fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JAN 20, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 Keg, 2003-11-27, 4-3-7-4-12
I don't like the vanilla-chocolate aroma, but the smooth, sweet taste is not bad, with the addiction of a nice touch of roasted barley.
Bottle, 2003-01-20, 5-4-5-3-11
Black! Brownish creamy head, generous. Malt nose; chocolate, evident; unluckly it reminds me something unpleasant (infamous Florisgaarden Chocolat). Solid stout, but living in Switzerland I cant fully appreciate this cheap chocolate.
I would like to taste the same beer without chocolate.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is what a stout should look like. Tan creamy head and a black color revealing ruby tints when held up to the light. The aroma is somewhat unassuming. It has a standard stout smell to it with only slight hints of the chocolate goodness to come. This stout has the appropriate amount of hoppiness and standard malt flavor to help keep the chocolate flavors in check. They have balanced this very nicely. The chocolate flavors linger well into the aftertaste. Slight carbonation and overall good body. I was actually expecting the chocolate to be more pronounced than it is but it is pleasant, not too overpowering. I drank this from the bottle but I would like to try it on draught nitro sometime.
DrunkAsASkunk (847) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sure enough, when this was poured into my glass in turned into a glacial blackness even when put up to a light source. The head was two tiered...a darker tannish head carressed the glass on the rim..very foamy but inviting while a creamier beige coated the middle of the head..a thin..but meaningful head. The aroma was stagant with sweet malt and roasted barley...strangely enough for a chocolate stout, only mild hints of chocolate were apparent in the aroma. The taste attacks the back of the tongue with a full roasty barley and malt ferocity. The malts precede a thin chocolately coating which grows in strength in the aftertaste as the seconds pass by. Little carbonated bubbles attack the palate with greater force than most stouts out there...and the acidity level here is a lot higher than i am probably used to. The initial taste itself is lacking, but the aftertaste gets this a whopping bump upward. Toward the finish the head blends into one copiously gorgeous brown layer of delicacy to be gobbled down at once. Ahhhh...i am impressed.
Foxbush (1145) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2006 This was served in draught form. The head was cremy and delicious. The color was jet black,and every drop was enjoyed. This was one best stouts to date. I look forward to my next one. The next one was enjoyed another in Jan 2006. This is excellent stout with full rich flavor.
pastout (27) - Windber, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2003
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Wow, what a great beer. Almost black in color with a creamy head. The mouth feel was as if I were chewy on a chocolate bar, smooth and creamy. This is certainly one of the best beers I have ever tasted.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black,thick creamy brown head. Good choc malt nose. Creamy chocolate and espresso flavor
obfuscatex (9) - USA - JAN 5, 2003 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as good as Y’s oatmeal, but an excellent beer nontheless.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black colour with a decent head. Aroma is very appealing (mostly cocoa). The flavour is extremely smooth and creamy. A very nice dessert - yum-yum. (My bottle was 5.2% ABV)
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful black/ruby color with a lush oily tan head. Chocolate nose (saw that one comeing) with some dry stout roastieness. More chocolate with dry coffee in the mouth but a little thin feeling and some acridness in the finish. Good but needed a bit more oomph.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a sexy beer.