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RATINGS: 2454   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hershiser2 (1516) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2004
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4424) - Indiana, USA - JAN 30, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5205) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 29, 2004
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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blockhead (11) - USA - JAN 25, 2004
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 25, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2004
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 23, 2004
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."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scott (2) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2004 does not count
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2004
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2004
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.

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