roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 From a can, this beer pours (in Chimay glass) a light chocolate milk color giving way to a solid black inpenatrable by light with a 1/2 inch solid, off-white, silky-creamy head. Aroma is of molasses, toffee, coffee, chocolate. Beer looks absolutely perfect for drinking. Flavor is a bitter dark chocolate giving way to a milk coffee with malt. Beer is not effervecent and the consistency is very thin - like water. Excellent beer. Terrific!! I could drink this forever. Best beer I've ever had from a can. Sampled at 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! This stuff is great! I found out that one of my usual hang-outs has it so I tried one last night. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, very complex. This one's a winner.
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this late one night. It was as black as the night outside. Beige head that leaves sparkly lacing. Awesome roasted flavor, ground coffee beans. I could taste the hint of dark chocolate. Very smooth. Very good.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I wish that Doc from Steinbeck's "Cannery Row" could have had some of this for his beer milkshake. Dark, dark brown with a frothy, tan head. Dark chocolate (surprise!) aroma. Burst of chocolate flavor. Unusual in that it starts out tasting like sweet milk chocolate but has a fairly dry dark chocolate finish. Some coffee hints as well. However, the dominant chocolate flavor makes this a somewhat one-dimensional stout. Silky, rich palate. An enjoyable dessert beer.
JacobJohansen (6) - Randers, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2003 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good dark chocolate aroma and delicate chocolate flavor, A little heavy but perfect to share, recommended stout
TogBean (47) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 21, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice thick brown head, great aroma with chocolate and nutty hints. Full bodied flavor, smooth chocolate that fades to a subtle bitterness. A bit heavy for a solo night but good for drinking with friends.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
black with brownish hints, beige head. roasty and dark chocolate aroma. good chocolate flavour that starts milk chocolate and ends dark. nice stout.
1more4dessert (329) - Upstate, New York, USA - JUL 21, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draught -looks like a latte. bitter sweet chocalate and hints of coffee. Very light bodied.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2004 Dark, dark brown, evincing a hint of reddish amber when held to light. Head is finely bubbled, and clings to the side of glass in sheets. Aroma is dark chocolate, bitter roast, chocolate-covered raisins, and a bit of plum. Flavor is bitter-roasted barley, chocolate predominately, with little coffee. Sweetish finish with a touch of grain astringency. Sharp, small-bubbled carbonation and a quinine finish that lasts a long time. Very good.
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUL 14, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer looks much better than it tastes! It has a lovely dark chocolate cherry color and a large foamy head, but the aroma is too heavily alcohol, and the chocolate flavor is overkill. It tastes like cheap hot chocolate powder. I don't think the addition of actual chocolate is helpful here.