brownaler (415) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - SEP 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Forms a small dark tan head with the expected black appearence. Has a lovely nutty taste at the front and a roasted toffee flavor in the back. A nice, comforting beer for Isabel.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice dark black pour. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Roasted flavors with some hops and more of that chocolate. A pretty good stout.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2004 dark chocolately head, creamy chocolate aroma, the chocolate coffee taste comes through in a gushupon the first sip. The mouthfeel is not smooth,its heavily carbonateddry and bitter aftertaste. Tasted better as it warmed
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Beer pours (in Chimay Glass) a thick black liquid that light can not penetrate with dark caramel colored head that dissipates quickly to near nothing but a thin film of head. Aroma is a bastardly sickening hop and alcohol mixture. Flavor is a nauseating, disgusting hop overpowering a faint coffee. I hear great things about Rogue, but the more I try, the more disappointing they are. This one is almost as bad as Rogue Chocolate Stout. Still, both are deemed undrinkable drainpours by this rater. There is nothing to enjoy in this beer besides the stench and revulsion of hops. Other beers have more to offer than just overpowering hops. Sampled at 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black with a velvety brown head. Strong chocolate aroma, spicy, dark-roasted black coffee, and charcoal notes. Flavor develops slowly but very well with a nice smooth coffee-like bitterness. A strong, bitter, and enjoyable stout.
mushi (18) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. One of my favorites. Pours black with a coffee colored head. I can taste chocolate, coffee tones, with a clean hop presence. I like the taste it leaves on the palete too. I like it with steak.
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great shi...schtuff. it has a rich, wonderful full taste that goes far above and beyond the huge pool of average stouts. when you have this, you immediately think "wow, this is gwood stuff!" Nice bitter aftertaste as well.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - AUG 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black. Frothy,tan/brown head. Aroma of chocolate cake,caramel,black malt,roasty,and large amounts of piney,hops. Oily,creamy mouthfeel. Medium body,slightly watery texture. Caramel,bakers chocolate,roasty flavors. Finish is smooth. Molasses with lots more hops. Loses body and flavor as it approaches room temp &loses carbonation.
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2003
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Too bitter, not at all enjoyable. It seemed like they were going somewhere with this but it ends up being to bland for a sweet and too sour for a stout.
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.