mardermax (71) - santa cruz, California, USA - MAY 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle poured into tulip: poured a dark dark brown (close to black) with a thick tan head, which dissipated quickly. roasty smell and chocolate of course, but nothing that will blow you away. pretty mellow. tastes of chocalte but only a hint, not very up front. double chocolate? barely single chocolate. pretty smooth mouthfeel. pretty tastey, but not very impressed. if i want a chocolate stout i'd go for a rogue's.
gsteph (323) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby with creamy, frothy, caramel head that rose over the lip of the glass. I couldn’t hardly wait. Aromas of chocolate and coffee, typical. Coffee and chocolate flavors, mainly coffee. It was smooth but the flavor gave way relatively quickly. It was thin and watery. Not at all what I expected.
johndoughty (5006) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark appearance with a roasted chocolate taste that dominates.I had expected a lot from this one but for some reason it didn’t live up to my expectations.
Lacking in complexity and I am still not comfortable with chocolate flavoured beers. Still one worth trying - in my opinion Youngs make a great range of bottled neers. This is a good one but this is not one of their best.
JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro can. Pours an extremely dark reddish brown-no light coming through the glass. Pretty, foamy tan head that sticks around forever. Aroma is mostly barleys and chocolates, very light. Taste is a little sour, I think the can is the reason for that. Other than that, lots of warm chocolate flavors. Not great, I hear it’s better in a bottle.
uvajed (183) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2013 Makes me think of how roasted chocolate might taste; quite tasty. Very dark color, nicely frothy smallish head. Not something I’d kill for, as I prefer drier stout, but nonetheless this is spectacularly tasty.
freekyp (1949) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark opaque brown with large mountainous rocky tan head. Dark baker’s chocolate pervades the nose with little in the way of other aromas. Slightly thin, making it all the more drinkable, this stout is full of chocolate, but not as sweet as you might expect. Nice cocoa afteraste. Well balanced and not over the top given the name of the beer.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 15, 2006 Probably one of the best beers (regardless of style) you can get from a can. The same goes for its Oatmeal Stout brother. Pours very dark (nearly black) with a nice creamy light brown head. Aroma is primarily a sweet chocolate also accompanied by a faint roasted malt. Smooth and creamy on the palate. Predominately a mild chocolate flavor that is joined by just a hint of roasted malt in the aftertaste. An enjoyable drink.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2006 April 16th 2006 Re-rate
Widget can. Sweet chocolate malt aroma is low key, but pleasing. Deep black with a firm, lasting two finger thick creamy tan head. Fore is mildly roasty with some bitter burnt notes and sweet cocoa. Feel is quite creamy, but to my evolved palate the beer itself is pretty damn one dimensional. still tasty and something I’d order, but not the beauty I remembered.
From the bottle at Yeoman’s Road Pub. I’m starting to think I rate too easy, but this is yet another near perfect beer. I can’t think of anything disagreeable about this one.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost balck color, heavy sweet chocolat aroma and taste, full body, long sweet light dry finish. Like it alot, but to much chocolat for my taste.
desurfer (1290) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like a typical nitro stout, dark and flat with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Flavor is pretty nice, like a hershey bar with alcohol, with some notes of roasted coffee. Finishes thin and watery. I’ll have to try the non-nitro version sometime to compare.