waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Very good beer. Poured to a huge brown head with no real distinct smells. Jet black in color with the perfect amount of chocolate flavor with some slight bitterness. Good overall but i still perfer Sam Adams Chocolate Bock to this.
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - DEC 15, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, black in color with thick creamy light brown head, can definitely smell the chocolate malt, the taste of chocolate is even better, great balance, nice body, slight chocolate bitterness but just enough to make you want another sip.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid black in color with thick tan head. Aroma of cocoa with a hint of mint. Excellent chocolate flavor with some coffee and toffee. Silky body and smooth finish. Good.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: black with tan head that lasts a few minutes. Big chocolate aroma. Could taste a few different kinds of chocolate. Almost no coffee whatsoever. Pretty nice overall.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - DEC 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stuff is quite surprising. A strong chocolate smell is present, but the taste comes out as a hint. It’s a lot like Guinness with the chocolate mixed into the taste. Somehow, the candy flavor just happens to work with a stout. Great, Guiness-like head. This is a winner & a true surpise for someone who doesn’t like flavored beers.
SilkTork (5507) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2015
Sept, 2002: Bottle. Contains chocolate essence and real bars of Cadbury’s chocolate melted into the final boil. Silky smooth and deeply delicious, with some smokey flavours lingering around. [3.4]
Dec, 2004: Nitro can. Many brewers have taken the example of Guinness and brought out their stouts in nitro versions. Youngs have now done it with their already creamy chocolate stout and the result is an overkill of smoothness. When pouring the nitrogenated beer out of the can it looks interesting just like liquid chocolate, though it does soon settle into a more normal black stout colour, The chocolate and the nitro does push this too far in the wrong direction. In the Stout Stew Off this tasted pleasant enough but compared unfavourably with the more interesting chocolate malt flavours of the Titanic Stout. [3.2]
May, 2015 500ml dark bottle, filtered, from Tesco. 5.2% A pleasant enough dark beer. Soft and easy drinking. Lacks character, but it’s OK. The chocolate is not really that evident - dark roast malts tend to have a chocolate taste anyway. Ah! The recipe has changed - it no longer contains real chocolate, but something called "natural chocolate flavouring". Hmmm. [2.9]
allphoto (36) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is one of my regular rotation stouts. I love chocolate, and in this beer, the taste works well. I am rating this drinking it at room temp for the first time. I t has a nice tan to brown head, the head settles very slowly. The flavor is dry, with the chocolate flavors mixed with what tastes like the soured ale addition a la Guinness. For a stout the flavors are very subtle and not overpowering.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (CO2): Expecting double chocolate, I was dissipointed by finding only single chocolate. Too much carbonation ruined this for me. Now I actually want to try the nitro version. As a stout though, not too bad.
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black body with a creamy root beer like head.aroma gives off a bit of chocolate,then followed by your usual beer "hops & malts".
flavor is of the same.chocolate first,then the usual beer flavor after(sort of metalic).not bad but nothing special.
arsenal (10) - Orange, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
my love affair with Youngs continues with what has become my favorite stout... no comparison to Guinness. opaque with fine beige lacing, aroma/flavor of chocolate, yes, but also strong coffee. nitro cans are the best. this is the stout that makes me look forward to chilly weather... and i dislike chilly weather!