hershiser2 (1516) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Paid $3.79 for a 650ml bottle.
BLACK in the glass (though it's a really really dark down when it pours) with a HUGE dark brown head. Looks creamy & frothy, like some sort of fancy coffee I've never had. Looks VERY chocolatey.
Sweet, roasted, nutty chocolate maltiness in the nose. Very nice.
BIG bite! tastes like cold coffee, with a hint of unsweetened chocolatey bitterness. Big and frothy, yet tender, like a gentle giant who just wants to pick a person up to look at them instead of eating them.
Not my favorite style by any means (I'm not a fan of chocolate), but this is one helluva beer. GREAT for it's style, and easily drinkable for all of those who can handle a hearty beer.
The only thing I would have done differently is that I would have made the brew a bit sweeter.
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. This beer formed a small sized light brown head that was creamy and with fine-medium sized bubbles that were mostly lasting. The body was opaque and softly carbonated with a dark brown hue. The nose was chocolate with a coffee and chocolate flavor. The mouthfeel was smooth and the lacing was fair.
thedm (5205) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This bottled brew poured a large head of dark brown colored fine to medium sized ling lasting bubbles that left behind a good lace. The body is an opaque black Brown color with no visible carbonation. It has a nice caramel coffee brown malt dark malt chocolate aroma and a mouth feel that is initially smooth then finishes with a mild coffee bite. It has a mild coffee flavor with dark malt and roasted notes that is well balanced and not extreme.
Blockhead (11) - USA - JAN 25, 2004
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
My favorite chocolate stout. I drank it even though it has lactose and I am a vegan, (Shhh, don't tell anyone...but it did give me the shits). It's quite chocolately, but not very sweet, kind of bittersweet. FAR more flavor that Young's double luxury choco stout. Even beer-hating women like this one, including my wife! Very smooth.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 25, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Love it. This is a sweet stout in a dry stout universe. Fantastic at room temperature. About the darkest head you'll find on a stout. Even better when you find it on tap and can enjoy the bubble show.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Was lucky enough to catch my gal on a night she wanted to try some beer instead of her usual wine preference so I cracked this one open. Black as a moonless night and as wonderfully aromatic as the proverbial mother's kitchen. After this wonderful brew dessert would have been anti-climactic - it has everything you need. Chocolate, coffee, roasted and toasted flavours. Wonderful.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Oh Boy. I've been meaning to crack this one open for a while and it took a cold, cold night to put me in the right mood. Pours big and thick and black and almost totally opaque. The head is massive and creamy, the color of dark khaki and it refuses to quit. The aroma is fabulous. I don't drink much fancy coffee, but I'm sure this tastes like some kind of mocha roast latte-achino-spresso thing. It makes me wish I did drink coffee. Complimentary aromas of caramel, cream, and roasted chocolate malts are not lost in the mix. The flavors are a decadent array of smooth and soft cocoas, burnt roasted marshmallow and fried banana. The mouthfeel is silken and huge like a rich chocolate coffee cream with a surprise: the bitterness comes in like a flash on the finish and adds an unusual dryness that reminds me, "This is a stout."
Scott (2) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2004 does not count
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark pitck black. It's like looking into the nightmares of a child. Even the head is a dark tan color. But then it all becomes a dream. The everlasting chocolate smell brings me back to my childhood. It's like unwrapping a Symphony dark chocolate bar and getting that magnificent odor. The taste is purely chocolate also. you can feel it melt on your tongue as it goes down. No beer has ever brought me back to my preteen years, except Colt .45, but that is a different story. Another A for rogue. Good times.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
It was on tap. Dark brown in color. Nice tan head. Very chocolatety. Nice chocolate aroma. I really enjoyed it. A nice sipping beer. Good.
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2005 On Tap. Very opaque with a brown/black color and a brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate. Very smooth and warm malt chocolate with a little kick of woody hops in the finish. Excellent balance.