badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2005
dark brown app with huge medium brown frothy head...aroma is full of roasted chocolate notes (not too complex but very appetizing)...flavor is quite similar, but has a metallic tinge to it that doesnt quite complement the aroma...not bad by any means Yampaman (1) - las vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 21, 2005 does not count
Dangerous beer for chocoholics. Tastes like a chocolate malt only less filling. I welcome the opportunity to taste this from the tap. This is just too near a desert beer for regular drinking. Eructoblaster (4175) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
Bottle - 650ml. Pours an opaque dark brown body topped with a huge bubbly/frothy brown head. Wonderful chocolate aroma with hints of coffee, biscuit and roasted malt. Taste is made of a well balanced mix of malty, hoppy, roasty and chocolate flavors that hides the alcohol more than fairly and leaves a long bittersweet finish. Outstanding! ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2005
Pours rich brown, dark mahogany and walnut head with tiny bubbles. Rich Nestle Quik chocolate drink aroma. Flavor is the same, with very tiny hop nose at the end of the swallow. Moutheel is creamyand rich, but not heavy--what I find to be the perfect velvet body for this style. I hope to enjoy this again. alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 22, 2005 Remarkable. Smells and tastes more like dark chocolate than any other beer I’ve tasted. A fantastic experience. Pours much like used motor oil. Light brown head. Lovely little bubbles. Body is thick - lacing the glass and leaving the bubbles behind. Initial smells are a bit of the roasted malts, mostly chocolate though. And after your first taste, all you smell or taste is the dark chocolate. It’s as if you took a piece of 80% cocoa lindt chocolate and just let it dissolve on your tongue. Delicious. I’m inspired to brew something similar.
xenthem0nk (101) - Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2005
On tap at Rogue Brewpub in Portland. Pours black, in the lighting at the pub. Had an awesome aroma of ....sweet chocolate. Great stout to have with vanilla icecream. Chocolatey taste with some bitterness after swallowing. Its not a HUGE stout by any means, but its the most chocolatiest I’ve had thus far. I will have it again. aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2005
I thought the aroma was not overpowering, but very delightful. Heavy scent of chocolate, smooth taste and wonderful mouthfeel, and a lovely chocolate-esque aftertaste. I loved this beer, and will be drinking it again when the occasion is right. ecbeerguy (86) - East Chicago, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2005
The taste is homebrew quality, albeit of the highest degree. I associate this taste with amatuers. It tastes okay, until the aftertaste kicks in. No appreciable aroma, and the appearance is nothing special. DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Dark brown with small head. The aroma is definitely chocolaty. There isn’t much hop bitterness apparent in the aroma but the roast & chocolate could be masking it. The flavor does have some hops to balance the malt and chocolate. If you want a chocolaty beer, get some of this one. Good beer. MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 3, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown body, tan head, good lacing on my glass. Aroma is nicely malty and kind of smoky, potent. Flavor is malty, lots of chocolate malt, smoke, hop bitterness, a good lingering chocolate taste in the finish. Smooth and creamy, good level of carbonation. Another great stout from Rogue, I’ve had the Shakespeare and have a bottle of the Imperial cellared away to eventually complete the trilogy.