Fech (281) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark and malty with a bubbly tan head. Surprisingly smooth. Very nice dinner brew won’t full you up.
kidobutai (202) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
For full disclosure, I had just rated several crappy ales. But still, this is delicious. I was sure, based on the aroma, that this was a cherry chocolate Stout, it smelled like chocolate covered cherries. I wish it had more lacing, with the creaminess that comes with it. Still a very good beer.
Luvystypotables (326) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Complex aroma of black cherry, chocolate and malt. A good looking beer dark brown with a thick creamy head. Taste of dark chocolate and malt. The only negative is the palate of metals.
mike5326 (614) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a room temperature bottle. Dark brown color, nice medium tan frothy head. Black cherry and malt aroma. Thick body with a creamy and smooth texture roasted malt character with a slightly mild burnt mineral finish.
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JHeath99 (413) - - FEB 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours dark opaque brown with a thin layer of dark toffee head. Aroma of sweet chocolate with a bit of a hint of alcohol. Taste of definite upfront chocolate with a hint of coffee.
Dave11899 (15) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black as black can get with a dark brown head. Aroma is licorice, raisins and chocolate. Others have stated bittersweet chocolate. But the bitterness comes from the cascade hops used. Taste is more chocolate coffee than anything else. I’d guess a chocolate coffee Stout than double chocolate. This makes sense since it’s a Rogue beer. Taste is remarkably simple. It needs aging. This is why I bought more than one. Palate is abrasive. Slight velvet at first before the bitterness consumes the moisture from your mouth. Overall a good beer. Lacks complexity but by far Rogue’s best beer.
fluffy (1219) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
a slight improvement over the regular stout, im still not seeing what the fuss is over this.
kathouse (776) - Nevada, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tan head disappears to nothing. Bittersweet chocolate aroma and blackened wood. Flavor is more of the same with bitterness from both the chocolate and malt.
gmellison (318) - Colorado, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to wade1point0. pours a dark opaque brown color, with a small tan head. aroma is licorice, chocolate, raisins, sweet and heady. flavor is chocolate, espresso, roasted nuts, soy sauce? lots going on. i like it.
grimreaperguru (220) - santee, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a jet black color with a dark brown head. The aroma is of dark chocolate with light notes of coffee. The flavor is of semi sweet chocolate with notes of roasted malt. The body is full with a bitter aftertaste. Overall a very good beer.