Hangover (1117) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 24, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. Dark black color, wonderful thick reddish head that leaves some fantastic lace. Inviting chocolate aroma. Taste is dramatic. Chocolate goodness with light carbonation and not at all thin like some other stouts. Slightly bitter finish. Better than sam smiths oatmeal in my opinion, which is just a tad too sweet. I really enjoyed this.
SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 23, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Always a favourite, but the amount of choclate is very different each time I have it on bottle and draught.
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 aaahhh, what a wonderful nose. It’s like a dream, swimming in a swimming pool full of chocolate - it smells soooooo good. Roasted chocolate taste, not sweet but smooth. Nice outfit - cute hazelnut brown layer on pitch black syrupy brew.
Public Ale House- Downtown Portland - Nov. 2008: You gotta do hat you gotta do - I have to say this is a 5 - you know - screw it - heck yes- why not. Pitch black color, small head. Amazing 75 % Choclate taste. Long lasting. It is like melting a nice quality chocolate bar in your mouth 24 hours straigt. Toally love it.
Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark, opaque, small brownish head. Chocolate nose, some other malts. Small hops in the aroma. Flavors is lightly nutty, lots of chocolate, and finishes with the hops. Creamy palate, nice and tangy as well. Very nice stout.
jonas (6863) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Jet black, creamy brown head.
Nice milk chokolate flavor with nut notes.
Smooth slick mouthfeel.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sheesh, I don't even *like* chocolate and I'm in love with this beer...
Appearance: Think used motor oil with a light brown head. There is *no* light going through this glass.
Smells like malty chocolate with a hint of hops.
Taste...um, chocolate? Not crappy Hershey's or any other milk chocolates. It's definately imported dark chocolate. It's far from being too sweet, though, even with the roasted malt tastes. There's enough hops to keep it well balanced.
Mouthfeel is heavenly. Thick and well-carbonated.
Drinkability... Like I said, I'm not really into chocolate so I wouldn't be able to drink many of these. I've now had my chocolate fix that should last for another few months.
Awesome beer from my favorite brewery.
vector (163) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Soft, creamy, sweet chocolate stout. Not very bitter or toasty. Lots of chocolate flavor in this one and it puts other "chocolate" stouts to shame.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2003
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
First sip was ice cold and way too hoppy and bitter. I understand that is normal for this brewery. Once I let it warm it was quite good. It left an unsweetend chocolate ring at the bottom of my glass. Like the bottle says it is the taste was of imported chocolate. I recomend it but like most stouts its better to just slightly chill it.
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
jet black with tan foamy head. Chocolate bon bon taste, not too bitter, super soft mouthfeel. Multifaceted not one dimensional at all either in malt notes nor in lack of hop bite
jtw (1153) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
superb aroma--chocolate is dominant, but it's malty and roasty, almost raisiny too. deep deep brown and black with a matching head. coats your mouth like chocolate syrup would, but it's balanced out by a definite cascade hops presence. i absolutely love the way it makes my whole palate feel, but the aftertaste is a little too much like unsweetened chocolate, just a little too bitter. i enjoyed this very much.