GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - SEP 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think this is the best Chocolate stout out there. The coffee flavor was very good but the chocolate touch put this over the edge. Very good.
Sully (1380) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Michael Jackson suggests that this can be consumed with chocolate. Yep makes sense to me. This is a fantastic stout with silky softness on the nose and a great warming mouthfeel. The roasted and real chocolate tones are quite evident as is the undertone of noble hop. A delightful beer that I would love to drink more of, unfortunately at $10 a bottle this is only a once in a while treat.
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - SEP 16, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
looks good, smells good. thankfully not a gross sweet chocolate malt. nice classy chocolate flavour and smooth palate
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2004 This stout has a very distinctive chocolate flavor and medium head. I would try this one again.
biomechanic (55) - Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a nice surprise! It has a velvety texture and chocolate flavor all around. Not as strong as I expected, also has a medium head and decent aroma. Will buy again.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
not a fan of stouts usually but this was tasty. taste of dark chocolate and black coffee. the color reminded me of hershey's syrup. when drinking this, all i could think of was an excellent "dessert" beer. it would be great to sip on after a several course meal.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2004 Poured with a great head for a stout. Smelled deceptively of bitter dark chocolate. Taste sweet chocolate, cream, and mild hops. Not overdone. Balance was great; texture superb. I felt like chewing at some points, and the finish was thick but not coating. (Forgot to brush my teeth at the end of the night and didn't wake up with a fuzzy mouth. If that's not an indication of a good finish, I don't know what is!). Overall, a nice drinking stout, but I would have preferred the chocolate more defined and robust. This beer's strength lies in its mellowness and balance. It's just not aggressive enough.
Yeastmaster (44) - USA - SEP 3, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Easier to drink than higher alcohol chocolate stouts. Aftertaste is much stronger than mid-swallow taste and is dominated by an artificial, candy-like flavor. I want to be more impressed by this beer, but am not.
r464 (2257) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2004 A great stout. Creamy and flavorful, with chocolate, coffee flavorings. Dark as night. Great to sip at night. May be "too chocolatey" for some, and I don't make it a regular thing...
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - AUG 28, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great and unforgettable stout. Complex chocolate flavors with notes of roasted coffee beans, milk and caramel.