goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2005
Poured a dark brown color with a brown head. Milk chocolate aroma. Chocolately flavor with a light roast and a bitter finish. GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2005
Aroma:cocoa,chocolate,light rosted malt...
Appearance:dark,good tan head...
Flavor:Rosted malt,cocoa,light biterness.... tlitt2 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 4, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2005 Bomber from Liqour Barn. Nice tan head, can already tell the beer has a nice texture from the pour. To me smells a lot like Rogue’s imperial porter; dark fruits and roasted malt. Tastes great. Fairly complex, really lovely subtle chocolate notes and a great bitter chocolate finish. Very pleased with it’s rich, smooth texture. Felt very full and not overly chocolatey. HopasaurusRex (195) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2005
Love this beer-stout and chocolate. I’m not sure I need the added chocolate, but still, its a lot of fun to drink. altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 4, 2005
Good stuff. Nice head, texture, aroma. A favorite of mine for many years now.
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - NOV 3, 2005
Bottle, from Grape Idea. Ok nose, sweet. Hot cocoa, cereal (wheaties) honey. Dark brownish black color, good head that slowly faded to a ring, then to nothing as it warmed. Bittersweet flavors, like aromas with a little seltzer and viney. Medium bodied, lite creamy mouthfeel, bitter dry powdery finish. Tasty brew. Grabbed this while investigating Grape Idea in Wayland MA. Easy to get to, yet hard to see as it is tucked away in the back of a place that look kinda like a house. Still deciding if it’s places worthy. NachlamSie (3483) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2007 bottle. It’s really nice that the pub near me in little, old Gatlinburg started carrying this. It’s my regular beer now and I’ve had a few times to revisit this. The pour is a nice very dark brown with a rocky tan head. It probably looks black in most normal light, but on the sun-shiny deck of the Fox & Parrot, I can see some brown. Aroma packs sweet chocolate, but then there’s the firm, bright hop presence. Same thing in the mouth: rich chocolate, some coffee, and a surprising amount of hoppy biterness for sweet stout. The chocolate flavor is notably distinct and intense. fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Dark brown medium foam with Hershey chocolate color. Beautiful bittersweet chocolate nose. Bitter aftertaste and first taste is chocolate sweet that modulates through a few changes on the palate before hitting you with the cascade hops. At Kappy’s Fresh Pond in Cambridge, MA. A bit bitter for a sweet stout. It grows on you though after a glass. Philip (436) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2005
Great stuff, not overpowering. Strong aromas of chocolate on the nose greet toasty oats on the palate. I think of this first as an oatmeal stout, send as a chocolate stout. One of my favorite under 7 ABV stouts. A nice sweet finish. If I were rating according to style, this would be in the 4.7 range. Better on tap from the times I’ve had it, but my rating is from an 04 bottle. ryananderson (74) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 Aroma is a bit funky with light milk chocolate, mild coffee, lightly malty and lightly hoppy. I think it is the yeast that makes the aroma slightly funky. Pours a huge frothy medium brown head which produces good lacing and is mostly lasting. For a chocolate stout the flavour is not very chocolately. The flavour is moderately bitter with an average length finish which is slightly dry.