edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/19/03: bottle. nice thick mocha head, which quickly dissipates to a medium ring of carbonation. a little bit of lacing noted. most heavenly smell of sweet hot cocoa with subtle hints of malt and vanilla. roasted chocolate taste with definite evidence of vanilla. smooth, somewhat bitter and a tiny bit lighter tasting than expected. nicely done.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured an opaque body with a thick tan head. No lacing so far.
Smells like chocolate brownies to me! There is some maltiness to the aroma but it's 95% chocolate.
First taste is chocolate, then second is the malt and there is a nice hop bite on the back of the tongue. Aftertaste is still all chocolate.
Very smooth and full stout. Nicely carbonated and has an excellent mouthfeel.
Terminus (3327) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 18, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hmm, i dont know about this. I was expecting shakesphere with chocolate, but it wasn't what i got. What i got was more coffee with dark chocolate mixed in the finish which kinda canceled out the cascade hop finish. however, i made the remaining 12 oz of my 22oz bomber into a float using Hagendas ice cream, which turned out excellent.
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 An unbelievable beer! I have never had anything this chocolatey. One could almost say that it is just carbonated hersheys, but so much more came out as it warmed. A perfect chocolate cocoa taste with a super cramy mouthfeel, rounded out well by a slightly hoppy, smooth finish.
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2003
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
To begin, this may be the nicest looking chocolate stout I've ever seen. The head is far from tan, appearing richly dark. The aroma isn't quite up to the standard set by the appearance, but is still nice. The flavor is full, delicious, and not too sweet. I agree with CaptainCougar that this isn't a match for the smoothness of the Young's Double Chocolate Stout, but it is still a very high quality, worthwhile beer.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 3, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Jet black w/ a tan head, my initial sips brought some unpleasant bite to the roof of my mouth, but those ceased after a few minutes. Definitely a lot of chocolate flavor. Nice.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma starts sweet and chocolately but finishes a little sour. Much the same with the flavor. A few sips of choclatey goodness. Extremely sweet in the finish. But multiple sips are pervaded by a slightly milky sourness along with the perception that the chocolate is increasingly artificial tasting.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - JAN 29, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Jet black pour with a creamy tan head. The aroma is like putting your nose into hot chocolate.Flavor is uhh sweet chocolate at the front with a slight bitterness coming in at the middle. Very full and creamy body. Excellent dessert beer or maybe a float brew.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a jet black color with a medium sized lingering tan head. Beautiful aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and marshmallow. Full bodied and rich, the flavor is full of chocolate, though it is not over done. The malts and chocolate flavor are well balanced by the hops in the front. The finish is long, with a slight hop bitterness at first, which melts into a chocolatey sweetness. This would make an excellent dessert beer. To hell with the chocolate cake, drink a Rogue Chocolate Stout instead!
TheTsunami (162) - Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Impressive. Poured almost jet black. A great, full dark beige head. Aroma was full of chocolate. Flavor was truly stupendous. Front and middle was sweet and chocolatey. End was almost like a mocha coffee flavor. This from a bottle was better than Young's from the tower.