coachd (103) - Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2014
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
This one actually smells like milk chocolate, with lactose sweetness and malt. Pours dark brown with a giant tan head that leaves lacing and recedes to huge bubbles. Taste is pretty weak at first, with a surge of chocolate and malt, then giving way to a watery finish. Think yoo-hoo. Palate is virtually non-existent. I was disappointed with this one. I really wanted to like it because Iím from STL and always trying to support our microbreweries.
BarefootMaiden (2) - Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
The head on this beer was insane! It took me about 10 minutes to pour it into a glass - maybe it was me - ha!
It was extremely frothy, and thick. The beer beer poured out to an extremely dark color which barely showed light through. The first sip was a little bitter, then sweet. The chocolate flavor is delicious, and the beer itself is really creamy and comforting. Overall, Iím glad I tried this beer!
GebrochenGebot (2) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this at 4 Hands Brewery, straight from the tap in a Nonic Pint Glass.
Aroma: The aroma was right on the money for me. Strong Chocolate Milk notes, comparable to Choklat from Southern Tier. A hint of toasted oats.
Appearance: Dark black with a decent head. Good Lacing. Just a nice beer to look at.
Taste: Chocolate and Lactose at the forefront, just as the name advertises. Toasty and Raisin notes come later. Not as good as other Chocolate Stouts Iíve had, but certainly up there.
Palate: Soapy and Somewhat thick, like Chocolate Milk. Slightly creamy.
Overall: As my first beer from 4hands, I look forward to tasting their other offerings.
Thechasm442 (308) - Wilmington, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty excited for this one. Bomber poured into a pint glass for this go around. Bottle dated 2/19/14. The beer is dark. Black with a dark tan head that laces the top and leaves decent lacing. Very nice looking beer. Aroma is roasted barley, and sweet chocolate and coffee. It almost smells like an iced mocha. Really outstanding for the style. Flavor is sweet and milky up front. It has tons of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and bold coffee flavors. The roasted barley is evident as well. The beer is very easy to drink, even more so as it warms. It coats your mouth well, and maybe the only complaint would be that it leaves a bit of a sour aftertaste once it settles it. Nothing that another sip canít fix though!
Overall this beer is awesome. I think it might even be better than Left Hand. Go out and get it.
Frank (2881) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Were it not for the name of this stuff, I donít think I would pin this as either a chocolate or a milk stout. That, to me, goes a long way towards showing the subtlety w/ which the adjuncts were used in this. It is a beautiful black beer w/ a creamy, long-lasting head. Fresh ground coffee and cocoa dominate the nose. It is pretty mild just smelling it but just explodes w/ flavor when you taste it. It is dry on initial impression but moves towards slight sweetness as it finishes which highlights the creamy texture and the abundant chocolate flavor. This is highly drinkable and highly flavorful stout of gravity moderate enough that it is not a big deal to drink a full bomber of it. I would definitely recommend this to stout fans everywhere.
fiulijn (14599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Keir, marked 02 24 14
Black color. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, burnt bread, coffee candies. Quite dry mouthfeel; roasted malt with a milk and lactose presence; it tastes too much like cheap chocolate bar; balanced, mellow finish.
Nice, but not too much.
Ferris (4253) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Coffee and chocolate with a nice creamy malt. Jet brown with a rich brown head. Nice and chocolaty with a light bitterness. Very light on the palate but still nice.
mcberko (6515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small beige head. Aroma brings out loads of cocoa nibs, lactose, and dark chocolate. Flavour is similar, bringing out many layers of chocolate, especially dark chocolate and cocoa nibs, with a touch of lactose, but this is mostly dark chocolate. Smooth and fairly light for a stout. Highly drinkable. Great stuff.
Niko100 (2009) - Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, rich milk chocolate, cocoa, & some vanilla; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel, chocolate, and some hops; Fairly well balanced; Good aroma - pretty decent.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy dark brown pour, brown head. Very chocolate forward, some very light roast, vanilla and finishes creamy with a hint of bitterness.
miggle (173) - FŁrth, GERMANY - MAY 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poors very black with a unstable head. Smells of caramel, cocoa and chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate with lots Of cocoa. Nice bitterness in the end. Interesting.