hopscotch (8783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, well-tanned head. Good retention. The bouquet is reminiscent of chocolate crème or chocolate icing mingled with a slight pistachio element. Full-bodied and über creamy with tickling carbonation. The flavor delivers loads of sweet lactose and nearly enough mega-roastiness to balance things out. Finishes sweet and roasty with a light lingering bitterness. Thanks go out to landhoney for sharing his bottle and BBB63 for sending me a bottle of my own!
tmoreau (2284) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bomber, poured to snifters, and displayed a black/brown color, with a frothy, brownish tan head, spots & streaks of lacing, and a syrupy coating that tinted the glass. The nose was roasted, mocha notes, toffee, smoke & wood, and a touch of lactose creaminess. The taste was similar, with a medium+ body, low carbonation, moderate, roasted & earthy bitterness, and a pleasant sweetness that lasted throughout. Very nice!
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler pour on tap at the brewery (Gary, IN). Pours a nice deep dark blackish opaque hue. Dark and ominous with some decent legs, frothy light brown head atop stays as a decent ringer, laces ok. Gentle light on the edges really never makes a dent as the tar pool like deep hues are midnight hued. Aromas are cocoa and roast, gentle toffee and lactose sweetness. Touches of coffee, roast and toast are covered by some sweet toffee, caramel, and creamy vanilla/lactose play as it warms. Initial is fuller bodied, displaying nice lactose sweetness, touches of vanilla, milk chocolate, faint dark fruit wafts. Roasty malts, black malt and caramel. The middle gets creamy and silky, incorporating sweeter flavors well with a nice roast and toast counter. Lactose, coffee, and gentle ashy roast is earthy and balances well. Backend is still creamy, tapering out well with vanilla, lactose, and gentle earthy toast elements. A bit roasty, firm body still makes it envelope the palate well with it’s richer flavors without overwhelming or getting too sweet, providing good balance, rich flavors, and good lasting and lingering roast/coffee/sweet sensations together.
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured black with a small tan head.
Coffee, chocolate scent.
Chocolate, roast, cola, vanilla flavour.
Slightly smoky coffee.
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample @ Indy Winterfest. Roasty coffee and milk chocolate aroma., Black brown with a huge brown head, Sweet milk chocolate and coffee flavor. Medium full body, soft carbonation. Nice.
Paulmparsons1 (14) - - JAN 28, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Drew Fox welcome to Miller Beach! It is awesome to have such a talented brewer here in NWI. Hunter is a double milk stout with 9.5 ABV. Drink two of these and your good for the whole night!
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Dfonorow (1329) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle share at DLD 2013. Pour is dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor are both of roasted chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Some licorice in the finish. Medium-bodied.
kaser (2494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from 22oz at Farmhouse Tavern. Black with tiny brownish head. Sweet oily and cocoa aroma. Milky chocolate and delicious. Upper tier milk stout. Good job - looking forward to more beers from 18th St now!
Sammy (8354) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A meal in itself. Almost perfect balance of bitter chocolate and some sweetness. Black with some head, bittersweet chocolate aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Incredibly drinkable. Fresh bottle from 20 west.
burg326 (3518) - Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle pours dak brown aromas of milk chocolate, and light earth. Flavors are the same with some light lactose. Solid beer.