tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2005 Beautiful look to it, it pours thicker than Valvoline. It feels hearty and heavy in the mouth. Taste is also thick and juicy. But, for a "sweet stout," not incredibly great. Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout is smoother and easier to drink than this. Still drinkable and standard level for a stout, I was just expecting something different. Perhaps I will give it another chance.
And Rogue’s chocolate stout blows this out of the water. Drink that instead.
RobBestwick (659) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong and sweet chocolate aroma, very dark black hue with a large frothy brown head, well laced, flavour is of dark chocolate with hints of nuts and coffee, firm bodied with a lingering chocolate finish.
motelpogo (7188) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
cascade aroma overwhelms all else. i guess i have to work hard to get used to cascade and then i might find some of the things that at the moment seem to be given the big heave-ho. pleasant burnt chocolate cake finish but by the end of the glass it seems as thought there is a little too much baking soda in this particular cake. some saltiness, just doesn't show anything particualrly ineresting
leaparsons (8804) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, with a coffee coloured head. Aromas are earthy, sweet and sour. This has a good roast character with plain chocolate bitterness. Smooth and moreish. Not bad!
RichardGretton (4407) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark beer alround, with a lightly hopped aroma and a bitter and slight chocolate flavour. A good dry stout to my taste buds.
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
More bitter than I expected of a sweet stout. Can taste those cascades. Reminds of storm king but with more chocolate aftertaste. The chocolate finish is a real winner.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huge thick head. Slight hint of bittersweet chocolate throughout. Finishes slightly dry. Decent, but not a favorite.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This almost tastes like Rogues chocolate stout without the chocolate. In fact I'm sure that's what they did. Having said that it is a very good stout.
andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as ink with a beautiful brown head and good lacing. Rich and chewy with plenty of coffee flavor. Good balance with a hoppy finish. Another excellent beer from Rogue.
fishonmyplane (502) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 24, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2009 Re-rate: It’s a very tasty stout, somewhat bitter (in a good way), with some nice chocolate and coffee notes. Not a particularly "big" stout, but very enjoyable and well-crafted.