sfontain (834) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro can. So, appearance merits a 5/5, I don't care who you are; completely opaque black with an absolute monster light tan, frothy head. Aroma is like a cup of coffee with chocolate in it. The flavor--wow--is like cocoa-flavored coffee with tons of cream and a whole bunch of sugar; toffee,too. A very, very light touch of bitterness at the end. Feels silky and rich and creamy--ahhh. Overall, this is an absolutely wildly good beer. This is NOT, though, a session beer. I had serious trouble getting through a single can without becoming ill. Overall, you have got to give this a shot.
defCon (19) - Albany, New York, USA - APR 16, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What more can you say about chocolate beer? Very frothy, plenty of head (which even tastes great). It has a full stout flavor yet is distinctly chocolate, good mix of both worlds. This is a beer where the can is better than the bottle, in my humble opinion. If you are straight stout afficionado, avoid this, but if you want something different, a must drink!
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color is a solid black, with a large, lush, lovely brown head. Aroma: soft and creamy, with a subdued cocoa content, sweet and mild. On the palate, however, things take a change for the decidedly better!
Niiiiiice, oh, so, nice, with substantial chocolate feeling, although it doesn't actually come in strong at first. At the end of the swallow, there it is, that real chocolate essence. WOW! Ever so tasty, and I'm not even such a chocolate nut, but you've got to give it up, there it is, and it tastes great!!!
Hops are minimal, here, and malt is king! Texture is smooth, and taste is sublime!
You never forget the chocolate, for the flavor subsists, and is sublime!
Fully integrated, perfectly balanced, this is one excellent stout, with an excellent addition of flavor! Another great one from Young's!
The delicious flavor never ever ends after the bottle empties, but the flavor lingers long after!
(I've had it in the nitro-can, too, and it was not enhanced by that gimmick!)
Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It is an unique beer that wasnt as bad as i thought. Nice dark color with a nice size head. Good tasting i would try it again
OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
My roommate and I were dreading tasting this one because we couldn't imagine a good tasting chocolate beer. It wasn't the best beer by any means but it was definitely good and unique. Very dark with a creamy head and pretty smooth. Smells similar to Guiness and Murphy's but tastes good. Better then a swift kick in the balls.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2004
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2004 Draught. This beer is sex in a glass. I am not a huge fan of a rich chocolate taste in beer, so I was a bit concerned going into this one. But, it was very close to perfect. Beautiful pour with a tan 2 finger head. To my suprise there was not a whole lot of aroma. The taste is sweet-the chocolate is there, but is not at all overpowering. Very malty. A great mouthfeel, coats like a velvet robe. Finish is strong and slightly bitter, with just a hint of lemon/vanilla. This is a GREAT beer that is very smooth and rewarding.
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good chocolate stout, probably the best I have experienced. Overal, I think the single greatest asset is the not-too-overpowering aroma and flavor of chocolate. This strikes a near-perfect balance, compared to other chocolate stouts.
crzybob77 (530) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had it out of the can. Wow, very dark and thick. Probably the most chocolate flavor I have had in any stout. I very much enjoyed it, but as I got farther into the beer it almost became too rich. Definitly would go great as a dessert beer.
JFGrind (1906) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled version, 5.2% Alcohol. The chocoalte flavor rounds out this stout. Roasted malts are also evident. Enjoyable beer, good for a causal glass now and again.
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - APR 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I've been waiting for this package from my sister so I could rate this as my #300!
A dark motor oil colored beer with a huge rocky brown head. Roasted barley, coffee and chocolate in the nose. Not the candied flavor I thought it might have but a mild cocoa taste, the roasted flavors take center stage with the chocolate and smoke playing supporting roles. A nice hop bite keeps this from being too sweet. A nice mixture of flavors, good balance but a bit thin bodied. One I will try again and again! Thanks Sis!