Admiral (524) - Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not bad at all; a wonderful take on the sweet stout genre, with a nicely balanced creamy chocolate flavor.
tourette (211) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great, yummy, chocolaty. Its been on sale in my area recently too, so I’ve been indulging often. :)
kilgore41599 (98) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good solid stout. I would like to try it on tap sometime, but cannot find it anywhere.
estoppel (1028) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
I think I’ll have my girlfriend try this - she hates beer (called Guinness ’vile’), but loves chocolate. I liked it, although I wouldn’t drink more than two at a time.
AlGreen99 (33) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Im not a huge chocolate fan, that is why this lacks in my flavour department. Other than the extremely apparent chocolate taste it also has a sweet after taste. Hard to drink more than two in a row.
Chasboy99 (6) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2002 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
As a chocoholic, its hard for me to not love this beer. I find it just does everything right, and the color is great. I think it has now surpassed Celebrator as my new favorite.
sockeye (4) - USA - FEB 17, 2002 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I agree with DrBeer. I am in love with this beer. Rich and chocolatey with a strong coffee note, beautiful deep black hue. Nice malty aroma, lovely thick mouthfeel. The perfect beer for a cool winter night.
RedTickBeer (39) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - FEB 17, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smelled great, tasted pretty damn good too. As stated in previous reviews a definite bitter chocolate flavor is present. Malty, rich, and creamy. I definitley will drink again. A fantstic stout and a really good beer overall.
beerstop (173) - Roanoke, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2003 Weak flavor compared to other stouts I've tried, but still nice undertones of chocolate and roastiness (is that a word?). Slight bitterness. Less than medium body (otherwise I would've rated higher).
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2004 Mmmm, this was very good, wonderful dark appearance, hints of chocolate abound. A very good stout. A think this would be the perfect 'dessert' to end a great meal