UnsofistaCat (241) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2005 Smells like a scratch-and-sniff sticker from the mid 80’s. Yellowish head that disappears quickly…a dark stout. Tootsie roll taste that gets smashed by bitterness. After reading reviews, I actually thought it would be more coo-coo for coco puffs in flavor. This isn’t bad, but I would drink a Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout over this any day. beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2005
650 mL brown bottle purchased from Armanetti’s, Mundelein, IL. Black hued stout having a small diminishing light brown head with good lacing. Succulent aroma bouquet of chocolate, espresso and raisin. Full bodied with smooth creamy texture that starts with sharpness and slight sweet roasted malt with hints of dark chocolate, espresso and raisin. Finishes dry with lingering bitterness. An excellent chocolate stout, one of the best that I’ve tried so far. Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Well think of chocolate milk and then think of how chocolate beer would taste and this is it. Pretty good stuff. barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2005
(draft) A fantastic beer, from the intense chocolate syrup aroma through the creamy mouthfeel to the delicious finish. Beyond yummy. puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 Dominated by chocolate, rather unfortunately I guess. Aroma and taste are both overrun by it, which blocks out some nice hops in the flavor and more complexity in the aroma.
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2005
Beautiful dark colored body, light brown head. Heavy chocolate aromas, with roast malts and coffee. Bitter sweet. Taste is of mocha, chocolate. Very nice. Roasted hints and a very well rounded chocolate finish. kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Poured out like motor oil, thick and blackish-brown with a thick light brown head. The aroma was heavy with chocolate and roasted malt with some hints of coffee. The initial flavor is bitter hops, roasted malt and burnt toast. That later gives way to some caramel and a nice, rich milk chocolate finish. Nice and full on the palate. This is the best I’ve tasted thus far from Rogue, outstanding on a warm Thanksgiving afternoon here in Tampa. Paskal (146) - La Prairie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
Bouteille-Noire pas de mousse consistante. Arôme et goût chocolaté. Très gazeuse. Rondeur pleine bouche. Excellente!--Bottle-Black with no head. Chocolate aroma adn taste. Fizzy. Full mouth palate. Excellent one! Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2005
Pours black with a thin choco colored head. Smells of chocolate and coffee. Has a very rich and sweet chocolate taste. A very nice sweet stout indeed and it washes down smooth to boot. Grandpa (327) - Verona, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2005
A big, brown head over a dense black brew. The head was tight bubbled, creamy and long lasting. The head alone had a light chocolate flavor, a precursor things to come. They didn’t come. It was a tad too hoppy to the detriment of the malt and chocolate flavors, slightly out of balance. The chocolate malt was there but it didn’t come through sufficiently. Too bad, it started off good.