Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - JAN 2, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful black/ruby color with a lush oily tan head. Chocolate nose (saw that one comeing) with some dry stout roastieness. More chocolate with dry coffee in the mouth but a little thin feeling and some acridness in the finish. Good but needed a bit more oomph.
stoutosaurus (157) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
What a sexy beer.
Brewster (29) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Nothing gets perfect but this is close.
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2004 Very light, smooth drinking beer with more creamy overtones than chocolate - reminds me of some of the irish cream stouts. Not a lot in the flavor department but very drinkable. I could put back a few of these in one sitting, unlike some stouts.
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black as tar and almost as thick. Brown head with large bubbles. Musty malt aroma. Malt taste up front with a chocolate finish. Suprisingly not overly sweet. Lingering chocolate aftertaste. Smooth and creamy palate, quite easy drinking.
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 Also my second try of this beer. Saw the reviews and thought there must be something I missed. Good roasted flavor, sweet. Good beer, but not that memorable.
brian1233 (30) - North Augusta, South Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Second time to try this beer. First was on tap, this one out of the bottle. The bottled version did little to improve my initial impression. Not as chocolatey as I had expected (try Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout or Rogue Chocolate Stout). Actually, it is a very mild stout. Not as full bodied as I would like in a stout. Good, but nothing spectacular.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slight chocolate aroma, deep brown with a huge long lasting cappuccino head. Chocolate, some coffee and roasted hops bitterness. Fairly smooth and creamy. Good, but I’d like more of a chocolate taste.
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