DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - SEP 5, 2008
(Bottle). Cardboard aroma. Reddish black color, small light tan head. Flavor is cardboard and a bit of roast, along with oatmeal. You have to search diligently to find any chocolate. This is a brew that does not scream "quality". thornecb (6152) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2008
Pours dark brown into a shaker. No head. Aroma leans toward powdered chocolate. Thin and metallic with a slight chocolate finish. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2008
bottle, this one I liked. Dark brown pour wtih a beige head. Aroma is chocolate dominated and small hints of coffee. I get a sweet start with some chocolate and dried fruit. Taste is nice, body is a tad watery. Still this one tasted good. kkearn (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours deep brown with ruby accents, topped with a moderate sized tan head. Aroma is mainly bittersweet chocolate, with some coffee. Flavor is fairly sweet with chocolate, oats, and coffee. Very thin bodied and not all that satisfying. Beerdedone (3480) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma is light chocolate, roasted malts, and a hint of caramel. Flavor is similar to aroma with a touch of smoke and has a light body with a dry finish
Bungalo22 (326) - Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA - FEB 23, 2008
Poours an off black almost a dark brown with a go head that goes down fast. Getting an aroma of chocolate falvored water. Way to watery for what I had expected. I was expecting a strong, thick chocolate and oatmeal brew and I got flavored water. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2007
(12oz bottle) Small tan head atop clear cola-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, chocolate, some smoke/roast. Taste is medium sweet, smoke/roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Watery light-medium body with light oaty creaminess. Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2007
Dark black-brown body with a tiny fizzling head. Decent aroma of chocolate. Taste is richer than previous Trout River beers, but more indicative of Hershey’s syrup with a touch of sourness. A bit watery in the mouthfeel and finish comes up a tad hollow, though this is a decent desert beverage. coldbrewky (1731) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - APR 10, 2007
Darker brown pour fro 12 oz bottle. A swirling hard pour produces no head whatsoever. Medium to darkerbrown on edges of glass. It all goes downhill from there. Nose is of caramel and hints of toffee....note no malt detected in nose. Thin body screams of porter. No hops detected at all. No chocolate detected at all. This makes me wonder if the brewer was eating a hershey bar while adding ingredients. I think they may wish to spend more time developing a better grain bill than worrying about pretty purple labels and cutsey bottlecaps. They should keep the accountants out of the brew house. Skip it if you can. Yes folks, Stella Artois is better tasting than this stuff disgused as beer. 2beerguys (299) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2007
We did not enjoy our swim in the trout river with this one. It pours a dark brown color with a small, fizzy light-brown head. Fair lacing over a fully diminishing head. Murky body. Aroma is of roasted coffee malts and alcohol. Initial taste is lightly sweet, moving to a light bitter finish with a slight coffee taste with a short duration. Light on the mouth, it is watery and leaves us slighty dry, with soft carbonation. This is a lackluster beer, boring.
Reviewed on October 27th, 2006.