asheft (2544) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Blast of vanilla roasted barley in the nose along with some coffee and fruit and nut chocolate. Opaque black under a lasting, thin beige sheet that laces the glass. Bitter coffee flavour with fudge brownie and assertive hops bitterness. Faint red fruit and hazelnut accents. Medium body, slight astringency, crisp.
abcfan (727) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good brew. Pours deep brown with a lasting tan head. Huge chocolate/coffee aroma. Full body, very smooth. Biting coffee finish.
Ernesto987 (3776) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft, sweet rich lactosy stout, far too unbalanced on the sweet end for me. difficult for me to drink after 5 or so ounces. Moderate coffee flavors.
puboflyons (2173) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 650 ml bottle. No dates or lot number that I can see. The pour is deep black with a lingering beige tan head. Nice coffee grounds and vanilla aromas mingle with softly toasted dark malts. But also a tad soapy. Medium and creamy body. The taste also has a nice roasted, coffee, and vanilla flavor as promised. Low if any bitterness. Very pleasant drinking.
TaktikMTL (5854) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée directement à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de café avec une pointe de noix. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un large col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de café avec une pointe de vanille et de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de café en arrière goût. (Rating #5596)
rocbyter (1904) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Coffee and moderate malt aroma. Brown color with a large tan head. Light and quick sweet coffee beginning with a moderate bitter finish. Light palate.
nakedwhendrunk (2199) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rcvd in trade.
The appearance is a dark brown colored body almost close to black with a two finger white to almost off-white foamy head that dies at a nice pace leaving a decent amount of foamy lacing in its wake.
The smell is a fair amount of espresso coffee beans up front dosed with some nice light vanilla creaminess that comes through slightly roasty.
The taste is mainly sweet and roasty but an underlying gentle bitterness adds into the flavoring from the espresso. The aftertaste has a sweet roasty espresso and slightly vanilla with a quick dry finish.
The palate is about at a medium with a slight sessionable quality to it. Carbonation runs really smooth as it rolls over my mouth and tongue.
Overall, I say this is a pretty good milk/sweet stout with a nice added coffee flavoring to add to its complexity. I would have this again if it was in my distribution, until then, this is definitely worthy of seeking out if you live in New England area.
JBPortland (842) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Sonny’s, pours dark blackish brown with a finger of head. Nose is nutty coffee, almond, cocoa, creamer. Taste is dusty cocoa, ash, coffee, nutty, a little thin. Finish is ashy coffee, some chocolate cake, and cream. Fine, but nothing too exciting.
jimhilt (2414) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a three finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Very dark, opaque brown color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Strong vanilla nose and flavor is vanilla and baked chocolate. $6.00 for a 22oz bottle from Tullys Beer & Wine Wells, Me.
Lukaduke (2244) - Portland, Maine, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly translucent deep umber color with two plus fingers of gaseous khaki foam. The nose is big and sweet with tons of sweet vanilla, coffee bean and some malted milk. The palate follows and taste like the inside of an oreo cookie... lots of lactic maltiness, sweet vanilla bean and a bit of bitter coffee on the back end. Pretty damn tasty a little over done on the vanilla and a bit of chalkiness lingers but a tasty dessert beer at a low abv !