FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 29, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Opaque black with a small sized dark tan foamy head. Banana ester and cocoa aromatics. Unsweetened chocolate nose, quickly followed by muted roast malt and banana ester characters. Milk chocolate finish. Mouthfeel is very smooth and rich.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle.. Pours a black color with a chocolate two finger brown head. Aroma is bitter chocolate, bitter coffee, and roasted malts. Flavor is sweet chocolate with a roasted malt/coffee addition. medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Nice stout.
joergen (25926) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at DBF 2005.
Dark brown coloured with a medium sized lasting beige head.
Aroma of malts, hops and chocolate.
Sweet flavour of chocolate and cocoa powder with malty and hoppy notes.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black colour with burgundy notes around the edges and a thin rocky chocolate brown head. Chocolate and roasted malt nose. Sweet chocolate taste with roasted coffee malt finish.
raedich (6) - USA - MAY 25, 2005 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First tasted at Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA - an appropriate setting for this stout. Very dark and creamy. It’s better with a meal than alone. It’s great for special occasions, but a little too smooth and sweet to be my normal stout for everyday consumption.
billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Ultra drk brown w fair dark beige head that held fairly well. Decent lacing. Aroma is that British thin & watery hard candy (stout flavored) & a touch of Euro hops. Flavor is rather thin/watery British. There is a nice dark roast malt flavor (but it seems fleeting) w a good hop bitterness especially on the finish. This is pushing the middle of med bodied at best. Rather dry overall.
jkane (21) - USA - MAY 20, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a very rich beer. I prefer it over most others. Just wish it wasn’t so expensive.
chrisfrey (15) - Franklin, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
With the double chocolate in the name, I expected more of a chocolate taste. But alas, the taste was quite decent, with hints of chocolate and not much else of note.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy deep brown pour with 1/4" retained head. As advertised, this is a sweet and chocolately stout... both in aroma and taste. Very mild and easy to drink with a powerfully smooth mouthfeel. Not too much other than chocolate in the taste, save for some nutmeg and what I believe was a little coffee. This would make the perfect foray into stouts for the novice beer drinker.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 14, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The name is a good desription for this tasty stout. Good rich texture to play along with the malty chocolate taste (which is not overdone). Suprisingly mild finish, almost too mild. ($2.99/500ml)