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RATINGS: 2446   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mephistefales (47) - USA - OCT 2, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2005 Holy cow! This stout rocked my world! Beautiful near-opaque color. Nice head. Welcoming aroma. Strong but super-silky chocolate presence. A great chocolate stout makes me giddy. This one had so much chocolate that I noticed a small ring of chocolate sediment when I finished it. Well worth the cost.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Pours black, brown head, aroma is chocolatey. Flavor is of chocolate and and roasted malt, nicely balanced. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Finishes with the right amount of hopiness. Not as chocolatey as Youngs, but everything here goes very well together, this is a very good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2004
Bottle pours a dark, dark amber - almost black, with a large Florida tan head and fortified lace. The aroma is chocolate, nutty, and vanilla. The flavor is liquid dark bitter chocolate. The palate is as smooth as silk. Overall, this is liquid silky smooth dark bitter chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2004 Pours opaque with a small brown head. Very chocolatey aroma with some hops in there, too. Sweet, chocoloately flavor with a bit of a hop kick at the end. Nice and thick. Great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2004
Bottle. Pitch black pour. Dark brown head that went away quickly. Intense chocolate aroma. Thick mouthfeel with subtle carbonation. Lots of chocolate in taste - real chocolate, not chocolate malt; some bitterness fought its way through the thickness as well. Almost a little too thick overall, but otherwise excellent. Now Iím going to have to break open a cellared youngís to compare.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2004
Poured black with thin, but big bubbled dark brown head...definately hoppy aroma with some coffee and chocolate...aggressive with hops at first, giving way to soft chocolate malts...very hoppy finish...one of the better Rogue beers...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (5215) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 27, 2004
Bottle: Poured a pitch black stout with a medium brownish head with better then average retention. I was quite surprised at the hoppy aroma with light chocolate/ roasted coffee notes. I guess my expectation (because of the name) were to find real discernable chocolate taste, instead I feel that the overabundance of hops covered the chocolate with a lingering bitterness. A bit more sweet and chocolate taste would have been a better representation of what to expect of a chocolate stout. Nonetheless, this is a very good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 26, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2004 man this is good.even my friends who wont drink stouts will drink this one.smooth, sweet,delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2004
Smells heavenly, like the purest milk chocolate pudding with coffee and vanilla notes. I was worried it would be too sweet, but actually itís the bitterness thatís slightly overpowering. Even a bit of sourness at it warms. Looks and smells fantastic, totally hides the alcohol, has a rich mouthfeel and itís evident that they use quality ingredients. Bonus marks for listing said ingredients and other info.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 Black as night, complex, delicious and full of surprises. A thick stout with a nice allotment of bitterness. Superior mouthfeel - coats the mouth with smoothness and a bitter chocolate aftertaste. Amazing aroma - sweet with a mouthwatering hint of citrus and a tinge of chocolate. A meal - or a dessert - of a beer.

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