wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iím not a big fan of Stout beers. This beer did have a nice chocolate after-taste.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful opaque black appearance with a nice tan head. Good body. Nice chocolatey flavor, not overly bitter. Pleasant finish. My favorite chocolate stout so far.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Has real chocolate in it! I like it a lot. Bittersweet and roasty. One of Youngís best.
mattaku99 (2) - - JUN 13, 2002 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent dark colour, with a solid head. The aroma of chocolate is subtle but definitely noticable, and the chocolate adds a depth but not sweetness to the flavour. Itís a decent stout.
GPyott (67) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Faintly scented chocolate malt with a solid tan head. Tasty roasted body followed by a somewhat watered finish. Not as rich as I was expecting, but very smooth and satisfying nonetheless.
michaelm18 (118) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lacking in a chocolate flavor I thought, kinda mild for a stout. Otherwise very smooth.
bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark brown color. Pours with a large carbonated tan head. Small nose of chocolate and roasted java. Medium chewy mouthfeel. Flavors of chocolate, roasted coffee, roasted malt. Slight chocolate on the finish with some bitter components. Overall I wasnít too impressed with this beer. I was expecting bolder/stronger flavors. Its a smooth beer, but lacks the punch I look for in a stout.
Bolt (117) - Boulder Creek, California, USA - JUN 5, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s a stout with a non-sweet Hershey’s chocolate type malty flavor that hits more up front then gradually ends middle then finish. The more you drink it the less you experience any double chocolate... it ended up tasting more like a DARK stout if you don’t have anything to clean your palate. Otherwise it’s a good one to share. I really love them first couple drinks.
zborgerd (186) - Mchenry, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I am not a fan of stouts, but I am glad that I tried this one. First off, the scent of it in a room temperature glass is nice. Itís very chocolatey. Let it sit and watch it separate. There is a nice head on this stout. It is thick and creamy. I expected biterness, but this was much smoother than most stouts. The only bitterness was a slight taste of cocoa. This stout is best when it is just slightly cool. Donít drink it ice cold. A refrigerated can should be ok when poured into a room temperature glass. It is ok by the time the head settles, but the best flavor comes when it warms up a bit. The chocloate taste really compliments the maltiness. The chcolate isnít strong, but has that cocoa bite.
My only complaint was that I could taste the can, which is why I look forward to trying this in a bottle instead. I am pretty peculiar about cans though. I donít care for them.
argo0 (10338) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty chocolatey with hint of coffee. Good chewy body.