PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2004
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Dark brown (black) stout with beige coloured head. Somewhat low carbonation. Black currant in the nose. Rich flavour with lots of chocolate (sic), more black currant, hints of coffee and a touch of hops in the finish. Traces of (synthetic) vanilla? Smooth palate. Overall a brilliant rich, full bodied, sweetish smooth stout.
PhrankSlovacek (54) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown, almost black with a brown thin head. Smells very tasty. Sweet, chocolate aroma. Creamy, rich, chocolate flavor with a sweet almost hot coco-like aftertaste. If you like beers with a chocolate taste, I highly reccomend this beer. It's really good.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2004
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown, with an aroma of dark chocolate. Wow...this is really chocolatey. Almost a little too sweet, actually. I'd prefer a little more hop to tone it down a little, but thats a minor complaint. This is one heck of a beer.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled: dark brown hues with a tan bubbly head that doesnt last long, like me. the smell is of droste cocoa or maybe jaques torres, but in a good way. if you want dessert not desert maybe you should hop on the chocolate train and take it for a ride. probably better in the can, could be a little more creamy for this choc feel. better then i thought it would be, the ladies like it too.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think I would have been okay with a single chocolate version. This stout is thick with chocolate and it dominates everything else. Also a little overly bright for my stout tastes. A great beer to try and probably have once in a while but not a regular in my line up.
jasonp (1573) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2005 ReRate; Bottle. Aroma of roasted malt, some mustiness and euro hops. The flavor is much more prominent than the nitro can version. Nice flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, coffee and wood. Nice creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.
In the can. Pours black with a light brown head. This tastes real good, like chocolate milk with alcohol but didn’t have enough kick for my personal taste. Very little if no carbonation. Perhaps my can was screwed up. Creamy mouthfeel but it seems too weak to me. It was a nice dessert though.
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 13, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A big beer, big tan head, big black body and big chocolate nose. Initial flavour of chocolate continues all the way before a slightly smokey bitter finish to balance the sweetness. My only bitch about this beer is the fairly thin mouthfeel - still a pretty damn good beer anyway.
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good roasted malt aroma with dark chocolate aromas. Light brown head that was very full and had great lacing. Black almost opaque color. Cocoa powder flavor with a good roasted malt taste following. An excellent stout, with a good twist by actually adding real cocoa powder for the chocolate taste.
PrimeMinister (138) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2004
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2005 Body is dark brown rather than black with a rather creamy body which seems typical of a sweet stout. There is a clear and definite chocolate aroma. However, this stout proves to be an incredible piece of art in it’s way to present a distinct chocolate aroma while still having a stout taste: it is finely balanced. Each mouthfull brought an instant orgasm to my tongue I must say. Very good product.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro can. Black in color with big nitro head. Roasted and slight chocolate nose and flavor. Not as much chocolate taste as I was expecting being a "Double Chocolate". The can had a brown film on the inside, chocolate?? I will have to try this again out of a bottle. All in all a well balanced stout.