imradioboy (23) - USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark. Has distinctive Chocolate taste (obviously) But I can’t quite put my finger on what it was missing. Maybe I expected it to be more bitter. I don’t know. It is still a great drink.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice black with a tall tan head. I think this brew is better out of the pub can, but that may just be me, i wish i could try it on nitro tap. Tons of chocolate and a nice bitterness toward the end for balance. Very smooth and creamy and extremely rich.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost balck color, heavy sweet chocolat aroma and taste, full body, long sweet light dry finish. Like it alot, but to much chocolat for my taste.
screigh (514) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured so dark I can’t even see through it when holding it to a light. Typical head from one of the cans with a nitrogen plug. Smooth chocolate stout. The chocolate is silky, almost like metled dark chocolate icecream. Flavor stays on the tongue and finishes dry. This is a very good beer.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2006 April 16th 2006 Re-rate
Widget can. Sweet chocolate malt aroma is low key, but pleasing. Deep black with a firm, lasting two finger thick creamy tan head. Fore is mildly roasty with some bitter burnt notes and sweet cocoa. Feel is quite creamy, but to my evolved palate the beer itself is pretty damn one dimensional. still tasty and something I’d order, but not the beauty I remembered.
From the bottle at Yeoman’s Road Pub. I’m starting to think I rate too easy, but this is yet another near perfect beer. I can’t think of anything disagreeable about this one.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great, great chocolate stout, smacks of very rich dark chocolate, and the flavors hold all the way through. If you see this one on the shelf, buy it and drink it. You won’t be disappointed.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2004 Black with a tan head. Quite simply this is a watered down version of the Rogue Chocolate Stout. The chocolate taste is not as strong, and the aftertaste is not as bitter. I like to think of this as the poorman’s rogue.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 Probably one of the best beers (regardless of style) you can get from a can. The same goes for its Oatmeal Stout brother. Pours very dark (nearly black) with a nice creamy light brown head. Aroma is primarily a sweet chocolate also accompanied by a faint roasted malt. Smooth and creamy on the palate. Predominately a mild chocolate flavor that is joined by just a hint of roasted malt in the aftertaste. An enjoyable drink.
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice beer. Poured from a can, it had a noticeable degree of artificial head, which it retained throughout the session. Nice chocolaty notes and roasted malt flavor, reminded me of coffee. Very balanced beer, which is nice in a chocolate stout, not too bitter. Will drink again.
RichardWilding (201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a dark brown, with a medium light brown head. The chocolate aroma is immediately obvious. This translates into a chocolatey flavour for the first couple of swallows. After this a roasty flavour takes over, and a more traditional stout is seen. Slightly one dimensional after the chocolate flavour fades. This is probably due to the canning. Will re-rate on draught or bottle at very least.