitter. Finishes malty, chocolaty with a long bitterness.
jaymobrown (1586) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Many flavors, but I was surprised at how much it does taste like chocolate. Pours very dark with a good sized creamy brown head. Not as acidicly bitter as some sweet stouts, but the high hops content is noticable in the end. Tops in the chocolate stouts.