LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Best Stout I've ever tasted, smooth and easy on the palate. It has a bitter choc taste, it became more flavorsome as it warmed.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black beer with tan head. Malty sweet aroma. Sweet smooth flavor . Has a fairly distinctive chocolate malt flavor, but if this beer were as good as the name is, it would easily be in the top 50.
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 1, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured pitch black, red lining when held to light. Aroma sweet malts, chocolate, coffee and thin hops. Flavor is very good, fairly well balanced with more malts than hops. Lots of chocolate, raisens, very nice dark chocolate aftertaste. Thick and creamy palate. An impressive stout.
dragon6103 (4) - Ripon, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nitro can- I had my doubts about another 'chocolate' stout, but was pleasantly surprised. Poured beautifully with a nice light brown head that stayed with it until the last drop. Nice chocolate aroma (I thought chocolate milk, my wife thought dark chocolate), with a slight dough aroma. We both got a bit of vanilla and red wine also. The lacing wasn't impressive, but it had a nice thick, creamy body with soft carbonation, but a slightly metallic/watery finish. Overall quite good though, maybe the uniqueness is what got me.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2004 Not too chocolatey, especially since that is supposedly the selling point. But its an overall fine brew.
MUCH MUCH BETTER IN THE CAN WITH THE WIDGET. IT COMES ALIVE. Rating for that one is at least 4.
mullet (849) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Maybe I was drinking it too cold (stupid winter) but I didn't detect ANY chocolate flavour or aroma, which is disappointing considering the selling point of the beer. I would say it was a nice English sweet stout (not my favourite style). Fair bit of sweetness, not overly roasty with quite a minerally bitterness.
EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2004 really very wonderful. although they, and everyone, makes a big deal about it containing chocolate, doesn't taste like candy, or much sweeter than most very dark stouts. not overly dry though, none of the powdered coffee taste of sierra nevada or cooper's. wonderfully full in mouth, and dry enough to have another. :re-rate, from the draft cans is very smooth and delicious. i usually don't like the watery nature of the nitrogenated beers, but this one works great, and i think i will drink it as such in the future
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours darkest brown with faint ruby highlights when held to the light. The thick brown head lasts and lasts but the lacing is minimal. Aroma of bitter chocolate, toasted bran muffin, spice and dark roasted coffee. Flavor is dark chocolate, sweet burnt malts with a bitter hop finish - becomes more complex and delicious as it warms. Thick body with a creamy mouthfeel. Nice.
roomtempbeer (185) - Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2003 From a can, this beer pours (in Chimay glass) a light chocolate milk color giving way to a solid black inpenatrable by light with a 1/2 inch solid, off-white, silky-creamy head. Aroma is of molasses, toffee, coffee, chocolate. Beer looks absolutely perfect for drinking. Flavor is a bitter dark chocolate giving way to a milk coffee with malt. Beer is not effervecent and the consistency is very thin - like water. Excellent beer. Terrific!! I could drink this forever. Best beer I've ever had from a can. Sampled at 72 degrees Fahrenheit.
lipskin (38) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! This stuff is great! I found out that one of my usual hang-outs has it so I tried one last night. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, very complex. This one's a winner.