Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2005 Nearly black with ruby highlights and a large tan head. Very pleasing aroma of chocolate, coffee, roast, sweet malt, vanilla and caramel. Medium watery/creamy body with a decent amount of carbonation. The flavor is not as nice as the aroma, but it doesn’t miss the mark by too much. It is filled with milk chocolate, vanilla, roast and a hint of coffee while walking a nice bittersweet line the entire way.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Nectar of the gods. Deep, dark, almost black body with a thick tan head. Rich, full fudge-like aroma. Taste evidences the claim to chocolate in the brewing. Delicious without being overly sweet or masking the beer flavor. Wonderful finish that tells you it was a great drink. Excellent, however, Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout is better. Why? It's from Brooklyn!
guzzler67 (1509) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark appearance poured from the tap with a big head. Sweet, roasted malt aroma. Velvety smooth taste with a bittersweet quality towards the end. Like having a malted milk with alcohol.
jzzbassman (1516) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 4, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It's pretty good unless you have had the Rogue chocoalte stout, which seems to balance its chocolate a little better. I liked the bitterness but wish there had been more of it to balance with the sweet chocolate.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 2, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bittersweet coffee, roasted barley, and dark chocolate flavors.
Not a session beer by any means but i've since brewed my own chocolate porter so I'd say it left me with a good taste in my mouth.
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice fresh smell with just a hint of chocolate; almost black in color with a long-lasting tan head; definite taste of coffee, but I couldn't detect any chocolate; smooth, with a mildly bitter finish
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ok bought in the wonderful Youngs 16.09 oz brown bottle..great simple purple label.
Well this is one of the best looking beers when poured that I ahve seen so far..almost pitch black beer ( some faint mahogany hints when held to the light)..and a massive creamy coffee and creme colour head bee-U-tee-ful.
After all that the aroma is rather subdued..some raosted malts.. but its a fresh aroma.
MM lovelly tasting stout starts of with some sweet malts and then gets all creamy and finishes with some great milk chocolate ..wonderful sipper.
Fantatsic feel on the tongue very smooth and creamy
A most drinkable stout..very nice stuff indeed.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth, delicious dessert brew. Goes great with fresh-from-the-oven chocolate chip cookies!
KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very smooth, creamy, and heavy beer. The chocolate flavor is nearly as strong as the name would lead you to beleive. In my opinion the coffee flavor is much stronger. The head is rather thicks and long lasting. The aroma has a more prounounced chocolate smell then the taste. Overall a very good beer that I would reccomend to any stout lover.
SiddFinch (155) - Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Smooth and creamy. Not sure why they call this "Double Chocolate". It has a hint of chocolate (along with coffee and roasted malts) but the chocolate doesn't dominate (and that's a good thing). Smooth finish. It leaves a lingering, fruity finish on my tongue sort of like a bing cherry. This beer rocks! A better session stout than Guinness.