Dragonblaze99 (354) - Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2001
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Extremely tasty, with nice balance between the chocolatey sweetness and bitterness, flavorful malts. A good dessert treat for a stout drinker. Won’t work well with food, though.
Pablo McStouthead (69) - L.A, California, USA - DEC 28, 2001
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dawghouse Brewers99 (91) - Exeter, California, USA - DEC 26, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extremely big long-lasting head. Dark and Chocolaty one of my favorite all-time Stouts. Too bad its only seasonal. A real delight to drink!
Wilecat (66) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2001
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
An extremely tasty beer, like having a dessert in a bottle. Great after meal drink on a cold night.
fuchebu (146) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2001
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a true delight for the stout drinker. Great one for dessert.
TheDarkertheBetter99 (27) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2001
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
When I first tried this beer, I was in shock. I expected a sickly sweet stout like Mackesons XXX, but to my surprise it was a bit bitter, like a good piece of dark chocolate. I LOVED this brew, and would always have some in my fridge, but sadly, I am a vegan and I understand they use lactose in it’s formulation, so I will refrain. For the general stout lover, this is a unique taste not to pass up. Definately a desert stout, as if that’s a big surprise. I agree with Canary Dog, if you want to turn someone onto stouts (particularly women), use this as your ice-breaker. Incredibly velvety and hardly any aftertaste.
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 2, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very thick, a must-try for stout fans. Smooth taste, the chocolate flavoring is just right. Unfortunately I didn’t quite finish my bottle when we arrived downtown for the night, so when we got there I had to dump it. But then I gave the bottle to a friend who is really good at throwing stuff, he launched it pretty far and it shattered impressively.
Kodos (200) - USA - NOV 18, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
ANything with chocolate in it HAS to be good, and this stout is no exception. I think ’double’ chocolate is an overstatement, but this beer does not disappoint. Trying this has peaked my interest to try other chocolate stouts.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this fantastic stout. I do not think it was anything remarkable, but it left me curious to try other chocolate stouts. This would be a wonderful dessert drink (especially after a heavy italian dish with a white sauce). Most likely I will buy this again (unless I find one that is better).
Sneevil99 (4) - USA - NOV 3, 2001 does not count
1.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Bland falls flat in your mouth .... would like more carb. in it can taste the alcohol