groovinhigh (170) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2002
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Man, this is one amazing, delicious beer. If you love dark chocolate, this is the beer for you. yummy....
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is definatly a chocolate shout. This could be the most chocolate beer i’ve had. A rich malty, roasted choc taste. Very heavy flavor. I liked it. Another fine stout by rogue...
CherokeeJarod (54) - , USA - DEC 26, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This poured into the glass black. It seemed visually to be a very thick beer. The head was big and thick, dark tan in color and lasted fairly long. The lace seemed to match the head. The aroma was of chocolate, malt, and with hints of hops and fruit. The flavor was chocolate, slightly bitter, and malty. Then a small wave of a slight sweet fruit came up and then left. The finish was chocolaty and some hops showed. A very tasty beer that is named correctly. I wish I had more.
DankbrewedDank (162) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Second time I tried this, liked it much better than the first time. Really chocolaty and smooth. Suprising hop flavor for a chocolate stout. Still over-rated in my opinion.
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Prominent chocolate flavor possibly the most chocolatey beer that I have ever tasted. Not much in the way of aroma. Black with a tan head. Hints of chocolate in the nose. Stong mocha flavor with a lot of hop and roasted bitterness. Excellent full-body.
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2003 Very dark with rust-beige head. Some chocolate in a rather light nose. Then comes the candy bar: sweet creamy chocolate that is seared by very bitter hops for a not-so-wonderful finish.
UnionMade (621) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmmm Mmmmm GOOD. Very chocolatey. Pours with a ton of sediment in the bottom. Deep reddish black, with little translucency. Lots of roasted malt, with an amazing semi-sweet chocolate flavor. Not much in the way of hops, enough to balance out the beer and keep it malty. Pretty full bodied for a stout.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate all the way! Deep brown color. Almost chewy as it warms. Small hop bite at the finish. I had a piece of homemade fudge with my last glass and it was an amazing pairing!
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a sweet milk chocolatey aroma. The taste is of slightly bitter dark chocolate with a roasted character. Robust palate, but missing that silky smoothness Young’s does so well.
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium, chocolate syrup type aroma, sort of like a fudgesicle bar (chocolate ice cream) with vanilla and charcoal notes. Slightly bitter, and rather dry. Nice chocolate character, although this one doesn’t come off as smooth as Young’s does.