NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Black as night with a quickly disappearing tan head. Nice to look at. Smell is also very nice, typically roasted smell, some chocolate, some hops in the back. Kinda reminds me of some of the Bell’s beers. On the tongue, comes across as slightly overcarbonated. Initial pretty sweet with an almost rootbeer like taste, though not THAT sweet. Some chocolate and coffee in the finish. Quite a nice beer. GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Surprisingly refreshing for such a decidedly dark beer. Black color w/ a deep copper head. Just a slight roasted flavor - almost a mild chickory. Modest carbonation note. Really a nice find - hope to try it on tap some day. SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2004
smooth and creamy like a milkshake. tastes of cocoa and coffee. just enough hops. turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2004
Bottle poured a dark black with great roasty aroma and flavor.
Roast malts and chocolate, medium body gets betteras it warms up. Sven (229) - Lancaster, California, USA - NOV 28, 2004
Muddy brown body below an average tan head. Nice vanilla, chocolate, mocha and malt aroma. Good hop balance, with a bit of hop aftertaste. Another qulity brew from a California Micro Staple.
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2004
Pours black with a thin brown head. Not much aroma, I could smell just enough not to know what it smelt like ( it may have been too cold ). It did have a very nice thick and creamy palate with flavors of chocolate, coffee, and malt.
A very good beer. MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - NOV 18, 2004
chocolate,coffee,and butterscotch on nose,and taste.Very impressive sweet stout if not a lil’ underrated.
Anderson valley is fast becoming one of my favorite breweries. JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2004
Pitch black with a thick tan, fast fading head. AAThin lace. Aroma of coffee, cola, dark chocolate, and light roasted barley. Flavour is fairly straightforward, some coffee, a bit of herbal mintiness and an intense roasty finish. Nice body and shows a touch of acidity on the finish. Well-crafted. hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2004
Poured a dark black with a smaller brown head. Aromas of mocha chocolate with hints of coffee. Some oatmeal comes through in the tastes. Lightly bitter. Overall a decent Oatmeal Stout. Suttree (6358) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 6, 2004
Yummy. Black with a tan head. Wonderful mocha coffee aroma. Big chocolate and coffee flavors, plus pie crust and toast flaovrs. Merest hint of bitterness. Take the $16.00 you would have spent on the SA Chocolate Bock and buy 4 of these. You’ll be better off.