puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Intense chocolate aroma, all over the place huge, delicious but one dimensional. Full, rich, chocolate flavor; one can’t claim complexity at all like a good IS, but this is still incredibly tasty. They’ve really nailed the chocolate note in this. I’d love to see how this one ages.
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
@ Monster B’s. I love the sharp, fresh hop flavor and the strong dark chocolate notes, but I don’t taste a big difference between this and their regular chocolate stout.
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
( 22oz bottle, courtesy of BMan1113VR ) Pours an opaque dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of rich chocolate, vanilla, and roasted grain. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, nuts, coffee, and grass hops. Good Impy.
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to americanbrews. Black with an espresso head. Nose is liquid chocolate and nothing else. Very nice on the palate with a great flavor of chocolate and a slightly roasted finish.
TheEpeeist (3328) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle. Dark brown with a brief, lacy tan head. Incredible aroma of dark chocolate and cocoa. Full bodied with a bright citrus tang. Taste starts with bittersweet chocolate and lime zest. Gets hot fudgy, carob coming in then grassy with pine. Dry finish with some mocha. Dripping with chocolate goodness but you still know you’re drinking a beer.
triodes (7) - California, USA - OCT 2, 2009 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of Rogue’s best products. Reliable, well made, a real friend in need. One of best stouts in the nation, bar none.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured a dark brown with a tan head and spotted lace. aroma was chocolate syrup, fudge, bread, and pecans. flavor was chocolate syrup, alcohol, spice, and a nice bitterness.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to bman1113vr. Black pour with a small light brown head. Nutso glass staining. Aroma is chocolate, chocolate milk, oatmeal. Flavor is chocolate, oatmeal, and the faintest smoke and ash on the back end.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Bman1113VR. Shit load of chocolate in the aroma. Bitter baking chocolate flavor mixed with candy bar. Finishes with a slight burning chocolate/alcohol aftertaste.
Cavie (3786) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of BMan1113VR. Opaque brown pour with red touches on the edge. Fat chocolate aroma with tinges of alcohol strength. Taste is a bitter chocolate with some roasted coffee ground. Finish is mostly bitter dryness. I wanted this to be a little sweeter.