hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Dark brown pour with a small, creamy, lightly-tanned head. Decent retention. The aroma furnishes a malty swirl of milk chocolate and toasted macadamia nuts. Medium to full-bodied with tingly carbonation. Nice, roasty, bittersweet flavor followed by a bitter, dark-chocolate finish. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!
NielsenRatings (8077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ 4 Hands Anniversary Party. Pours a black appearance with a creamy tan head. Very rich chocolate bar, sweet malty, slightly milky, light coffee aroma. Creamy, rich chocolate flavor that’s very easy to drink. I wish I had more time to get a couple more.
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar. Brownish-black pour with a medium creamy beige head that diminishes quickly to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Light-bodied with flavors of milk chocolate, sweet malt and a bit of brown sugar. The finish is sweet with a lingering cocoa aftertaste. Above average overall.
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via local STL trade. Pours a clear brown with amber highlights and a small beige head after gushing slightly upon initially opening it. The aroma is very milky and creamy, too much so for me. But the flavor is really nice and chocolaty, with milk chocolate and cocoa nibs, nuts, brown sugar, toast, and earth. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a chocolaty, smooth mouthfeel.
BBB63 (5693) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drinking a 4 Hands outta a Bare Hands snifter whilst listening to Rush "A Show of Hands": Pours a deep brown with a fading beige head and okay lacework. Great chocolate and lactic notes, roast, walnut, tobacco, plum, and minty too. Only knock is the thinness of the mouth feel. Otherwise this a fantastic sweet stout. Looking forward to trying the Imperial Stout.
SudsMcDuff (5642) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i love it when a cow wears a hat!!!!!! .. . brown liquid .. medium head, lacing .. . pure chocolate all the way, well done on that front .. some cocoa powder and bread crusts .. . the mouth is mild yet full, medium sweet finish .. . damn fine beer! .. . . The dishes if she knows what’s good for her.
BVery (5437) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber - thanks Folty! Coffee on the nose, palate could be a bit more dense. Chocolate comes out in the taste. Solid.
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle, shared by phaleslu. Dark brown color, clear still. Good thin light brown head. Some loose bits of lace, cocoa nibs in the nose, some bitter hops. Nice sweet taste, light bitter. Good chocolate milk to the flavor. Easy to drink, just the right amount of sweet. Medium body. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Light chewiness. Nice, kind of refreshing, easy drinking chocolate milk stout.
Strykzone (4376) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this at 4 Hands. This was full of chocolate in both the aroma and flavor. It was not as "milky" as expected and was thinner. Some hops brought mild bitterness and some fruitiness. Roast begins the flavor and does not detract from the chocolate. This was quite nice.
alexsdad06 (4338) - Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle shared by phaleslu (06/2013). Pours a cola brown color with a large fluffy beige head. The aroma and flavor have moderate roasted malt, big milk chocolate, lactose, brown sugar with light bitterness to the finish. Hints of vanilla; tasty, but lighter bodied.