singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown, thick creamy head. Almost black in color. Sweet, dark chocolate, stoutlike smell. Malt and hops aromas as well. Perfectly light carbonation. Silky smooth on the tongue, but a little thinner than expected, although it doesn’t detract at all. Roasty dark chocolate flavors. The chocolate, at least in this bottle, is somewhat hard to detect. Coffee flavors as well as an "earthy" kind of taste. The sweetness is nicely balanced with a little bitterness. A very good beer.
cckevin (44) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2005 (Bottle)
I have a new favorite beer.
I was very hesitant at first about getting a stout with "chocolate" in it, for fear of it tasting like "burned chocolate". This is a very dark beer with a nice sizeable head. Lingering lace, and will re-head when swirled. I don?t smell any "chocolate" aroma in the beer, but I do smell a nose full of dark roasts. - like a good bold coffee.
Unbelievably drinkable, right down to room temperature.... In fact, the flavors pick up the warmer the beer gets. It?s a very bold taste, and not one that you could drink 3 or 4 of per night... but a very good "reward" beer.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small-medium head. Aroma rich in chocolate and malt. Very smooth, a little bitter, with a great chocolate aftertaste. Went very well with my roommate’s mom’s homemade brownies. Good stuff.
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle; Little head, dark brown bubbles. Smells like nestle quik but deeper. Nice on the tongue, smooth and a little sweet a little bitter, but enjoyable. Not something I could drink a whole lot of though.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2004 Pint bottle. Pours a beautiful dark, almost black, but not much head. Intense coffee, chocolate, and cola flavors. Excellent easy drinking stout. I enjoyed this.
10/25/2004 Can. I liked this in the pint bottle enough to try it in the nitro-bomb can also. you get an unbelievable creamy head that stays the whole glass. Flavor and body is a little more creamy and smooth, with almost none of the clean, crisp cola finish. I slightly prefer the flavor of the bottled brew.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yowser.A damn fine brew if I might say so.Poured blacker than the Ace of Spades.Chocolate aroma (really??).But roasted malts as well.Flavor was awesome,even my "not good beer" drinking friends liked this.Flavor of the chocolate is not sweet but more of the bitter dark stuff that isn’t gonna’ make you sick to your stomach.Drank at room temp.Smooth,thick and wonderful.I had this about two blocks from the brewery.
ElJefe (553) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2005 Pours black with a large head. Aroma is of whiskey, chocolate, and malts. Flavor is mild (for a stout) and smooth, with a bit of sweetness. Not as robust as many stouts. Very good.
Re-rate: In retrospect, after having this again, I had it rated a bit too high. Still a good stout, though.
brberry (16) - USA - OCT 12, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful chocolate aroma, followed by a rich malted taste, full chalky mouth feel, a beautiful sustained head. Overall the best chocolate stout I’ver ever had
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich, almost burnt, chocolate aroma. The color is black with a beige head that lasts for a while. The flavor is a rich, semi-sweet chocolate. The texture is a little chaukier than I would have expected, and it’s somewhat thinner feeling as well. I have to say, I really enjoyed this beer.
exquicorp (7) - USA - OCT 7, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance is as stout should be with the misty cloud. Has nice chocolate finish but is consistently smooth on the palate and not harsh in any way.
A beer not to be heavily consumed as it is very sweet. Consider it an evening pleasure rather than a drunken one