kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 17, 2005
Cask (GBBF): Black with a huge tan head. Bitter coffee/choc flavour. Loads of cocoa in the aroma. Medium bodied, quite nice, but nothing exceptional. hurleymanvw (101) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2005
Maybe i missed something but i wasne’t much of a fan. It wasen’t a terrible beer but i had heard it hyped and didn’t see it. Good color but the not one i have much to say about. Quiver (140) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2005 Chocolate is not over baring... 22oz is a perfect service size. Would not suggest drinking large amounts of this. Like all of Rogue’s beers, this one is smooth, malty, with a sweet chocolate start, and finishes with a smooth rosted and ever so slightly hoppy finish to break the sweetness. kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2005
22 oz bottle, cellared for about 1&1/2 years. Pours a nice thick black pint with a craggy chocolate brown head. Smells wonderful with lots of roasted barley and chocolate. Had to get my nose in there real deep to suck up the wonderful aroma. Thick full-bodied mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. Packed full of flavor, reminds me of dessert in a glass. The chocolate really comes out in this brew but not in a sickening sweet way. The finish hangs out for a long time and sets you up for the next sip nicely. This is one of my favorites, I’ve been drinking this for about 3 years since I tried it at a beerfest where it was served by the woman on the bottle herself. Cellaring has certainly not hurt this one. I find that it has led to a lot of sedimentation that has left the beer a lot brighter and cleaner tasting. This one deserves a try if you come across it. billk (353) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Tap. Had this in a sampler yesterday. I didn’t take notes but remember a black color with a good sized brown head. The flavor was rather sweet chocolate and dark roasted malt with noticable alcohol that fit in well. It had a flavor like a chocolate liquer cordial. It was interesting but a bit too sweet for me and the body was a bit lighter than the Mudshark porter I consumed just before it.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Wow, I like this. Pours opaque. The chocolate is present in all aspects of the beer, but is balanced well. It would make a good dessert, for it’s a better food complement than a "drinkin’ beer." BeerHawk (1811) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - AUG 8, 2005
Bottle: Poured ink black in color with an nice, creamy, chocolate ice cream colored head that left good lacing. To the nose, the aroma was sweet milk chocolate and brown sugar oatmeal. The taste was malty with a light bitterness but moderate flavors of coffee and chocolate. Full, creamy body. Great beer for after dinner. AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2005
Pours chocolate syrup dark, with no head to speak of. Aroma is chocolatey and slightly bitter. Mouthfeel comes on thick, then thins out. Bitter chocolate taste. Not very sweet to me. Though there’s not a real head on it, the carbonation is still there, for a pleasant tickle on the tongue. A good beer, worth a try. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2005
dark and rich -- sweet chocolate flavor from start to finish. Sweet after taste. this is a great dessert beer. Not good forthe ’lets get drunk night’. save it for a speicial time SuIIy (1984) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - AUG 6, 2005
Bomber. Pours an oily black with a foamy, fizzy tan head. Nose is like a chocolate tootsie roll pop. Taste is chocolate, (dark, sweet, hot fudge) with some small coffee notes. My palate felt as though dried cocoa powder residue was clinging to the inside of my mouth.