Wheatsheaf (104) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. A near-black stout with reddish-brown highlights. Full, sweet aroma of dark chocolate and roasted malt. Definitely a sweet stout, but good balance between the sweet, creamy, chocolate fudge flavours, and the dry, nutty, roasted malt tastes. The finish stumbles initially, but quickly regains its composure to leave a lingering bitter chocolate aftertaste. An enjoyable stout that’s like dessert in a bottle.
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 11, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keep in mind when you taste this beer that it is not a chocolate drink, but a beer with a hint of chocolate. This one gives all the right hallmarks for a stout, with great colour, carbonation and flavour. And the added bonus of a hint of chocolate flavour and aroma.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very rich creamy chocolate stout. When I think of chocolate flavor in a stout, this is what I want. Rich and bold, with a bit of a thin mouthfeel, but lots of character, and a slightly buttery finish. This was absolutely a joy to drink.
iam (369) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an opaque black colour with a huge thick brown head. Roasted malt and dark chocolate aroma. Medium body. Rich dark chocolate taste with a bit of bitterness as you'd get from dark chocolate. Very smooth
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is pure chocolate goodness. Opaque deep brown in color, rich dark head. Chocolate aroma. Smokey malt undertones with a prevalent chocolate flavour. Very smooth, velvety mouth feel. Clean finish.
SpringsLicker (3289) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours opaque black with a thick head as a Stout should. Chocolate aroma and flavor predominate. Chocolate is complex coming from both dark roast malt and actual chocolate. Chocolate follows till the very end.
Brian (145) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2004
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Amazingly rich chocolate taste, mostly sweet but a slight bitterness (like a bittersweet chocolate) comes through. Head and aroma are equally impressive. Top class.
lalubeer (57) - CANADA - FEB 4, 2004
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2006 The chocolate taste is so good. Longevity of the beer is fully lasting. Very good experience.
fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It's double chocolatey. Um Hum. Mixed feelings in it being yet another of Young's marketing bits, but it also works. Nearly too much in some respects - sweet, and while I like chocolate ... I prefer it separated from my beer by a degree. Belgian ales and Belgian chocolate do it for me. This is okay.
Christian (11983) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2009 Nitro can: Very dark brown with a creamy tan nitro head. Roasted aroma with chocolate, coffee and a whiff of smoke. Sweet chocolate dominated flavour with notes of cappucino and licorice. Aftertaste of slightly cloying milk chocolate, balanced by coffee.