Reid (1848) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok bought in the wonderful Youngs 16.09 oz brown bottle..great simple purple label.
Well this is one of the best looking beers when poured that I ahve seen so far..almost pitch black beer ( some faint mahogany hints when held to the light)..and a massive creamy coffee and creme colour head bee-U-tee-ful.
After all that the aroma is rather subdued..some raosted malts.. but its a fresh aroma.
MM lovelly tasting stout starts of with some sweet malts and then gets all creamy and finishes with some great milk chocolate ..wonderful sipper.
Fantatsic feel on the tongue very smooth and creamy
A most drinkable stout..very nice stuff indeed.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth, delicious dessert brew. Goes great with fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies!
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very smooth, creamy, and heavy beer. The chocolate flavor is nearly as strong as the name would lead you to beleive. In my opinion the coffee flavor is much stronger. The head is rather thicks and long lasting. The aroma has a more prounounced chocolate smell then the taste. Overall a very good beer that I would reccomend to any stout lover.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smooth and creamy. Not sure why they call this "Double Chocolate". It has a hint of chocolate (along with coffee and roasted malts) but the chocolate doesn't dominate (and that's a good thing). Smooth finish. It leaves a lingering, fruity finish on my tongue sort of like a bing cherry. This beer rocks! A better session stout than Guinness.
rogueman (19) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this beer alot and I am finally going to rate it. Smooth. Like chocolate milk. For the price and the quality, this beer is among the best. Good aroma, great smooth taste, and can you say chocolate?
dobb1392 (36) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a thick black with a tan lacing. Beautiful appearance. Could taste the roasted malts and a hint of sugar. Not my favorite but a good stout.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2003 Dark pour,nice robust head.Nice chocolate smell,with hints of a wine smell.velvet mouthfeel.Not much of a chocolate Taste though,roasted coffee flavors.I didnt care for this beer
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2006 Big strong dark chocolate aroma. Dark opaque colour with a line of dense head. Complex swirl of chocolate and bitter roasted malts on the tongue. Thick, velvety, luxurious mouthfeel. It’s not much of a looker but this thick dark chocolatey treat will knock your socks off. Bottle. * *
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 20, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried this on tap when I was on holidays in London in May loved it then, back in oz had to settle for the 500ml bottle but still tastes great. Chocolate everywhere in this one, from the nose through to the taste also pick up some hints of liquorice as well as roasted coffee flavours. This one is a luxury that I am keen to return to again and again. Cheers!
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught can. Deep ruby, almost black color, tan nitro head. Roasted malt aroma, not much chocolate. Flavor was initially sweet with some roasted coffee flavors coming through. Mouthfeel was creamy, probably more than the bottleed version. The name was a bit misleading but it's a good stout.