beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 9, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color, a medium sized cascading head. Aroma is chocolaty. Nice a chocolaty. Like drinking a chocolate milkshake, except it a beer. The sweetness of the chocolate malts is intensified by the additions of real dark chocolate. Sweet and malty, yet there is some hop bite. Very smooth, creamy tasting stout. Great desert beer, or a great stout on a cool winter evening. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
So smooth and silky, dark, and yes chocolate. Bitter nose. Try one with a chocolate-choclate chip cookie. holy crap!
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Whoa talk about heavy on the chocolate this one can’t be beta aroma,flavor and finish all chocolate what a brew
Darkover (1527) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 7, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2007 Chocolate aroma, dark black with a big tan head, pretty heavy lacing. Flavor of roast and chocolate with a creamy finish. Much better than the canned version
hieronim (15) - Schenectady, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2002
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Talk about chocolate! Very sweet, take small sips and enjoy it. Good warm or cold, best if somewhere in between.
PTomkinson (50) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Probably drank too cold. Apparent chocolate taste. I think I should have purchased the bottled version.
lassewan (44) - Borlänge, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hot chocolade. Could be tomouch at the wrong moment. But one big glass at christmas is a ok.
jbrus (4991) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - DEC 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black chocolate aroma and a hint of lactic. Black color, light brown head, good lace. Moderate sweet, very much chocolate, light roasted. Coffee and bitterness in the finish. Very nice beer but there are better stouts and better beers by Young.
ucsbdude (68) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - DEC 4, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smooth as silk.Dark, rich flavor.The chocolate is gently presented with hints of caramel and coffee.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2002
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is an extremely rich and very delicious stout. The chocolate flavor is pulled off very well and mixes nicely with this superb ale. Not too roasted tasting, just creamy.