roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Beer pours (in Chimay glass) a very dark black liquid that, when held up to light, can not be penetrated with a thick, generous dark caramel colored head that collapses but leaves plenty to cover the top - very nice. Aroma is of strong hops which skillfully hides a faint sweet molasses/chocolate character. Flavor is a strong, stinging, putrid hops that masks a roasted/burned coffee and maybe chocolate. This beer is not delicious. It is difficult to drink and even more difficult to enjoy. This beer is a good example of how hops ruins the taste of beer and makes it not pleasant to drink. It's so bad, I don't know why I keep drinking it - drainpour. Sampled at 71 degrees Fahrenheit.
Shag (2585) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black appearance with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate and smoke. Flavor is slightly bitter chocolate. Nice sweet stout.
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Eclipse black color. Large foamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, touch of cardboard (but in a good way). A medium bodied stout. Malts are chocolate. Touch of vanilla and coffee. Hops are slightly spicy. Hops are slightly spicy. A nicely balanced sweet stout. The chocolate flavors predominate. Etched/painted beer bottle. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - AUG 18, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 Light chocolate aroma, black color with a deep tan head. Flavor is rich and chocolatey, caramel is there as well as a very tasty sweet finish. Nice sweet stout, very well defined.
ReRate: Black color, creamy tan head and moderate lacing. The head is made up of a thin cap but large bubbles underneath pushing through. The aroma is full of cocoa baking powder (not sweet) with some roasted coffee. The flavor is well balanced with lots of carob and musty semi-sweet dark dark chocolate. The finish feels like non-sweetened chocolate as well. Good sweet stout, I like!
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Like Youngs Double Chocolate Stout, its a bit gimicky. Sweet vanilla and chocolate flavour to start off with. The finish is quite roasty, with some bitter chocolate and then the mandatory hoppyness of Rogue beers kicks in. It had lots of flavour, and i quite enjoyed it, but i'm not quite sure it knew which direction it wanted to go. But...tasty. (Cask GBBF 03')
garrison (757) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A very, very good beer, but not my fave in the Rogue lineup (Dead Guy Ale takes that place). Rich, sweet, and very dark with a clean taste, this brew is a great one to share with friends!
temporrari (381) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2003 Gotta redo this one. Not sure what's going on with it. I remember it being better than the bottle I'm drinking now. I like the Shakespeare Stout from Rogue much more than this. Though it is still a solid offering, just isn't quite as good as I want it to be.
leaparsons (7988) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma, quite simply, is pure chocolate. Great. Flavours are good too, very smooth chocolate, sweet, earthy and creamy. Some roast malts as expected. Good alcohol vapours on the finish. I prefer Youngs Double Choc - but this is still fine.
SJP (483) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice and black with a tan head and some nice lacing. Chocolatey, sweet malty aroma. Strong chocolate flavor, with a hint of coffee and roasted malt and nice and sweet. This is a freakin good beer, but probably best for an after dinner thing.
Kasteelfreak (341) - Fallbrook, California, USA - AUG 9, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2003 I'm so glad I just found this close to my house. For pure enjoyment, this gets 5 out 5 stars. I friend brought some over last week for my birthday party, and I was in love from first sip. It smells like choclate milk. It tastes like chocolate espresso with cream. Mouthful is thick and creamy. Initial malty chocolatey sweetness followed by bitter, burnt aftertaste. Kind of like a Young's Double Chocolate Stout on steroids.