mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - OCT 14, 2004
Drank this with some wonderful dark chocolate. Opaque black with a moderate tan head. The aroma is very roasty with vague hints of chocolatey goodness. The chocolate becomes increasingly assertive as the beer warms. The roast prominent when cold correspondingly fades. Finishes with a very enjoyable lingering bitterness. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Bottle. Inky shiny black pour with a deep brown thick head. Flavor wise: okay, the chocolate is there. The bitter is there. What else? Well, not much. but that isn’t a bad thing. Big up front flavor that tastes like chocolat icing. Nice. Good bitterness with a big fat slap of chocolate malt. This is good. I dig this beer. pintbypint (3584) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
650ml brown bottle. Opaque black. Head is a fluffy rocky affair, dark tan in colour. Cascades aroma. Very smooth mouthfeel. Earthy flavour, accented by black coffee biterness and some chocolate sweetness. beanmedic (347) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2004
very dark colour, dark tan head. chocolate aroma very apparent. tastes of chocolate and coffe. very nice. Kevin (2199) - Montana, USA - OCT 8, 2004
bottle. black with a brown fat head. slightly bitter chocolate aroma.watered down bitter chocolate flavor also. leaves an oily mouthfeel. chocolate flavors dominate and linger. the bitterness is too strong in this and takes away from the enjoyment.
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Deep black motor oil in color and leaves a thin brownish head. Smell is delicious, roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate and roasty malt flavor. Spicy hop flavor also present. Full bodied palate and warming as it goes down. Thick coating on the throat. This is a really good beer to be enjoyed after a nice meal. Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Pitch black with a medium brown head. Beautiful! Mild sweet milk chocolate aroma with creamy tones. Chocolate, malt and dark fruit in the flavor. Some bitterness in there also. Long lasting bitter chocolate finish. A distinctive Rogue and a true delight to taste a chocolate stout where chocolate really is the penetrating ingredient. Sammy (12099) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2004
Very drinkable. Very natural and well rounded, not sweet nor bitter. Nicely hopped. RIch medium-full mouthfeel. zeppelinsoul (20) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2004
THIS IS THE CHOCOLATE STOUT. In all of my years I have not tasted its chocolatey equal. IF intense chocolate flavor is what you seek, seek no more. Very rich, thick, and satisfying. IT would probably go great with some ice cream, you can even make a float. Reminds this cowboy of marshmallows roasting over a FIRE. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2004
An excellent beer. Poured pitch black with a captivating dark tan head. Nice lacing throughout the session and nice head retention as well.
Awesome aroma. Truly smelled like a chocolate covered truffle. Absolutely fantastic!
Chocolate! Chocolate! The best chocolate stout I have ever had. Really does a favor to the style! Bittersweet chocolate destroys the hops that are fighting for survival. Some suddle coffee and toffee as well, but mainly just chocolate. This is a perfect dessert beer. Smooth and silky with a nice bitter finish.