jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black body with a big fluffy off white head. Nice mocha aroma. Flavour is sweet malt with bitter notes of chocolate. Probably the most pleasantly chocolatey beers I have tried so far.
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, dark black. Large puffy brown head quick to go. Roasted chocolaty aroma. Noticed a slight fruitiness. Light bitters chocolaty flavour. Roasty flavour bit over carbonated for me.
Crockett (1028) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2008 Big fluffy tawny head. Heaping gobs of sweet chocolate aroma. Some smokiness. Fresh soft coffee. Jet black. Light texture. Milky. Very smooth. Old rating. It has progressively gotten quite a bit dull. Body of the beer has thinned. Chocolate accents are not as nice as they used to be.
Tessic (917) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2004
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours black as tar, with a nice brown head. Aromas of cocoa and oatmeal and a touch of...ginger?!?!
Initial sip is very smooth on the palate with lots of cocoa and molassas. It finishes with a nice, slight bitterness that makes you crave for more!
VAYankee (334) - Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can. Pours very dark (nearly black) with a nice creamy light brown head. Aroma is primarily a sweet chocolate also accompanied by a faint roasted malt. Smooth and creamy on the palate. Predominately a mild chocolate flavor that is joined by just a hint of roasted malt in the aftertaste.
jdog76 (85) - madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very smooth and creamy. subtle chocolote tast. Great aroma. The only drawback is that it was just a bit flatter than I would have liked. Comparable to Guiness
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark, full bodied stout but lacks flavour for something that has garnered so much praise. Very mild chocolate flavour, some roastiness, easily drinkable, though a bit underwhelming really. Needs some hop bitterness and fatter dark malt presence.
badgerben (4558) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with an excellent and lasting head. Aroma gives off the first hints of the imending chocolate rush. And it does rush in on that first sip. It is not a subtle hint of chocolate, but it is also not overwhelmingly sweet. Creamy, but not thick. A fantastic offering. I shall be drinking this again.
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
20th rating. Great stout.Chocolate, with Chocolate, and a hint of Chocolate. Not too sweet. Kind of a Ruby-Black; clear enough too see the constant flow of bubbles but too opaque to see through. Light brown head with little lacing.Medium to full body with a soft, creamy feel. WILL drink again.
Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Nice and dark with a thin tan head. Fun to drink, with its warm chocolate taste and mild bitterness. Goes down smooth.