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RATINGS: 2492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   IBU: 69   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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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3.8
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2004
Dark black color with a tan colored head, a touch of lacing as the head dissipates. Aroma is roasted malts and chocolate, sweet. Flavor is full of chocolate and malt, relatively sweet and smooth. Palate could be a little thicker. A good stout, I like.

3.9
HumuloneRed (765) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Pours thick black with a dark tan fluffy head. Good lacing. Smells of bitter cocoa. At first taste chocolate hits you then the bitterness sets in and stays in your mouth long after the sample is over. The bitterness is of unsweetened cocoa and goes great with sweet chocolate. Not and everyday beer but one I should have more often.

1.9
Tessic (1206) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2004
Pours black w/ a dark brown head. Smells like "Quik" fake chocolate with a slight flowery bouquet and maybe some cherry notes. First taste tasted like it smelt...Fake, cheap chocolate. Nice rich malt flavour finishing with a slight flavour of roasted coffee. Palate... leaves flavour of roasted malts and that bad taste of chocolate again. If you can overlook the Quik flavour this stout isn't too bad but I couldn't. This doesn't even come close to something like a Youngs Double Choc Stout.

3.8
dannyboydwp (48) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2004
THis beer had an amazing chocolate mocha aroma. The chocolate taste was VERY sweet. I just couldn't handle drinking more than about 6 ounces. It was sweet to the point of almost making me feel a little sick.

3.8
Jedsbrew (464) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Poured black with a fine tan colored head and excellent lacing. Fantastic aroma-Cascade, sweet milk chocolate, vanilla and pipe tobacco notes. Hearty in body with a rich chocolate flavor and a nice hoppy bitterness in the finish.

3.9
egajdzis (6730) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2004
Poured an opaque black color with a medium sized tan head and some lacing on the edges of the glass. Sweet chocolate blunt wrap aroma. Nice full chocolate taste with some roasted malt. Although I gave the palate a 4, I was being generous. The chocolate certainly was there, but it was not as rich as I hoped for.

3.8
AlabastorJones (815) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2004
This is a great stout, dark/dense body, lightly laced dark tan head, aroma of roasted expresso beans and chocolate, thick mouthfeel, dark chocolate flavor, hints of other roasted notes, a great, consistantly good stout for sure.

4.5
firemedic713 (169) - Palm Bay, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Very good. Chocolate aroma and malt.Pours a beautiful black color with a thick dark beige head with nice lacing. Flavor is a mix of bittersweet chocolate a little coffee and roasted malt. Best Valentines gift I received!!

3.2
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Started off with an amazing aroma, and poured a beautiful mahogany. But I was put off by the very bitter chocolate taste. Something just didn't seem right with this. Could have been a bad bottle as the other reviews show it much better.

4
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2004
Hop nose at first that gives way to chocolate. Taste was chocolate bars with some perfumed hops swirling around. i did not care for such an assertive hop flavor in this, however it mellows out later. finishes with chocolate and leaves a slight hop residue.


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