arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into wine glass. As I was drinking with non-beer afficionados, I picked out this one thinking that no one doesn’t like chocolate. It was definitely a crowd pleaser (actually, a pair pleaser, as I only with two friends.) Poured dark black-brown, brown head was nicely sized. Smell forbode the dark chocolate flavors, also picked up some coffee in the malt. The taste wasn’t as overpoweringly sweet as I expected, with the chocolate tasting like baking cocoa. Somewhat dry. There was a faint underlying layer of dry dark fruits which gave it nice complexity. Finish was nice too. Enjoyable.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a big frothy brown head. Aroma is roasted malt. Flavor is malt and dark chocolate with a lasting bittersweet aftertaste that is pleasant. Nice mouthfeel. The chocolate flavor is just overpowering for me being a non chocolate lover, although this is a wonderful brew with lots of great flavors mixing together.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good sweet stout. Very appealing bottle and name. Not as chocolate tasting as the Rogue Chocolate Stout, but very close. Good coffee, roasted chocolate aroma. Pitch black appearance with a decent light tan head. Flavor is like dark chocolate and coffee. Slight alcohol finish. Good aftertaste of roasted chocolate.
wvernon1981 (21) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An awesome beer, first porter I tried that had a milk chocolate flavor. Great dark black body, long lasting head, creamy texture and taste, and nice milk chocolate/coffee flavor with a slightly bitter finish.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
chocolate-toffee like w/hints of coffee in both aroma & taste. Thick, yet rich, a good stout, has a deep almost black hue...full bodied and smooth.
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is another great chocolate stout, very dark and thick, and you can taste the chocolate and coffee and has a great aroma. One of the top stouts imo.
0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009 Bottled. Aroma is yeasty, alchohol, creamy chocolate and gets nicer with warmth. Poured virtually black, incredibly dark stout, mammoth, tan, creamy head that is fully lasting with ok lacing and mini-stout bubbles. Flavor is dominated by sweet, creamy chocolate malts with some nutty flavor and a biting touch at the end of some kind of toasted grain that became unpleasant about 1/2 way through a poured glass, but lasts so shortly that it wasn’t a big deal. Full body, creamy carbonation, kind of thick like ovaltine with sort of a chunky feel in the mouth. Overall, very mild stout, full bodied, easy, easy drinking.
pexoo (17) - Avon Lake, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is my favorite beer. Thick and rick with coffee and chocolate flavors, I compare all beers to this. It is much better in the bottle than the can.
dbx540 (17) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick tan head. Roasted toffee and chocolat aroma. Silky smooth, but a little too sour. Nice mouthfeel and good aftertaste.
jefcon (1518) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Little tan head, appropriate for a stout. Chocolate smell, and a nice long dark chocolate flavor. Few roasted or burnt flavors and no off flavors. If there is any downside, it tastes a little of extremely expensive chocolate milk -- not as serious as it could be in the beer department. There is a light malt underscoring this beer, which provides a great base for the rest of the beer and a fantastic finish.