vanvenlo (1787) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
3 Aug 2004 - This beer is more of a ’Lunkie’ birthday. Strong sweet choc aroma. Clear dark brown, dissolving retention, suds lacing and brown head. Surprising taste, a light pleasing choc flavour. Bitter-choc (dark choc) that is nicely balanced with sweetness and hop. Great with choc mouse or fruit salad.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pub Can; Dark as night, smooth tan head. Chocolate flavor comes through, a smooth bitter-sweet taste. Nice and roasty, enjoyable.
Imbockinsxtx (82) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Beer poured with a remarkable brown frothy head. The Colour was Black. The Aroma is sweet and nutty with roasted coffee and toffee overtones. The Flavour is just like its Aroma: Roased Coffee Beans. There is also flavour of Brownie Crust with nuts or Pecans. The mouthfeel is somewhite light in Nature and not Viscous like some would want to think a black beer is about. The Glass Laces very nicely. There is some bitterness at the end which balances the sweet roasted malts to the letter. This beer is a very drinkable beer. Cheers!
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2004 Minimal aroma, dark black/brown appearance with minimal whitish head. Flavor definitely knocks you back. Strong strong flavor of chocolate that basically drowns out anything else. Finish is a little dry with little else. Good beer but not great.
imradioboy (23) - USA - AUG 22, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very dark. Has distinctive Chocolate taste (obviously) But I can’t quite put my finger on what it was missing. Maybe I expected it to be more bitter. I don’t know. It is still a great drink.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice black with a tall tan head. I think this brew is better out of the pub can, but that may just be me, i wish i could try it on nitro tap. Tons of chocolate and a nice bitterness toward the end for balance. Very smooth and creamy and extremely rich.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost balck color, heavy sweet chocolat aroma and taste, full body, long sweet light dry finish. Like it alot, but to much chocolat for my taste.
screigh (670) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2004
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured so dark I can’t even see through it when holding it to a light. Typical head from one of the cans with a nitrogen plug. Smooth chocolate stout. The chocolate is silky, almost like metled dark chocolate icecream. Flavor stays on the tongue and finishes dry. This is a very good beer.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2006 April 16th 2006 Re-rate
Widget can. Sweet chocolate malt aroma is low key, but pleasing. Deep black with a firm, lasting two finger thick creamy tan head. Fore is mildly roasty with some bitter burnt notes and sweet cocoa. Feel is quite creamy, but to my evolved palate the beer itself is pretty damn one dimensional. still tasty and something I’d order, but not the beauty I remembered.
From the bottle at Yeoman’s Road Pub. I’m starting to think I rate too easy, but this is yet another near perfect beer. I can’t think of anything disagreeable about this one.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - AUG 13, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a great, great chocolate stout, smacks of very rich dark chocolate, and the flavors hold all the way through. If you see this one on the shelf, buy it and drink it. You won’t be disappointed.