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RATINGS: 2309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2003
Dark black w/ creamy coffee coloured head. Chocolate nose. Full bodied. Earthy roasted malt character & strong bitter chocolate flavours give way to dry, assertive finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2003
Black colour. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee. Tastes of chocolate, mocha coffee, very creamy and bitter. Finishes malty, chocolaty with a long bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jaymobrown (1664) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2003
Many flavors, but I was surprised at how much it does taste like chocolate. Pours very dark with a good sized creamy brown head. Not as acidicly bitter as some sweet stouts, but the high hops content is noticable in the end. Tops in the chocolate stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Thick pour, very dark in color, dark brown head... a deep roasted chocolate taste. Long lasting, bitter, baker’s chocolate aftertaste. Would go really well with a nice cavendish tobacco.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8017) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2013 Draft & bottle, multiple times - Pours a rich dark brown with a light brown head, not very long lasting. Smells of caramel? First taste on my tongue was mild and slightly sweet. Midway through the mouthfull the richness of the stout makes its entrance, but by the end of the drink, your mouth is punched by the fist of sour. I’m re-rating it now, because I’ve feel in love with it. The semi-sweet richness in both the drink and the finish is such a wonderful feeling. Drink this with a chocolate bar and you’ll love it. Smokey, rich, not too sweet, with what I would think is a fairly complex finish consisting of subtle roasted malts, big chocolate malts, and some semi-sour baking chocolate characteristics. One of my favorites now.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2003
Had this on draft at the Grey Lodge in Phila. Now this is a stout!! Nice and chunky with a ton of flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JAN 13, 2003
Opaque, chocolate mousse foam, although not particularly enduring. Roasty, chocolaty mocha aroma, with cascade hops noticeable. Smooth and thick mouthfeel, tastes like chocolate milk in the latter half. Mild oatmeal pastiness at the front, while the hops provide nice counterbalance to the thickness and sweetness of the malts. Definitely more chocolaty than Youngs. Just like their Hazelnut Brown this an excellent full flavored effort.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2003 To state the obvious, CHOCOLATE! Yummy delicious chocolate. Sure, theres a dose of hops in here, but this is just totally smooth, easy drinkin" chocolate. Body was a little thinner than I anticipated, but that just made it easier to drink. At Rockinout"s suggestion, we tasted this for dessert with brownies - very nice!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2003
An amazing beer! Huge dark chocolate aroma that carries right through the taste. Feels like I’ve got a chunk of chocolate melting in my mouth. Nice hop balance and a delicious coffee aftertaste. I’ve got to get more of this!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JAN 5, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2003 Sampled from 46 deg to 58 deg F.
Absolutely one of the best sweet stouts I've ever had! The color was an ominous blackened brown with a dark beige head. The aroma was dominated by bittersweet chocolate, but still had some nice hops (Cascade) citrusy tones, lactic acidity, and a sweet malty character. The flavor was chocolaty, malty, hoppy (more so than the aroma) with just a slight roasted coffee tone. The mouthfeel is this beer's only drawback...it is not bad, just not perfect. A little on the watery side...just needing a little bit more carbonation. The aftertaste is this beer's best asset...pure chocolate goodness...very much like chocolate milk. I figure if you're going to make a chocolate stout, then you might as well go all the way. Rogue hit a homerun with this one!

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