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. RogerBurks (45) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 11, 2005
My new favorite. Rich, creamy flavor that’s 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. 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. I’m a chocolate lover so this is perfect for me. It still maintains its beer shape though, it isn’t just a chocolate drink, its got some nice stout going on as well. Nice chocolate lace clings to the glass as it empties. qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Bottle, fairly dark beer with mild red tones, medium brown head, mild lacing, great aroma..smells like chocolate candy, great taste of chocolate too that leads into mild earthy notes. leads a little taste of hops in the aftertaste. 11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Bottle. A seriously nice chocolate stout. Huge chocolate aroma, smell is just delicious. Near black in color, Very nice brown head fades out and leaves a decent lace. Full bodied. Very smooth mouthfeel, silky. Taste is chocolate with just a hint of hops in the finish. Very nice.
hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Poured a dark, dark black with an averaged sized brown head. Milk chocolate aroma with roasted malts. Nice rich chocolate tastes. Lightly sweet with a light bitter finish. Very good chocolate beer. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2005
Pours very dark and oily, the way a good stout should be. Strong aroma with chocolate flowing through as if melded perfectly in this sweet blend. This was a real pleasure to have. The Rogue Brewery is definitely growing on me. I’m looking forward to sampling more of their brews. irishsnake (355) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 1, 2005
pours a slightly murky brown/black with a tan head that holds well. aroma is rich with chocolate, with some malty sweetness underpinning it. flavor is absolutely redolent of chocolate, with a nice creaminess from the oats, with the hops being perfectly understated. the beer finishes with an inviting dryness that makes finishing the pint a pleasure.
Tejas (1007) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 Well, if there’s one thing Rogue does exceptionally well is brew dark beers. This one is no exception. Intense chocolatey aroma makes me hungry. Sometimes this one is roasty & some sips are chocolatey but both are very smooth. Growing up a Texan, I’ve never been a huge dark beer fan but I crave this one. Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2005
YUUM. Pours really dark, somewhat thick. Can’t see through at all. Very nice aroma. Chocolately coffee aroma and taste. Tastes like fine roasted coffee.