RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmmmm, Chocolate. My first reaction; Chocolate syrup. And that’s a good thing! Smells great as well. Appearance is great, almost opaque in a glass with a dense head. Reminds me of chocolate milk (duh!). At times the alcohol/milk chocolate/carbonation taste does become akward.
Brew4Dug (139) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2002
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hand down the most original/uniquely brewed stout you can get your hands on. Magically delicious and a wonderful breakfast or dessert.
muzzlehatch (4422) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - OCT 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Have loved Youngs for years and years; surprised that I’m only getting to the bottled version of this now. Anyway, super-creamy medium-lasting brown-sugar head sits atop an opaque medium black body; nose is espresso chocolate, nice but not terribly strong. Flavor is somewhat wine-like, strong tannic wine-like, and the chocolate is certainly there but its not as sweet as I remember it, more bittersweet and pungent with strong roasted grain notes and bitter nuttiness. Fairly robust and bitter on the end. Good, though not as good as I remember from several months ago; my how fast we become picky and snobbish!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had in 17 oz bottle. Really thick and creamy. Black and small tan head. Taste is like velvet- so smooth- loaded with chocolate. Real chocolate as well as black malt- roasted barley adn chocolate malts. Surprisingly it stil had some bitterness to it- I donno if it is from hops or from bitter chocolate but it balances some of the overall sweetness. A unique beer. Good with chocolate.
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2004 RERATE Draft. Smooth. Minimal bitterness. Very enjoyable with scallops for dinner. OLD RATING: Widget Can. Creamy tan head stays intact for duration. Opaque dark brown body which rivals Mackeson. Goes down smoothly - a bit of that watery Guiness-esque mouthfeel. Thankfully is not heavy on the stomach so none of that bloatiness feeling. Nice roasty chocolate flavor that does not overwhelm. Tangy/bitterish aftertaste is most distinguishing taste characteristic. An above average chocolate stout. A few notches below Mackeson but better than that Guinness crap.
rolo99 (29) - USA - OCT 20, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very thick and creamy beer that tastes and feels similar to chocolate milk. Tastes great with dessert, unlike most other beers.
babycakes (24) - White Plans, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Silky-smooth, fudgy and creamy sweetness with chocolate bitterness. I also tasted a little bit ginger knid of flavor in it. Great beer.
djsun2599 (12) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2002
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
so yummy and not sweet. wonderful brew. btw I’m drinking the nitro can version...
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20