thegreenrooster (3566) - 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.
jew02 (16) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2004
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The dessert Guinness if you will. All the great qualities of Guinness with a chocolate flavor. If you like Guinness give this a try, if you don’t I would suggest it.
shadey (1996) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have tried other chocolate stouts and wasn’t impressed. As usual Young’s is above the rest of the crowd. This smell was enticing, the flavor was delicious, and it went down very smooth. This makes a great dessert.
Pailhead (5732) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2005 Bottle: No doubt about the chocolate in the aroma. A slight coffee smell too, but mostly dominated by the chocolate. Appearance is very dark almost black. Nice tan creamy head that dies after a minute or so. Chocolate malt flavor is great. There’s a cream and coffee flavor too but it’s the chocolate that mostly stands out. Aftertaste is relatively short and suprise, it’s also chocolate. Great mouthfeel. I’ve never been a fan of dark beers, but this is incredible. Then again this is not your average dark beer. I know it’s early in my ratings, but I never thought a dark beer would ever top my list.
Sammy (9677) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
they really do add chocolate to it. Must be drunk last at meal end or at end of a session. Colour and chcoolate aroma. Its unique. But it doesn’t all quite blend together.
chispito (21) - California, USA - APR 28, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Went to the store with an imperial stout in mind, but didn’t find the brewer I was looking for. Bought this instead. This is the beer that taught me to go along with recommended serving temperatures. Here’s why: drink it cold and it’s all coffee and bitters. As it draws nigh to room temperature, the chocolate really starts to come out, and suddenly you have a much more complex beer in your glass. Looked okay, was a tad watery for my tastes, and the head was nice. Over all it’s a nice dessert beer, but I would make sure your guests have other dark options, especially for dinner.
DrunkenLooser (22) - Frankfort, Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An extremely flavorful stout. A rich and creamy pour. Great coffee and chocolate taste. Really rich. I will usually take my time drinking this one as it is so good.