barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2006 bottle. this is one nice brew! very smooth and drinkable. I thought the chocolate flavors would come through a little stronger than they did. the finish seemed a little more of coffee than chocolate or I would have rated even higher. Still a "Sweet" stout!
update 11/27/06 had this on nitro tap over the weekend and was a bit disappointed. seemed to have more of a bittersweet chocolate, bordering on a slightly sour, flavor than what the bottle had to offer. maybe it was the nitro, maybe it was an old keg, but this version rates a 3.6
Eructoblaster (3790) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 21, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle - 500ml. Perfectly opaque black body topped with a lasting average off-white creamy head. Very nice malty aroma with chocolate, brown sugar and roasted coffee notes. Same flavors in its complex taste that hides the alcohol perfectly and evolves as the beer gets warmer (expecially for the chocolate hints). Leaves a delicious and lasting bitter/chocolate finish. Wonderful beer. Thanks to Mr. Swanson (we met at Hell Hunt, Tallinn) for brewing such an amazing beer!
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pinter: I actually had this a few months ago and it was so good I forgot to rate it. Silly Me. I think that was one of those nights I passed out in my chair. any how; Black -hole colour.There was no light at the end of this tunnel. Big creamy coloured head. AS the beer states, chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. Im a big chocolate fan so I figured this was well represented. Almost a minty dark chocolate with a large percentage of coca to give a slightly dry yet creamy edge. I might get another one tonight. Im re-rating on behalf of the website add featuring some hot chick in a sports bra. ....
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 19, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled version. Pitch black pour. Large, creamy, brown head sticks around for a while. Aroma has a hint of chocolate, certainly not double chocolate. Flavor is also not as chocolatey as the name implies. Though it does have a chocolate presence. It’s smooth and drinkable, pretty good, nothing to get excited about, but flavorful and worth drinking occasionally.
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 (5537) - 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]