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RATINGS: 2550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Ebony in color with a rich creamy head. The mellow flavor of oats, chocolate malts, and real chocolate are balanced perfectly with the right amount of hops for a bittersweet finish. Chocolate Stout is brewed with 10 ingredients: Northwest Harrington and Klages, Crystal 135-165 and Beeston Chocolate Malts, Cascade Hops, Rolled Oats and Roasted Barley, Natural Chocolate Flavor, Free Range Coastal Waters and PacMan Yeast.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hobgoblin (163) - St-piphane, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 24, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2006 Bottle. Deep black color and foamy tan head. Smeels like chocolate, yeast and hops. The taste, yummy, chocolate, cocoa, roasted oats, nice carbonation, good bitterness. The best chocolate stout i ever tasted. Stout de couleur noire opaque, avec un gnreux collet brun. Au nez, le chocolat est prdominant mais jai galement relev lodeur de la levure, typique aux bires de type Belge et odeur de houblon. Got de chocolat, cacao, avoine grill, bonne amertume et pas trop lev en gaz carbonique. La meilleur stout au chocolat que jaie got jusqua maintenant.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 23, 2005
I didnt really like this one, but having said that, I recognise its greatness. It certainly tastes like a chocolate bar, but is this a good thing? I dont know, I just wasnt feeling this one, although I may very well give it a reprieve at another time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
lamas (1630) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 22, 2005
22 oz. bottle. Pours jet black with thick brown fluffy head. Aroma is malty and roasty and only slightly of bittersweet chocolate. Toward the bottom of the glass the aroma of chocolate is more apparent. Taste is very roasty and of bittersweet chocolate. Finish is bitter and hoppy. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
Pours black with a dark tan head which doesnt hang around for too long. The aroma of chocolate and expresso can be detected while pouring and is very present as you bring the glass towards you at every sip. The taste has the perfect balance of bitter chocolate, expresso and some hoppines. Unique and incredible in every way, my fave stout but Id love to compare it next to a Victory Storm King Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimweebs (163) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 19, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2009 This beer is absolutely amazing. Wow. Beer for dessert anyone? Nice dark color with a thick head. This beer is thick, smooth, chocolatey, with a nice bittersweet finish. I think this might be my fav beer to drink in the winter time... Re-rate: Had from bottle. This beers flavor comes out better on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 18, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2005 Rerate 10/22/05... Poured a dark brown color with a small chocolate head.. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate.. Flavor followed suit with light roasted flavor and some chocolate and cream.. Good stout but had rated at 4.4 and dont feel it is that good my second time around.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Hotspur2001 (44) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2005 My #1. Chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate. For the English among us, this tastes like Smarties (not the smarties that Americans know). Wonderful chocolate aroma, chocolate taste all the way through. The most chocolatey beer out there.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2005
My new favorite. Rich, creamy flavor thats not too sweet. Great maltiness with a little roasty edge. Earthiness is imparted in its aroma and palate. A truly great one from one of the best breweries on the planet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 11, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 22oz bottle, pours a thick chocolate, with nice frothy head. Smells wonderful, like mocha. Nice rich chocolate flavor. Finishes nice and bitter. Im a chocolate lover so this is perfect for me. It still maintains its beer shape though, it isnt just a chocolate drink, its got some nice stout going on as well. Nice chocolate lace clings to the glass as it empties.

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