marcus (8894) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 12, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This chocolate-colored ale pours with a short tan head. Everything about this beer is chocolate: the color, the aroma and the flavor. The eclectic recipe works surprisingly well, resulting in a drink that can be consumed as a beer or as a dessert.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2004 this is GOOOOOD. beautiful, this is like sex beer. i want to scoop ice cream in this and sip it while naked. YES.
rhapsouldize (174) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a nearly opague ebony; hints of ruby when held in direct light. Medium dark tan head with decent lacing. Not much of an aroma--malty and fairly chocolatey. Well-balanced with hops and malts. Strong, but not overpowering, chocolate flavor, slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium to thick-bodied.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can-Nitro 14.9oz. Pour a deep dark brown/black with brown highlights when held to light. One-inch fluffy nitro head. Aroma, first alcohol, bitter espresso, and dark malts, slight skunk. Flavor, slight bitter and quite dry, yet creamy and rich. Middle is heavy and coating on the tongue. It finishes chocolate, with a lingering creaminess, like chocolate milk. Body feels initially light and watery on the tongue, and then finishes medium/heavy creaminess. Great finish to a nice meal. Starts to get sweeter when it gets warmer.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Theres the old stnadard caned stout color change, ending with tan on black. Aroma is faintly chocolate, and nothing too special. Flavor is a somewhat chalky roasted chocolate feel. It ends with too chalky a mouthfeel, and a thin on at that.
cheubi (15) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 3, 2004
4.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2005 This beer is awesome! Chocolate invades the palate in the start, then holds strong through the middle and finish! Roasty and delicious! Great chocolate notes in the start, chocolate notes in the middle, chocolate notes in the finish...a chocolate & beer lover’s dream!
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 3, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A rich dark brown/black color with a light brown rocky head. Clingy lace and little sign of CO2 (due to opaqueness). Aroma is malty, chocolaty, roasted grains and coffee. Background is very earthy. Flavor is creamy and sweet, a roasty full flavored middle with a smooth hop finish. A light hop bite lingers, but is not overpowering. Mouthfeel is full bodied creamy and smooth.
IMHO: A great, thick full flavored stout. Well balanced and easy to drink.
Braudog (6247) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a big tan head that’s inviting. This strikes me as a bit thin, but it holds its viscosity very well. Sweet and vaguely smoky, I don’t get any chocolate, despite the name.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2008 [500 ml bottle] Dark black color with a thick tan head that stays for a very long time. Very strong and delicious chocolate aroma mixed with malts and some coffee perhaps. Very nice and smooth chocolate flavor with a very nice roasty backbone and finish.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a thick, chocolatey head! I bought this only because I like Young’s brews and hadn’t tried it before. I was amazed that I liked it... a thick, rich malty taste, mildly hopped, and, yes, chocolate. My girlfriend Linda wants to try this now, and she only occassionally imbibes pale lagers, being a wine drinker. But she likes her chocolate. She’ll like this stout.