ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Breckenridge Brewery & BBQ. Black with a tan head. Milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee and light caramel. Medium body with a creamy feel and a sweet finish.
argo0 (12509) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop red-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some chocolate syrup, light cherry. Taste is sweet, bittersweet chocolate, caramel, light lactose, molasses. Sticky medium-full body.
scarletfire65 (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Jet black pour, minimal head. Aroma is sweet chocolate, coffee, creme brulee. Very sweet throughout, deep roast flavors, lactic, very sweet finish, with a slight twang of acidity. Pretty good, but one is enough.
Thewade (340) - USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid stout. Medium body. Chocolate notes, and slight coffee notes with a hint of vanilla. Easy to drink and enjoyable
zvikar (4091) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Arielís place. Pours opaque black with a brown head, aroma of wine, red wine, wood, chocolate, caramel and cherries, flavor of malt, chocolate, cherry, caramel, milk and coffee, pretty sweet and sticky, medium bodied, nice
Beerenberger (1581) - Fischer, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of dark roasted malts, milk chocolate, with hints of coffee and dark fruit. Pours a dark brown with no head or lacing. The taste is sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruit, with bread/grain and a satisfying bitter finish. Medium body and medium carbonation. Oveall, well done - I wish that it had a fuller body to accompany the wonderful robust full taste.
lb4lb (2580) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours black. Smells roasty and chocolatey. Taste is sweet and smooth and bittersweet chocolate and cardboard. So so. Drinkable but not enjoyable.
alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
There were two new ones from Breckenridge in the local supermarket today, so I picked up a four pack of this one. Maybe tomorrow Iíll grab a sixer of the other one (some sort of holiday ale type thing? weíll see). But as I like this brewery quite a bit (especially their oatmeal stout, which I buy regularly), I figured might as well start with the stout.
Good beer in all aspects, appearance, flavor, aroma, body,, mouthfeel, finish, worthy of the Breckenridge name, and meets my pretty high expectations for them as well.
Itís black with a pretty good head that doesnít disappear right away. Roasty and chocolate notes dominate the flavor and aroma, along with some coffee, and a considerable milk-chocolate component, more than I expected (but thatís fine, my expectations are sometimes off base, and after all, it is a milk stout).
The body is nice and thick, good and chewy, which is how I like my oatmeal, sweet, and usually other forms of stout. You really need a knife and fork here, the body is as full or beyond that of any similarly styled beer I"ve tried.
Overall, itís a well done beer, very enjoyable. Iíll have to pick up some more of this one soon.
jackl (6111) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Keg @ Sedona. Deep brown with a tiny head. The nose is super sweet. Melted chocolate fudgecicle cake. Cream. The taste is similarly sweet. Plenty of caramel, hot chocolate. Brown sugar. Mild grainy tastiness. Medium body, fine carbonation. Overall, a few ounces is more than enough for a few reasons.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours an extremely dark brown color. The head a nicely uniform one finger khaki shade. Itís bubbly yet soft, retaining itself acceptably. Small streaks of lacing are left on the glass.
S: Lots of lactose cream. And I mean a lot. Chocolate also comes through quite well, and combined with the sweet nuttiness also provided, almost gives it a roasted hazelnut vibe. Roasted barley comes out when it warms up. A very likable aroma, actually.
T: Chocolate is prevalent on the opening, fading out past the midtaste. At first, the finishing combination of roasted barley and leafy hops actually do a good job of cutting the sweetness...but only at first. Vanilla and cream soda notes start to accumulate on the palate, drowning out the roasted/hoppy bitterness and replacing it with a cloying sensation. Aside from being too sweet, itís also kind of messy...with just a bit more balance, this one could have been really good.
M: It doesnít have the creamy-yet-dry finish I like in a milk stout. Given how sweet it is, the mildly rough palate isnít a good fit with all of the sweetness running rampant. Drinkable enough, I suppose, if the sweetness doesnít deter you.
O: I really liked the aroma here - wish I could say the same about the flavor profile and palate feel. While itís not bad, it doesnít come together nearly as well as it should.