muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great coal-black pour, large mocha creamy meringue head. Nose chocolaty indeed; Three Musketeers comes to mind. I like the bittersweet mocha more than Oakes did, but like him I found the bitter/roast a bit much; I guess I would go with Youngs Double Chocolate over this. Long bitter finish, good body; just too harsh and bitter, like many of the brewerís other products.
Brewmaster (168) - USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a huge fan of chocolate stouts but it was from Rogue so i figured what the hell. And as usuall a nicely done beer from a great brewery.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very hopy nose with a little bit of chocolate. Supurb head and lace. Natural chocolate flavoring? Expected more body. Too hoppy for the style.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 5, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great stout, with a good chocolate flavor and a nice balance of roasted bitterness and sweetness.
Treehugger (8) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2002 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer. Nice and chocolaty, but not as malty as a lot of stouts (not really a bad thing). Could use a bit more hops. This is a stout you could actually drink TWO of.
AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredibly good beer! Nice chocolate flavor, full body, an excellent stout.
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color of dark chocolate with a large tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, and slight hops. Strong chocolate flavor backed by roasted malt and some hop flavor and bitterness. Quite malty. Full body. Tasty, although I donít think I could drink more than a half pint or so.
Racegoer (353) - Indiana, Indiana, USA - OCT 18, 2002
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chocolate,malt, and someone saying please say it is a beer.High on carboniation, somewhat bitter,well suited for an after Dinner cocktail, and that is all
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very, very, very chocolate. Great chocolate stout, all it seemed like it was missing was marshmallows!
softale (188) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is one that I tried really hard to like given itís rather high ranking. I donít know if I got hold of a bad one or not but this was pretty undrinkable but didnít taste "spoiled." Chocolate was overpowered by way bitter hops. Iíll give this one another try when the shock wears off. WOW!