JonLaRue (28) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Think if could make a rich but light stout taste like chocolate milk, but not synthetic. Thats what you got here! Thanks 4Hands!
orangenblu62 (39) - Illinois, USA - APR 26, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark pour with creamy head. Sweet aroma. Sweet velvety taste with a hint of chocolate. Not overpowering. Smooth finish. Light feel for a stout. Quite tasty.
fiercepanda (602) - Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A dark brown beer with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor are full rich chocolate and lactose, simply wonderful. A little thin, but nearly perfect.
EtTuCthulhu (1205) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma smells like milk chocolate, roasted malts, and vanilla, and the appearance fuses an opaque black with a medium sized tan head. The taste is quite sweet, a touch bitter, and slightly umami; also, the palate combines a medium body, slick texture, soft carbonation, and a long chocolaty finish.
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 I’ve 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.
cvance11 (2) - - FEB 14, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth, yet delicious chocolatey and peanut butter flavor. Easy to drink and exceptionally flavorful on the palette. Would be best served as a dessert beverage
kaser (3423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum! Black pour from 22oz bottle. Creamy milky choclate cocoa heaven. As advertised. Doesn't let you down at all. Love it
Diver (8) - Algonquin, USA - MAR 23, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really enjoyed the heavy aroma of chocolate and light coffee. Dark in color. It has a medium to heavy taste of sweet and light bitter. Very pleasant to the palate. The only knock is that is just to thin in body. Was hopping for a Guinness type of finish. With a full body it would be near a 5.
Thechasm442 (361) - 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 can’t fix though!
Overall this beer is awesome. I think it might even be better than Left Hand. Go out and get it.
EyeAmBaldman (339) - Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 Pours dark with a khaki head. Notes of chocolate and malt. First taste is sweet then coffee bitterness. Has a nice dark chocolate bitterness on the back end. Has some sweetness up front but finishes nice and strong. Great beer.