FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 21, 2003
Too bitter, not at all enjoyable. It seemed like they were going somewhere with this but it ends up being to bland for a sweet and too sour for a stout. tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2005 Beautiful look to it, it pours thicker than Valvoline. It feels hearty and heavy in the mouth. Taste is also thick and juicy. But, for a "sweet stout," not incredibly great. Samuel Smiths Oatmeal Stout is smoother and easier to drink than this. Still drinkable and standard level for a stout, I was just expecting something different. Perhaps I will give it another chance.
And Rogue’s chocolate stout blows this out of the water. Drink that instead. RobBestwick (921) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 17, 2003
strong and sweet chocolate aroma, very dark black hue with a large frothy brown head, well laced, flavour is of dark chocolate with hints of nuts and coffee, firm bodied with a lingering chocolate finish. motelpogo (7704) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 16, 2003
cascade aroma overwhelms all else. i guess i have to work hard to get used to cascade and then i might find some of the things that at the moment seem to be given the big heave-ho. pleasant burnt chocolate cake finish but by the end of the glass it seems as thought there is a little too much baking soda in this particular cake. some saltiness, just doesn't show anything particualrly ineresting leaparsons (10502) - Wigston, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2003
Dark, with a coffee coloured head. Aromas are earthy, sweet and sour. This has a good roast character with plain chocolate bitterness. Smooth and moreish. Not bad!
RichardGretton (4755) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2003
Dark beer alround, with a lightly hopped aroma and a bitter and slight chocolate flavour. A good dry stout to my taste buds. drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - AUG 2, 2003
More bitter than I expected of a sweet stout. Can taste those cascades. Reminds of storm king but with more chocolate aftertaste. The chocolate finish is a real winner. belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2003
Huge thick head. Slight hint of bittersweet chocolate throughout. Finishes slightly dry. Decent, but not a favorite. GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUL 29, 2003
This almost tastes like Rogues chocolate stout without the chocolate. In fact I'm sure that's what they did. Having said that it is a very good stout. andy609 (143) - Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2003
Black as ink with a beautiful brown head and good lacing. Rich and chewy with plenty of coffee flavor. Good balance with a hoppy finish. Another excellent beer from Rogue.