albert007 (415) - Penobsquis, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Veeerry dark, nice tan colored head with lacing indicating each drink. Smooth roasty taste with chocolatey aroma. Went down very smoothly with the right amount of hop bite for a nice finish.
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2004
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown color with a slight off white firm head. The taste is mild with chocolate as the dominating taste. Nice rich full maltyness.
baloohaley (1) - USA - MAY 15, 2004 does not count
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This si a very smooth full body beer. I am looking to buy but am unable to find it in Virginia. Please let me tell me if you know where to find it in the Hamton Roads area. I am desperate to find
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured a thick tannish head, Good lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee. Color is black with a slight ruby hue. Medium body, smooth finish. Taste of coffe and chocolate.
DrnkMcDermott (2882) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2009 Draft, Exchequer Pub, Chicago Loop. A great beer to find, and even better that they have a sign in their window to promote it. Though tapped by CO2, still had a nice pub pour with a cascading head. Tan foam starts off the very creamy taste & texture, and coats rather than laces the glass. A great smooth taste with a definite but not overpowering chocolate note in the swallow. Less harsh roast notes than a Guinness, with a nice hop note, too. Nice whiskey or peat smoke notes in the finish.
gsteph (321) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby with creamy, frothy, caramel head that rose over the lip of the glass. I couldn’t hardly wait. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, typical. Coffee and chocolate flavors, mainly coffee. It was smooth but the flavor gave way relatively quickly. It was thin and watery. Not at all what I expected.
thegreenrooster (3463) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 8, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 29, 2008 After almost 600 ratings there is not much left to say. Pours dark, aroma and flavor is of course chocolate. A very silky mouthfull is what makes this a better than average stout.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Similar to the Oatmeal Stout, but even chewier and better. This is like drinking dessert, but I wouldn’t have more than one in a sitting.
mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle poured into tulip: poured a dark dark brown (close to black) with a thick tan head, which dissipated quickly. roasty smell and chocolate of course, but nothing that will blow you away. pretty mellow. tastes of chocalte but only a hint, not very up front. double chocolate? barely single chocolate. pretty smooth mouthfeel. pretty tastey, but not very impressed. if i want a chocolate stout i'd go for a rogue's.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours the way a beer should. nice chocolate taste that is complimented by a good overall stout. A nice beer.