Nuffield (3536) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excellent beer--and since my wife loved it too, I may be allowed, even encouraged, to buy it again in the future! Although I had it at a Youngís pub, they had it refrigerated way too cold--it only really blossoms with some warmth. Excellent feel in mouth. Somewhat one-dimensional of bitter chocolate flavor, but I would make this a regular beer to drink. A real joy to drink.
AxeMaster221 (343) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow, this is good stuff. I could actually detect the chocolate in the aroma, something i couldnít do with Rogue Mocha Porter. Beautiful dark color with creamy brown head. The flavors were intense, very smooth stout up front, and then the finish hits you with a burst of dark chocolate. Truly different and worth a try.
leaparsons (7483) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Does what it says on the label. This beer has INTENSE chocolate notes. Hell, it is alcoholic milkshake. Its a love it or hate it beer. Personally, I love it. One for non-beer drinkers to enjoy or fans of those damned alcopops. Just try it.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 27, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good stout, a little too chocolatey for me, but you canít say that I wasnít warned...
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2007 Upgraded a few basis points since the last rating. The chocolate character was much more pronounced for me this time around.
Something of a disappointment considering Iíve recently gotten hankerinís for well-done, sweet stouts. This is actually pretty good stuff, but I was hoping for more robustness and chocolate character. As it is, itís a pretty standard stout-type drink with mild chocolate character added. A positive most worth meriting mention is that lovely, lovely head. Retains thickness nearly all the way down the glass.
barflybetty99 (14) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 25, 2002
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUN 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I am always on the lookout for good stouts and porters. I am not a big fan of chocolate flavor in a beer, but I still found this to be a good beer. Wonderful color and head, plus an interesting smell.
wheatbeerboy (103) - Addison, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Iím not a big fan of Stout beers. This beer did have a nice chocolate after-taste.
crdic (105) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2002
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful opaque black appearance with a nice tan head. Good body. Nice chocolatey flavor, not overly bitter. Pleasant finish. My favorite chocolate stout so far.
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Has real chocolate in it! I like it a lot. Bittersweet and roasty. One of Youngís best.