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RATINGS: 545   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A richly textured and roasty stout with a boost of bitter and charismatic flavor from the addition of fine dutch cocoa in the mash.
Current advertising is 5% ABV

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3.6
jgb9348 (6329) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 17, 2004
Pitch black coloured body with a dark brown head. Aroma of nice roasted malt, big chocolate and coffee scents. Medium-bodied; Strong dark chocolate (~77% cacao) tastes with a good coffee presence as well. Aftertaste very bitter and strong, but also remarkably pleasant! Overall, a nice beer-I’m very happy that i’m able to try it! Good chocolate and coffee tastes run throughout this beer and it should be sampled if available! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased at BevMo in Danville, California on 10-December-2004.

3.7
giarcsr (104) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2004
nice roasty chocolate aroma with a solid roasty malt chocolate flavor. Good beer.

3.5
cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - NOV 27, 2004
11/27/04. Poured out of 12 oz. bottle, bought at Hi-Times Wine in Costa Mesa, CA some time in April or May 2004. Extremely dark, opaque black with coffee brown edges. Dark tan-brown head that lingers in a thin dusty film. Lacing is pretty decent where it sticks, but isn’t quite enough. Aroma is of rich, dark chocolate with a hint of espresso bean and nice, rounded roastiness. Slight cocoa butter, and faintly biscuity. Not quite as strong as I’d like either, but it’s quite nice nonetheless. Flavor has unsweetened chocolate, still with that espresso bean hint (now accentuated by a slight burnt acidity), and dark roasted malt with a touch of toast. Seems a little bit weak, but it’s not bad. Finish gives a bit of a cotton flavor with a touch of acrid bitterness. The beer starts out promising, but gradually gets weaker bit by bit. Somewhat oily mouthfeel with smooth body and lightly drying, medium-short finish. Sticky on the lips, but strangely waxy and coating in the mouth. Pretty decent beer, and it’s definitely drinkable, but I’m not a huge fan.

4
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2004
Darkness, utter darkness, black as she gets, with a lush, creamy tan head, very attractive... deep roastiness, rich and bitersweet, espresso tones, and chocolate all over the place.. huge in the mouth, full bodied, vast mouthfeel, though the chocolate taste is minor, compared to something like Rogue or Young’s...wait, I take that back, sorry, it’g getting stronger now...funny how that works...no, it’s getting rather thick now...yum, this is quite a delicious choco-stout. If you can get one near you, what’s your excuse? This is bottled ecstacy.

3.7
Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 8, 2004
black as can be with a small head that didnt stick around for to long.lovely aroma or roasted coffee,malts.the flavor was excellent.roasted coffee,and malts again.as well as a lttle hops.this is great!

3.7
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 28, 2004
Pours a black brown color with light brown head. Lots of head. Aroma is of choclate and roasted malt. Flavor is carbonated and full of choclate (of course). Also picked up toffee, hops and bitter. Like drinking a cold Mocha. Palate is bit thin for my taste. Overall a nice brew. Thanks to PPP63 for this tasty brew!

3.9
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2004
Poured black with a small lasting tan head. Smells of bitter chocolate, coffee and coal. Flavor is good, burnt chocolate with a nice bitter finish. Thick body with just the slightest bit of carbonation for a wonderful stout mouthfeel. Nice dark bitter chocolate finish.

3.8
IndianaRed (4794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Bottle Pours a very dark bown with a small tan head that setles into a fine ring that is maintained indefinately. Spotty lacing. Aroma is a delicious, chocolatey, molasas, with a hint of espresso and plenty of dark roasted grain. Flavor is a much more bitter and hopy than the aroma led me to expect. Fairly well balanced but strong. Finish is bitterswet chocolate and dry.

4.1
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2004
Tar black body with a nice light brown head. Roasted malt, coffee and sweet chocolate in the aroma with a slight tone of alcohol. Flavorfull and smooth. Bitter hoppy with a sour citrusy finish. Dark roasted malt and coffee notes. Smooth and tasty.

3.2
3fourths (9350) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 11, 2004
Dark brown with a very thin light caramel colored head. The nose is a distinct chocolate malts and milk chocolate aroma, but also has some fuesal and vegetable-like off aromas. Medium body, semi-sweet chocolate chip flavors throughout, but a little sickly sweet in the finish with some grainy vegetable flavors... this stout demands a thicker body and more smoke. The lingering coating of the mouth resembles unsweetened bakers chocolate.


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