EtownEraser (63) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2004
Bottle. Dark brown color with a medium light brown head. You can actually smell the chocolate mixed with the hops. The initial taste in bitter sweet chocolate moving to the nice hoppy finish. The chocolate matches the hops nicely. To bad there was only one bottle there. spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Very good sweet stout. Pours black with a very dark thick head. Nice lacing. Good coffee/slight chocolate aroma. Flavor isn’t too sweet, as I expected, but very good. Chocolate/roasted malts really stands out. Slightly bitter/alchol finish. Smooth, great beer. biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2006 Some people say this brew is better than the Shakespear Stout. Others say it is more better, and still others say it is more betterest. The last time I had this stout it wasn’t as chocolatey as I remembered it. Before that I would have said it was one of my top 5 brews but now I think it dropped down. Still a really good stout and a must-try. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2004
A delicious treat. Pours out black with a frothy tan head. The aroma was chocolate laced with roasted coffee. There was some astringency in the mouth but it was creamy and smooth and full bodied. The flavor was a carry over from the aroma: chocolate laced with coffee. Perhaps one-dimensional but it’s a great dimension. shameusburp (171) - Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2004
I had this on tap. Drinking dark chocolate with stout flavor. Only drinkable in small amounts or 8 onces for me. Very rich tasting and could be a great desert beer.
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 7, 2004
very sweet and chocolatey, with notes of hops and roasted malts. too sweet for me. not what i was looking for with this brew, maybe just bad timing. in general, not sure i’d every find a good time for a chocolate stout like this....in summer it just doesnt seem like a stout time in general, and in winter i’d prefer a stout with some more warmth to it then this. not something i’d buy again, but enjoyed the experience of having it once. Enniskillen (2060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 5, 2004
A very good chocolate stout. The cocoa aroma is great. The palate is very smooth, almost like milk. Has the bitterness of sugarless chocolate, but the sweetness of milk chocolate. brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - JUN 18, 2004
Another nice beer from Rogue! Had this at the brewery. Roasted malt, chocolate aroma. Pleasant flavors. However, Hops seems to dominate at first. Making it a bitter start. Apon letting it warm up a bit, the richness of the chocolate came through. This is still a nice beer from a wonderful brewery. TakushBrewer (19) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2004
This is definately a great specialty beer. Mouth watering chocolate aroma. Pours a nice looking brown/tan head. Thick like a chocolate shake. Black body color. Flavor is perfectly balanced, sweet chocolate, then refreshingly bitter with a pleasent hop aftertaste. It is all that i have come to love from this delicious brew. JagerQueen (123) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2004
Pours a dark, dark brown black with no color showing through. Fluffy brown head, cocoa colored. Aroma is sweet, chocolatey, slightly nutty. Roasted oats. Flavor is very roasty sweet, chocolate syrupy with a nice finish. Earthly delights.