Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - JUN 25, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. deep black with a hint of blue, has a thick tan head. sweet aroma that is inviting. taste is divine, taste is invigorating, chocolate-obviously- but also has a nice balance of other flavors. the assorted malts come through, and i think the finish is better than the intitial flavor. this begs for another sip.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2005 One of my all-time faves. It’s best from the tap (of course), but the pint can does an admirable job of recreating the lush flavor of the aforementioned tap. The bottle is okay, but like I said, it’s best experienced on tap. (If I mention ’tap’ one more time, I get a free toaster oven.) This beer is sure to please.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2005 This pours completely opaque with a beautiful tan head. The nose is of malt, chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. The palate has smooth dark chocolate, coffee beans, a full mouthfeel, a bitter finish, and some dryness, but I wouldn’t want to drink too much of it at once.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at Clark’s Ale House, Syracuse NY: Are you kidding me? This is a phenomenal brew that pours with a huge, frothy head; huge flavors of coffee, chocolate, cookie dough, cola, licorice......creamy palate and a subtle dry finish. Gotta love it.
uvajed (181) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Makes me think of how roasted chocolate might taste; quite tasty. Very dark color, nicely frothy smallish head. Not something I’d kill for, as I prefer drier stout, but nonetheless this is spectacularly tasty.
DocLock (9709) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
14.9 ounce widgeted can. Another nicely done N2 widgeted style from Young’s. Pours blacker than the night, with a great, creamy tan head and walls of lace all the way down. Aroma of malt, chocolate, slight licorice. Tastes very matly, chocolatey, with some coffee, licorice, and cognac at the finish. Very creamy, roasty, and smooth finish. Awesome. I can’t wait to try the bottled version.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Coloring. Good Head. Aroma: Chocolate. Wonderful Stout to have tried in the winter. At O.C. Sweet, Creamy and Chocolate. Very Good.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear chocolate aroma, with the hints of alcohol. Dark color with brown little head. Chocolate is even more obvious in flavor. Usually bitterness and carbonation come in the end but in this stout they are overtaken by strong sweetness of chocolate. Not bad combination at all, although this beer tasted very much different than I expected.
hopdog (11196) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured black in color with a tan head. Slight chocolate (not as much as I was expecting), malty, and roasted smells and tastes. This beer did not live up to my expectations.
SpockTheater (49) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2004 Great dark and rich taste. The chocholate flavor is very present, which almost makes this a just dessert beer.