imzugzug (103) - Bechtelsville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not special at all in my opinion. Not bad, but definitely not special. Creamy texture for sure with a nice fluffy head that stuck around for a while. Not as sweet as I expected, definite notes of chocolate and coffee but not at all strong or up front. Kinda subtle even.
JohnMan (102) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Pour. High head. Roasty, caramel, slight bready aroma. Medium body, would have preferred more body. Roasty, chocolate, coffee, faint burnt with a smooth and creamy texture from the lactose sugars. Very tasty beer. Highly recommended for stout lovers.
Brentv (102) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 19, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
From the bottle at Ashley’s in Ann Arbor. Pours black with very small beige head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Very smooth with flavors of bitter chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. Little bitterness. Smooth finish.
RRistow12 (102) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours black with light khacki head that quickly fades. Good lacing. Strong coffee and chocolate aroma. Big time dry roasted malt taste. Large coffee and chocolate notes. Medium to full bodied. Dry mild bitter finish. Not near as heavy as kalamazoo stout and in my opinion not as good. Still a pretty dang good beer overall though.
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jables (101) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours pitch black with a dense tan head.
Aroma is rich coffee beans, dark chocolate, and roasted malts.
Flavor is heavy on the coffee, with a decent bit of bitter dark chocolate. The roasted malts mellow towards the middle of the glass and the chocolate comes out to play a little more. It finishes slightly sweet but plenty creamy.
The mouthfeel is smooth, slick and creamy. The body is rich and the carbonation is calm and unimportant.
Drinkability is okay, it's a great brew but it's heavy, thick and I have a hard time drinking multiple roasted brews like this one.
Ingy (100) - candler, North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. black with small crema head. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla. SOme bitterness, complex malt palate. A nice brew.
pfriesen (100) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 8, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with tan head fading to a strong lace. Good oak notes balance bittersweet chocolate. Strong velvet cream mouthfeel.
mintzmeet (99) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells like nothing. Or chaff. Very strong grainy flavors. Small cream flavor, but dark roasted grains overpower.
cexshun (99) - Portage, Indiana, USA - JUN 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours jet black. extremely aggressive pour results in a hint of brown head that quick dissipates. Smells of chocolate, toffee and roasted malts. Laid back nose for a stout. Flavors of roasted coffee, nuts, semisweet chocolate. Lactose comes through strong. Mellow, laid back profile. I think it’s too light for a stout. Carbonated more then a traditional stout. Prickly and sparkly. Medium mouth feel, bit thin for a stout. Tried warming it, didn’t help.
knights97 (98) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2008 has all the same qualities of the left hand milk stout, smooth, very dark beer with a slight cream taste to it while giving you that stout feel to the beer. Very good and about the same as left hands, only difference for me is this is a little smoother