Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Picture Perfect pour into glass nice flavor. Respectable tan head. Not as chocolately as I thought but very good. Little hints of bitter. Very nice drink. Doesn't overpower you. I can see how somebody could have this with desert as its very smooth. Some lacing. As one who isn't used to Stouts I honestly have to say if the rest are comparable to this quality it could be another regular to my beer refrigerator. It definitely looks from the exterior like a superior brew. In this case it lives up to the billing.
DKlovesbeer (172) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This great beer poured out of the can in a gorgeous chocolate colored swirl that quickly surged into a frothy ice cream soda head. After a few minutes in the glass it resembled a giant shot of espresso topped with foamed chocolate milk. I cannot praise the appearance of this stout enough, in a pint glass it looked so good that I wanted to drink it with a straw. Sip by sip, gulp by gulp I fell in love as the smooth silky brew flowed over my tongue and made me smile, a wicked little smile. Chocolate, coffee, cream, and malt flavors filled my palate and dominated my senses until at last I was no longer just drinking a beer, I was seduced by that inviting aroma into the experience that is Young's Double Chocolate Stout. If Starbucks brewed beer it might taste like this; until then this will faithfully remain my desert of choice.
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2004 While this isn't horrible by any stretch, the chocolate seems to be missing. It's actually kind of a boring, overly-thin stout. If you want chocolate in your stout, check out Rogue's offering.
Magnuts (1) - SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2003 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
What can I say? Just wonderful! A bit of chocolate, hint of coffee. Works just as well on a warm summerday as on a cold winter evening.
EgonB (19) - Halmstad, SWEDEN - SEP 30, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I must admit, I was really suspicious, but what a Stout ! Perfect to a chocolate dessert.
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle.This is a very fine stout.It's black.The head is huge and creamy and that dark tint of the bomb stout.The taste is very smooth crisp and chocolaty.THE FINISH IS DRY AND SLIGHTY BITTER LIKE CHOCOLATE AND HOPS.YUM.
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - SEP 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2003 Draught (can) : I served this pretty cool like it says to on the can. Dark brown, almost black due to the huge khaki head of fine bubbles blocking any light that might brighten the beer up. Kinda sour chocolate and coffee aroma. Tastes like you are sucking on a chocolate cloud. Really subtle milk choclate flavor the moment that it enters your mouth, subsides to a little nothingness before the finish. Very little after taste, but there is a bit of roasty bite and lingering mocha. Seems thin, but it acutally tastes and smells like chocoalte.
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The head on this beer takes well over a minute to settle out from the nitro can, and it stays thick and creamy throughout the entire time you drink it. When it is too cold, there is very little flavor. As it warms, the chocolate and earthy hops aromas arise. The flavor exhibits a bitter, dark chocolate or cocoa taste with roasted malt and a very thin yet creamy mouthfeel. It has a nice bitterness on the finish with a hint of sweetness and that dark chocolate note.
Kinz (3507) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark, dark, dark brown, some ruby around the edges, head didn't last at all. Draft. Some aroma of roasted malts, but not much. The flavor was of espresso and some milk chocolate. The finish comes up surprisingly short. I keep trying this beer every few years, and am always disappointed by the thin, almost watery, very short finish.
rlgk (13345) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black, with a brownish rich head. Aroma is cocoa and some banana. Flavor is chocolate, malty. Expected it to have more body. Looked better than it tasted.