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.
PattyBoy (302) - North Liberty, Iowa, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2004 Pours dark almost black, with a brown head that produces some lacing. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malt. Flavor is mostly milk chocolate, with hints of roasted malt and finishes with enough bitterness to balance the chocolately goodness. Mouth is creamy like a glass of chocolate milk.
I’m coo coo for cocoa puffs!!
mongkut4 (132) - Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmmmmmm, yummy. Rich, roast chocolate malt flavor. Very smooth and creamy. If the abv was a wee bit higher I’d list this near the top of my favorite stouts.
mjg74 (2891) - Salem, Oregon, USA - AUG 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours beautifully dark with a bit of a head on it. Has a wonderful roasted scent, with hints of chocolate. Really smooth down the throat. Really awesome flavor.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate color...chocolate and hop aroma...chocolate taste...feels like melted chocolate in your mouth...finishes a little bitter...too sweet for me but a very interesting complex one...
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
pitch body. awesome choclate smell and taste. malty taste. creamy palate. chocolate and rosted coffee. great.
iratherbe (255) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tapped pour. Great stuff! If you miss Valentine’s feed your girl the foaming head to more than satisfy her chocolate craving. You’ll turn her into a stout lover too. Deep dark luscious color, flavorful crystal and chocolate malts, hearty, very smooth and drinkable.