BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very dark, unique beer that has a distinctive but pleasant mouthfeel. Good balance of malt and bitterness, smooth finish.
TBone (14165) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost opaque black. Brown head. Aroma is tobacco and dark chocolate. Tastes smoked malt and chocolate. Finishes with some hops. Mouthfeel is very soft and smooth. Light version of Guinness with chocolate.
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chococlate aromas both malty and chocolate bars. Sweet full body with roasted smoky bitterness to balance.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer has an appealing aroma, which is only intensified by the wonderful taste. It is thin for a stout, and this is detectable to the palate. My overall impression is very high.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2005 Pint bottle, nonick glass. Lots of milk chocolate in the aroma. Earthy hops are very light. Perhaps a light figgyness also? Tall, creamy, tan head is quickly diminishing and rests atop a nearly opaque, black body. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor becomes a lightly bitter, lightly sweet, moderately acidic finish. Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation. The bottom line is: I was ambushed by the acidity and carbonation in this beer.
Update: keg/nitro version is so not good. Like 2.4 not good. I’m making my rating the average of that and my original.
sethatuml (38) - USA - FEB 25, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
(Draught Can) What a smooth drinking stout. Nice chocolately flavor (duh). Did I mention that it was very very smooth yet?
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is such a smooth Stout. You can really taste the chocolate flavor. It's one of my favorite choclate stouts.
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is very smooth and sublte. The aroma actually kicked back a smell of bubble gum intially to me. The Beer has a similar appearance to Guinness with a slight kick of chocolate.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice chocolate aroma and instant strong taste when first sipped. Beer itself is a little thin for the style, but the lingering aftertaste is nice. Overall, having not enjoyed too many chocolate stouts, this one just about gets in right.
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 Very chocolatey smell with a beautiful black colour. The flavour though is dominated by chocolate, almost to the point of making you forget it is a beer. It is reminiscent of the bottom of a mug of hot chocolate where it hasn’t been stirred properly. Nowhere near stouty enough and not a patch on Brooklyn BC Stout. Score 3.2
Subsequent rating scored 3.7. Average becomes 3.4