herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - DEC 21, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark with just a hint of a garnet heart. Creamy tan head. Nose is reminiscent of the milk left after a bowl of cocoa puffs. Flavor is bitter chocolate all the way. Good at first but wears on you quickly.
BeerRhino99 (6) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2002 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great Stout, very rich and chocolaty. Not something you could drink too many of. Top Stuff
mribm (457) - Ocala, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured with practically no head, however it had a delicious chocolate aroma. The body was thin like others said, but it was a nice change. The flavor matched the aroma with the taste of chocolate. I would have preferred more hops in the finish, but overall, this was a GREAT chocolate stout.
ChristerL99 (17) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
OH MY GOD, while at first it’s hard to taste the chocolate, it is definately there, I recommend this beer for a football game, beer in one hand, chocolate chip cookie in the other. Can you say "heaven?"
Sammys (428) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An excellent stout, rightly named. Somewhat light body but very creamy and tasty. This is a beer that you want to taste slightly less than cold. I wonder if you could make a black and tan with this and Kilkenny Cream Ale or something, it might be interesting.
HoppyKev (50) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 14, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good stout, good really taste the chocolate flavors, tried it on tap, very good,very light mouthfeel, expected more body but, a good one nonetheless
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black color with a medium brown head. Bitter sweet chocolate flavors with a touch of roasted malts at the finish. It really pays to let this one warm as it grows increasingly rich and creamy and the chocolate bursts forward. A lighter body than I expected (but still appreciated).
mpbro (132) - Stanford, California, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2003 (need re-rate) Very nice stout. Unfortunately I poured it too cold,
and thus missed out on much of the aroma.
All-in-all, it's a wonderfully well-balanced beer.
Not as hoppy, or as complex as the 'Big,bad Stout' theme that
is en vogue among American craft brewers.
Has perhaps the 'perfect head', a creamy, persistent,
pretty, yet not over-the-top. I walked away
with a smile after drinking this one.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This screams chocolate but I found it too be too creamy and too smooth, almost like milk. A good stout, just not the one for me.