drinkbeer (283) - 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 (330) - 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.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2004 Bottle and keg. Medium light brown head - leaves lace. Black colour. Sweet, malt, chocolate-bitter. Nice. CASK: more chocolatey with a fortified wine sweetness.
ross (2090) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2003 faint aroma, not much when it comes to a head, however great taste. this is a good beer that i really enjoyed drinking. nice finish too, a good thick stout.
had another one out of a can-draught- it was even better than the one out of the bottle.