Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2005
Holey Chocolate Flavor!! This is superb. Deep dark opaque brown, milk chocolate colored head with a very fragrant chocolate aroma. Can’t really relate the aroma or flavor to any particular type of chocolate, best I can do is say that the true essense of what makes chocolate great is beautifullly presented in this stout. Flavors complement each other very well, slight bitterness to balance the sweet barley and oats. Simply marvelous. Cheers turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2005
I’ve been trying to find this beer for some time now and found it a Papago!
Bottle pored black with a huge chocolate head that diminished slowly with good lacing on the glass.
Aroma was of chocolate, roast and cofee.
Flavor was very good! Easy drinking roast chocolate with a bitter malty finish.
This beer tasted better as it warmed and my next bottle will be poured at room temp. biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Nearly black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of carob and raisens like a raisenette. Luxurious body with a smooth, slightly burnt finish. Amazing gustatory aroma, with the raisenette quality seeping into the sinus. The flavor is like a powdery Hershey’s syrup. darkstar (69) - Eureka, Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2005
Jet black appearance. Nice light brown head slowly diminishing. Roasty flavor with the obligatory chocolate. Came off a little flat when compared to a Sam Smith or Bell’s. ClarkVV (6757) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2005
2004 bomber. Fantastic pour as usual, per Rogue. Bottle conditioned, unpasteurised, tons of sediment and a creamy, tan colored head. Aroma hints at the chocolate, with minor notes of roast, yeast and barley. Not much hops apparency in the nose, and as I drink it, not much hops apparency in the flavor either. Which is fine with me. Strange, though, because it says this has 69 IBUs. Starts out with a very light mocha coffee flavor, some roasted barley notes emerge, followed by a light chocolate syrup flavor. Finish has yeast, mineral water, some chalk and more roast and chocolate. Altogether, the chocolate is well-controlled, with no syrupy sweetness or artificial flavors, but the body is very light for a stout. I agree exactly with bitter, if they would have upped the OG a bit more, it would have made this much more satisfyingly stoutish. I think I prefer the more complex, salty, roasty Shakespeare.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JAN 31, 2005
poured ebony opaque with a tan glumpy head. nose mostly of coffee toffee and droste cocoa. this dominates the palate at the tip of the tongue gives the sweet chocolate we were looking for and as the silkiness slips back towards the palate you get a slight bittering and roasted dark malt feel. slight greasiness. i felt if they would of kicked up the original gravity a bit more would have made this good beer much bigger. GuilTTy (733) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Deep brown with a lasting khaki head and medium lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel & roasted malt. Smooth chocolately flavor with hints of toffee, vanilla & a little dark fruit. Lasting but clean finish with a mild bitter layer. Very nice. RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasty, chocolate aroma. Not my favorite kind of beer, but Rogue was able to do the chocolate flavor without going too overboard. Good balance, with some bitterness in the finish. jus10cider82 (67) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 29, 2005
very very dark with decent tan head chocolate everywhere smell/taste/aftertaste
a little bitter in the end...i like this beer quite a bit...was not disapointed (pint 6oz bottle) BennyTicklez (621) - USA - JAN 29, 2005
On tap: Cap City Diner. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Huge chocolate aroma, biggest chocolate I have ever smelled on a beer. Flavor is, well, more chocolate. Smooth and creamy. This beer is dangerous because it doesnt really even taste like a beer. A chocolate lovers dream come true.