Evster64 (107) - Kempner, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2005 Wow, they’re not lying about the chocolate in this brew. ... Aroma, is nearly like sniffing a hershey bar. ... Appearance is an appealing black, with a thin head. ... Flavor is a rush of chocolate with a hop bite. ... Very dry on the palate, a bit too dry for my taste. ...Overall, a interesting beer, but I don’t believe I’d stock my fridge with it. After smelling it’s terrific aroma and seeing how beautiful it looked, its flavor left me a tad disappointed. marcus (10873) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 8, 2005
This dark brown ale poured with a nice tan head, eliciting a strong chocolate aroma. The flavor was primarily chocolate and coffee and was quite tasty. GiBrew (171) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 3, 2005
Pours Dark brown with a thick frothy tan coloured head. Aroma is quite complex: Sweet Milk chocolate, nuts, coffee and notes of hickory. Flavours are just as enjoyable - Chocolate, roasted malt and notes of coffee. Mouthfeel is very rich - almost like chocolate milk. Finish is fairly bitter with a hint of smokiness...Yummy! jefcon (1935) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2005
If there was an Iron Chef of brewing, and the secret ingredient was chocolate, this brew would wow the judges. Tons of chocolate on the nose. Sweet chocolate, swiss chocolate, Hershey’s cocoa, and oats, oats, oats! Impermeable dark brown beer with little to no head, but who cares? The chocolate is the star here. Tasting involves the nose as much as the palate. Hops up front, melding into a cake-like chocolate center. The earthiness of the oats rounds out the chocolate and malts finish the job. Palate is my only complaint. Not too creamy for a milk stout, and I miss the length of Mackeson in the olden days. But for the treatment of a single ingredient, this is a blue ribbon beer. Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2005
From bottle. Pours dark with lots of dark brown head. rich chocolate and roasted malt flavor, smooth palate feel.
chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 18, 2005
Cask (handpump) at GBBF, August 2005. Inky black colour. Massive chocolate in the aroma. Same on the palate. I don’t think I’ve ever had a beer so chocolaty. Creamy chocolate rather than bitter chocolate. Tastes a little artificial. Fortunately I like chocolate. It would be fair to say its a bit one dimensional. But I don’t care. I like it.
spikee (96) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - SEP 14, 2005
Pours shoe polish black with a tasty, chunky, quickly dissipating head. Absolutely silky smooth with a bit of fizz to add depth. Flavor of ultra sweet, ultra hefty, bittersweet chocolate with hints of roasted coffee, cookie dough and earthy grain. Leaves a tasty, bitter smack around the mouth. Excellent dessert beer. If Godiva Chocolatiers added a gourmet beer to their lineup, this would be it. eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2006 Yummy chocolate, in the aroma, in the mouth, in the whole ambience. Black in color, thin brown-sugar head, layers of bittersweet chocolate and coffee so complete it can stand in nicely for dessert or satisfy a raging chocolate craving. A girl beer? Maybe, but so? Tmoney99 (15130) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
Bomber bottle. Black color with moderate light brown head that diminished slowly and had good lacing. Complex sweet malt and chocolate aroma. Full body with a creamy texture. Good complex bitter chocolate and coffe flavor with a long bittersweet finish. Very good sweet stout. SB (334) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Bottle, 1 pint:
This is a perfect sweet stout and exactly what I would expect! Pours jet black, 1/2 inch tan head that lasted intil the last drop. Aroma is of strong coffee and chocolate. Taste is sweet and the alcohol is hidden by the strong chocolate tones of this stout. This is a great offering from Rogue and I will be enjoying more!