ianwelby (1566) - SCOTLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Black beer with a decent beige head. Aroma and taste are both mild chocolate and malt, and the flavour adds a whack of hop to. Quite light for a chocolate stout but very drinkable all the same. redders1974 (1698) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
Nicely done stout quite dry chocolate there but not in your face some roastiness and well balanced bottle at home slightly thin body evergreen0199 (3564) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2015
Cask at Land of Liberty Peace and Plenty, Chorleywood, Herts. A black coloured pour with a medium off white head on top. Chocolate, caramel aroma. Tastes chocolate, caramel, slightly dry. dogbomb (1257) - ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2015
Cask. Jet black with a good solid mid tan head. Nose is very much creamy chocolate. In the mouth, its a light creamy chocolate. Not too heavy in taste or texture. Pleasant, but I’d enjoy a little more flavour on the chocolate. Holmen2 (4288) - NORWAY - MAY 9, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2015 From cask at Cellar Bar, Batley, on The Transpennine Real Ale Trail with KL and LH 09.05.15. Black. Dense beige head and lacing. Fine aroma of chocolate and medium dark malt. Also a hint of liquorice, lingering on in aftertaste. Parhaps a bit waterish.
berkshirejohn (6760) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 6, 2015
Cask at the Goose, Bracknell. Deep mahogany with a loose beige head; bitter chocolate aroma; dry, with a pleasantly chocolately taste and a lactic body; and a reasonable amount of bitterness. Quite satisfying. jjsint (3604) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle from the Blue Glass, Bedford. Consumed in my ex-home with my ex-wife. Very dark brown, barely translucent. Milk chocolate, slightly yeasty aroma. Taste is sweet, chocolately and malty. Incredible finish: thick chocolate with a hoppy bitter twist. An amazing chocolate beer, and one by which many standards should be set. chriso (7536) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
Cask (gravity dispense) at Reading Beer Festival, day 2 on 3 May 2012. Dark brown, not black, with a ruby tinge. Some dry, powdery chocolate here but it’s not particularly intense. Finishes distinctly dry. Not at all bad, and undeniably pleasantly drinkable, but, like many Rudgate beers, it’s a bit too conservative and "safe" for my taste.
harrisoni (19534) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2015
Cask gravity at White Cliffs BF 2015. Black beer lasting tan head. Some chocolate. Some sting on the finish. It’s fine. jamesie1857 (1986) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 25, 2014
Cask at Travelers Inn, Apperknowle - Jet black body, thick lacing beige head. Nose is dark chocolate, cocoa beans and a general amount of smokiness. Taste has a bitter chocolate feel to it, rather dry, with a lasting finish. Quite a moderate body, not as slick as would hoped, but nice nonetheless.