XO (52) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
What a treat! I’ve tried it in the bottle and the can and I much prefer the can. Thick creamy nitro head, the chocolate aroma hits you from the start. It’s smooth on the tongue, malty sweet with a bit of hops at the end. Its been a hit at several of my get-togethers.
jackbocracken (36) - Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It wasn’t as chocolatey as I expected, but I think this beer has an absolutely lovely mouthfeel, and more chocolate would probably just take away from the wonderfully smooth richness.
I’m not really sure how to describe this other than it was pleasant, like a glass of milk.
Lubiere (13286) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark with thick nitro moka head. Fruit covered with chocolate in aroma. Nestle Quick with hops. Roasted notes in finsh with light hops. Agree with Dirkules that it would gain by higher ABV. Light bodied but very appropriate.
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 30, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
another top rating stout! Could use a bit more alcohol ABV, but still reigns supreme in flavour. Chocolatey, coffee like and infused with malt sweetness. It’s a winner in my books. Reminds me of godiva.
dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Sippin By the River fest in Philly. Very good beer. Has a nice sweet stout at the start then the chocolate kicks is and lasts the rest of the beer.
jtxx (149) - san antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Im not a big chocolate fan, but i really like this beer. Nice strong taste. Will buy again.
singlelensrefl (24) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2004
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Dark brown, thick creamy head. Almost black in color. Sweet, dark chocolate, stoutlike smell. Malt and hops aromas as well. Perfectly light carbonation. Silky smooth on the tongue, but a little thinner than expected, although it doesn’t detract at all. Roasty dark chocolate flavors. The chocolate, at least in this bottle, is somewhat hard to detect. Coffee flavors as well as an "earthy" kind of taste. The sweetness is nicely balanced with a little bitterness. A very good beer.
cckevin (44) - Terre Haute, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2004
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2005 (Bottle)
I have a new favorite beer.
I was very hesitant at first about getting a stout with "chocolate" in it, for fear of it tasting like "burned chocolate". This is a very dark beer with a nice sizeable head. Lingering lace, and will re-head when swirled. I don?t smell any "chocolate" aroma in the beer, but I do smell a nose full of dark roasts. - like a good bold coffee.
Unbelievably drinkable, right down to room temperature.... In fact, the flavors pick up the warmer the beer gets. It?s a very bold taste, and not one that you could drink 3 or 4 of per night... but a very good "reward" beer.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours black with a small-medium head. Aroma rich in chocolate and malt. Very smooth, a little bitter, with a great chocolate aftertaste. Went very well with my roommate’s mom’s homemade brownies. Good stuff.
eleusis (70) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle; Little head, dark brown bubbles. Smells like nestle quik but deeper. Nice on the tongue, smooth and a little sweet a little bitter, but enjoyable. Not something I could drink a whole lot of though.