crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had it out of the can. Wow, very dark and thick. Probably the most chocolate flavor I have had in any stout. I very much enjoyed it, but as I got farther into the beer it almost became too rich. Definitly would go great as a dessert beer.
JFGrind (1860) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled version, 5.2% Alcohol. The chocoalte flavor rounds out this stout. Roasted malts are also evident. Enjoyable beer, good for a causal glass now and again.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - APR 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I've been waiting for this package from my sister so I could rate this as my #300!
A dark motor oil colored beer with a huge rocky brown head. Roasted barley, coffee and chocolate in the nose. Not the candied flavor I thought it might have but a mild cocoa taste, the roasted flavors take center stage with the chocolate and smoke playing supporting roles. A nice hop bite keeps this from being too sweet. A nice mixture of flavors, good balance but a bit thin bodied. One I will try again and again! Thanks Sis!
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - APR 4, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What a treat! This is a fantastic beer. I am always excited when I pick up a bottle of this inspiring brew.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Has a very dark bown color with some carbonaton and a thick off-white head. Smell is sweet malt/chocolates. Taste is creamy/sweet malts/chocolate with a very smooth finish. Overall a great stout.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was ready to fall in love with this one. Unfortunately, it's too rich, like drinking a dessert. The first few sips were fascinating, but ultimately, it was difficult finishing a bottle.
KCKajr (15) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - MAR 30, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2004 Widget can. Pours black, with a medium sized foamy head. Smells like....hmmm, trying to put my finger on it....I can't quite get a grasp on this aroma. The mouthfeel is as creamy as it gets. Tastes like...man there it is again...I just can't pin this one down...perhaps a subtle undertone of....chocolate???
I'm kidding of course. This is sweet delicious chocolate, in it's best form (alcoholic form). Beer like this will motivate kids to go to college so they can afford it later in life. The nectar of the gods.
DarthJames (10) - Redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremely dark fizzy drink with almost no head. Strong chcocolate after taste. Try one as an after-dinner drink w/ dessert
enchantingdb (7) - Newport, WALES - MAR 27, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Widget can. A rich chocolate tasting beer best drunk not too cold. Not too sweet it leaves a long lasting pleasant after-taste.
Note: The can version is 5.2%abv.
Beaver (1342) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The Double Chocolate Stout pours an opaque midnight black with a fizzy brown head that quickly dissipated to a collar and completely disappeared before I finished.
The aroma is kind of yeasty initially settling into malts and a big sweet dark chocolate smell with some vanilla notes.
It has a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The taste is dominated by chocolate. There is a slight metallic bitterness, but the sweetness definitely overwhelms it. A little too out of whack on the sweet side...I would have preferred a little more hops for better balance.
Overall, I think this would make a terrific dessert drink. It's probably not something I'd drink a lot of or frequently though.