Hangover (1058) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is of strong milk chocolate and vanilla. Chocolate dominates the flavor with caramel, vanilla and a bit of roastiness. Full bodied, sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. Vanilla lingers long into the finish. Very solid brew, not too sweet, great body and tasty.
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $9.99/4-pack. Very good.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasty beer, but a bit too sweet for me. It has a bit of chocolate and vanilla, and some lactic-like sour-sweetness, but it’s mostly loaded with an overpowering syrup flavor. Unfortunately, balance suffers, as the bitterness is only mild; the roastiness is very soft; and the alcohol lacks bite. All that said, it’s still a decent sipper, albeit a dessert sipper.
bth122 (1256) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from U pick 6 Erie. Poured deep brown with medium full head that dissipated. Lots of chocolate aroma in this one. Creamy texture. Medium full body. Medium sweet taste. Roasted malt and a good bit of cocoa in the taste and a bit of hazelnut. Not bad at all. Needs a little more carbonation and head.
sseb69 (1487) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2012 Bouteille 12 oz. achetée au IGA à Potsdam, NY. Couleur noire, mousse beige-brune. Arôme de café, espresso. En bouche, notes de café, malt grillé, chocolat. Très bon stout.
MercyDevice (345) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich and chocolatey, with notes of coffee and licorice. Pours a very dark brown with a medium-sized light brown head. Rich and flavorful.
jtclockwork (8186) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - 300th non label rating. Pours black with dark brown head. Nose/taste of sweet chocolate, vanilla and slight roasted coffee. Medium body.
musinj6 (390) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 27, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque black with tan 1 finger head that quickly dissipates with little lacing. Prominent roasted malt with very clear flavors of dark chocolate and background of espresso and a subtle hint of tobacco. Surprising hint of pine hops. Full bodied with medium carbonation (would be great on a nitrogen tap, I bet!) Long, medium bitter finish where I appreciate more tobacco and earthy tones. This is a fantastic stout that is not overwhelming in chocolate, but still the dominant idea put forth.
nsquishee (597) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chocolate, coffee, butterscotch, bourbon barrel, vanilla, and smoke flavors. Creamy, sweet, lightly carbonated, and has a dry finish. It wasn’t as thick at I was expecting.
Darwenus (547) - Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pours very flat with no head at all, and the aroma is strong chocolate. The flavor is milk chocolate, a little coffee, kind of a latte thing going on. It’s very smooth, and the slightly north of seven percent ABV doesn’t show up in the taste at all. This thing is too sweet for me and I won’t buy it again, but I cannot say that I didn’t enjoy most of it.