SpecialSauce (47) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, from Riley’s. Pours jet black with a tan head that lingers, very little lacing. A sniff...chocolate truffles, raspberry? Even smelling this beer is like bathing in chocolate. Tasting now, instantly my mouth is satiated with bittersweet chocolate, though it quickly diminishes to reveal roasted barley. A nice balance. Another sip, then another...man this beer is more than a meal. My glass slowly draining, I savor the last drops of this chocolate behemoth and look foreward to my next.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the instant I opened the bottle, I could detect a chocolatey aroma. Being an avid chocolate lover, this already piqued my interest. Poured a delicious looking hazelnut-colored, rocky head. Initial sip is thick and velvety, with a big chocolate taste complimented by fainter coffee and sour flavors. Leaves a thick taste in your mouth and nose. Pretty good, although it is a little more acidic than I would habe thought.
mustang3 (254) - Whitby, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Out of the bottle this beer is opaque black with a thin tan head. The nose is mostly of roasted coffee. The taste is sweeter with a definite chocolate taste. Very enjoyable.
AlphaOne (142) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bottled) Great appearance, opaque black, thick rich creamy head. Rich sweet burnt chocolate, lightly fruity, sweet malty aroma. Flavour is malty, obvious chocolatey flavour(although not as prominent as i expected), surprisingly dry, coffeeish bitterness.
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2007 very good!!! this is almost a milkshake. finishes with a nice sweet chocolat/coffee sweetness.. you can’t drink to many thought , but it’s a good dessert/last beer drink.
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is malty cocoa butter with a tinniness probably attributable more to the nitrous than the metal can. Peach-white head with lighter bubbles in the center; typical nitrocan underbody lacing and heavy head lacing. Initially seems like a dessert beer in that the cocoa butter and sugar are quite noticeable in the flavor (though not overwhelming). Also present is a high level of grainy hoppiness and a surprising level of pale malt. Finish is pleasant dark chocolate "unsweetened" by a corresponding hoppiness. Rated based on the nitrous can -- could revise things upwards a few points on draught.
JadoreBlanche (114) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black body, with thin mocha head. Aromas are coffee, cocoa, slight malts. taste is coffee, bitter cocoa, semi sweetness. Bitter coffee finish. Nice!
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks goes out to Mustang3 for hooking this one up!
Pours a dark black body, thin beige head topping it. Aromas are sweet coffee, malts, slight chocolate. Earthy as well. Taste is sweet, bitter chocolate, coffee, cocoa.
Dry and bitter finish. A nice treat!
BCAR (223) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Beautiful pour. Deep color with long-lasting head. Very creamy and lightly carbonated. A good drinking stout, though tough to compare to bigger stouts. Finishes lightly bitter and roasty.
Jan Primus (160) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with a large, frothy light tan head, lookin good...not so surprisingly, aroma of chocolate. The taste is good but somewhat hurt by the watery mouthfeel. The chocolate presence is just right, and a mild hop bitterness to compliment it, but lacking in body for me to be impresed.