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RATINGS: 2551   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2004
Pitch black pouring it out, then big frothy brown head, great flavor , taste like coffee sometimes, taste like chocolate at other times, great all the way through and very drinkable, will get again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2004
22oz Bottle. The darkest, blackest beer I ve ever seen. Pours with a thick brown, diminishing head. Only the slightest sweetness followed by a rich, bitter chocolate and hop combination. Thick, smooth body. Im not sure the cascade hops are the best choice for this one, their citrusy flavor seems to clash a bit with the smooth chocolatey flavors. THe finish is long and bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
want2party (6) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 29, 2004 does not count
I really like this and I usually hate chocolate in any form. Better than the Rogue Hazelnut. Pours nice and thick with a great color.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2005 Original Rating 97-5-7-3-15=3.7): Powdered cocoa aroma. Opaque dark brown, almost black, with generous, large-bubbled, brown head that recedes slowly with some decent lacing. Chocolate flavour has plenty of underlying roastiness and a fair bitterness. Grapefruit hop flavour melds with the flavours nicely. Even the aftertaste is complex with light underlying sugary sweetness to the lasting roastiness and subtle hop bitterness. Somehow the flavours never seem to be playing together for me. It seems discordant despite having so much going on. Medium body with decent carbonation that engages the front and sides of the tongue. Bottle.
Rerate (7-3-6-2-13=3.1): Huge cocoa, chocolate, marzipan aroma is quite appealing. Opaque black body with low tan head that recedes to ring. Cocoa-like chocolaty sweetness is offset by a pleasant roasty bitterness. Medium body is somewhat sticky perhaps owing to low carbonation. Cask at GBBF 2005.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emc1683 (7) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2004 does not count
Being my first chocolate beer, I didnt know what to expect. Poured out very dark, couldnt see light through it. Dark brown head. Very chocolatey smell. Taste starts off nice and sweet, hoes to quite a bitter taste. Overall I would say a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chandernagor (39) - Oak Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Pours a black opaque color, with a creamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate liqueur, brown sugar and vanilla. Taste is CHOCOLATE, a very good rich creamy one (starts like a milk chocolate and gets slowly closer to a bitter dark one), with a touch of coffee and vanilla, and a nice subtle hoppy touch in the finish. Gentle carbonation and a creamy almost chewy mouthfeel. I agree that this is quite one-dimensional since the chocolate screens out the rest, but its such an unusual one dimensionality!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dermis (20) - Monona, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Pours black with brown head. Smells just like Hersheys powdered coco. Medium bodied unsweetened chocolate flavor ending with nice bitter hops. Avery nice stout. Great with a piece of chocholate cake!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2004
22oz bottle. Guinness sloped pint glass. 48 degrees on glass #1(cellar temp), 52 degrees/ glass #2. This poured BLACK. I held it right up to 3 60W bulbs on a mirror and I got no color except for a dark red halo on the bottom of the glass. That last other two beers I tasted tonight had no heads so I poured glass #1 a bit too hard and got a HUGE head that was fun to watch fall into billowy, cloud-like shapes. #2 poured a nice 2 finger head that stuck around for a miute or two and left me with a nice "coating" head. Head was mocha brown. I got nice lacing throughout the glass. The nose is roasted malt, extra bitter 70% chocolate with some tart fruit undertones. The nose was much more pronounced on glass #2, no doubt because of the raise in temp. Roasty flavor, a hint of turkish coffee, and extra-bitter 70% chocolate that melds into a sweeter (bittersweet, not sweet) chocolate taste. Some backing hops that give it orange peel? notes . Dryish finish that ends with the return of the 70% chocolate. Good/not great mouthfeel, almost like skim chocolate milk with a tiny espresso shot. Neat brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
SDalkoholic (2375) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 16, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2006 By smelling the aroma on this baby my mouth has begun to already salivate. It reminds me of a moist German chocolate cake. Pitch black and a pinky/tan head that leaves behind a minimum amount of lacing. Flavor is easy on the tastebuds and palate. Some chocolate, vitamin D milk, and little hint of coffee bean used. Oily texture and little bit creamy, very well rounded. YuMmy! Update 11-4-06 from a 4.2 rating now to a 4.8

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Black. A 100 watt bulb will not shine through a 3 inch collumn of this stuff. Thick, foamy head that lasts. Nose is chocolate and juniper berries, olives. Flavor is intense chocolate with plum/prune overtones, and a chalky beginning. Finishes lingering chocolate.

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