dbx540 (19) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick tan head. Roasted toffee and chocolat aroma. Silky smooth, but a little too sour. Nice mouthfeel and good aftertaste.
jefcon (1690) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Little tan head, appropriate for a stout. Chocolate smell, and a nice long dark chocolate flavor. Few roasted or burnt flavors and no off flavors. If there is any downside, it tastes a little of extremely expensive chocolate milk -- not as serious as it could be in the beer department. There is a light malt underscoring this beer, which provides a great base for the rest of the beer and a fantastic finish.
Bodomite (34) - USA - JUL 21, 2004
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Delicious brew! Thick and nice creamy head. Tastes like a sweet chocolatly Guinness! Goes good with any meal or alone!
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 19, 2004
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thick fine head and dark as night. Thick nose of malty cherry and chocolate. Fine bubbles, rich, chocolate, coffee, tar, faint slightly sour chocolate. Some bitter with tons of chocolate. Very Rich!
aracauna (3539) - Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a gorgeous, gorgeous stout. Deep ruby black with a thick, dense, rocky, tan head. That baby sticks around for the whole show as well. The aroma is largely chocolate and not a lot of roast or burnt aromas. The same goes for the flavor with the chocolate being dominant and not a lot of burnt or bitterness behind it. Nicely sweet and a great after-dinner sipper.
JoeMcPhee (9408) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Now this is a tasty brew! From a 500 ml bottle. Dark brown, almost black with nice ruby colouring as well. Pours with a nice lasting off-white head. Aroma is mostly milk chocolate on the front with a hint of root beer herbaceousness underneath that. On tasting, the front is mostly milk chocolate with a roasted barley middle and followed by a dark chocolate bitterness. Nice dry flavour though makes this more refreshing than you might think.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2004 (on tap)Yeah,yeah, the geeks goes ape s’’t, but Ive had this so many times, I´m rating on pure memory. The wife loves it and it is a very nice beer. Allmost pitchblack, it damps with chocolatearomas, not the roasted, but milkchocolateflavours. No or very little bitternes, does tend to be acidic in the latter fase of a pint. Good for use in cakes, cooking BBC and then some more cakes. Also in øllebrød.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black with a thick light brown head.
Dark chocolate, roasted malt aroma.
Smooth and creamy body. Flavor of
dark chocolate really comes through.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark black with a thick brown inch of head on it. Sweet malty chocolate aroma, very light indeed. Extremely burnt sugar feel to it, didnt really pick up the chocolate at first, then it definetely tastes like dark dark chocolate.
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Large tan foamy head, very dark. Chocolate and coffee aroma. Sweet milk chocolate followed by bitter dark chocolate. Soft and full palate.