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RATINGS: 2545   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 22, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2005 On Tap. Very opaque with a brown/black color and a brown head. Aroma of sweet chocolate. Very smooth and warm malt chocolate with a little kick of woody hops in the finish. Excellent balance.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2004
Tap. Dark brown (chocolate colored) with a nice tan head. Wonderful aroma for chocolate. Flavor had a combination of stout roastiness and chocolate, with a big American hop (typical Rogue) bitterness. Overall a nice sipping stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2004
Black like the Shakespeare Stout, chocolate in the nose. Like a bitter cup of coffee. The malt is a bit heavily roasted for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reid (2420) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2004
Another pint at Rogue's Pub on the Newport dockside. Very good beer in appearance a dark brown, dark cooking chocolate brown ale. Small tan head. Smells of good copoking chocolate ( Ghiardelli)..malty and great. Beautiful full dark chocolate taste..not too sweet yet a nice bitterness is present..especially in the aftertatse. Very nice on the palate..smooth and rich. A most drinkable stout..nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
r464 (2348) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Dark and opaque when poured. Could use a larger head. Chocolatey with a hint of coffee flavor. Finishes more like a standard sweet stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sethdude (706) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2004
Now this lives up to it's name. Smells like pure chocolate with hint of hops. Dark black with brown highlights, thick dark head. Tastes like chocolate, chocolate malts, and a grassy dry hop finish. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
craven5000 (120) - Westville, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2004
It had a brown head, which was slightly creamy. It fell quickly. The chocolate hints in the aroma pleasantly reminded me of tootsie rolls. The body was solid black. The taste was at first of a creamy chocolate then ended with powdered cocoa or dark chocolate. I greatly despise dark chocolate and dislike powdered cocoa. All of the chocolate was tasted under the alcohol. Half way toward the end of the bottle, I swirled the contents, which ended the unpleasant finish and notable increased the chocolate sent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Very dark beer, with a very dark head. Great sweet chocolate aroma. taste is to over chocolate. This is a shame, some chocolate stout are nice, but this is over the top. It says on the bottle, chocolate flavoring added. Well if I want chocolate milk I would have bought chocolate milk.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinKubert (862) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 6, 2004
Very nice strong chocolate aroma. Flavour of burned malt and dry chocolate. Nice smooth and a bit creamy chocolate start, then a clean dry chocolate finish and palate. Very nice! The chocolate is at no time too much, but all the way very well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (4176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 5, 2004
Pours with a thick darkish brown head. Quite black in color. The head is so meringue like that I take a bite of it. The head is like biting into the lightest, fluffiest, slightly sweet chocolate mousse. The aroma is strongly of chocolate, it dominates the aroma of this beer. Quite a creamy body, lightly sweet as well. This beer finishes with a bit of dark malt and a subdued bitterness. Just like the aroma, the chocolate is dominant in the taste of the beer as well. It is like eating a dense, rich, creamy chocolate dessert that is only lightly sweet. Very good, though I must say that it seems a bit one-dimensional.

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