Meilby (10774) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Best Western Plus, Waterbury, VT
Pours dark brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and hint of lactose. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted, milk chocolate, coffee and fruity finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat.
Astrozombie (53) - Largo, Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light aroma clean Coco notes. Dark with no head some tan lacing. Taste is chocolate all day.. Milk, dark, bakers it’s all there. Smooth feel. Sticky on the lips. Very nice
glennmastrange (2606) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of dark bread and dark chocolate, light toasted orange peel and dough for the hops and yeast, with hints of licorice and cola. Head is small, wispy, light tan with good lacing and good legs, and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and lightly better. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy to syrupy, and has a lively carbonation with a lightly to moderately alcoholic. Maybe a touch too sweet, but mostly an easy sipping Sweet Stout.
superspak (4394) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/19/2015. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, vanilla, cream, light nuttiness, light herbal, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and chocolate notes; with good strength. Taste of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, vanilla, cream, light nuttiness, light herbal, and toasted earthiness. Light roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toffee, toast, dark bread, vanilla, cream, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and chocolate flavors; with a good roasted bitter/sweet balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial cream stout style. All around great robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt and chocolate flavors; and very smooth to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
mstrcrwly (933) - New York, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..dark brown with a thin tan head..aroma of chocolate,coffee,dark fruits..tastes like it smells..creamy mouthfeel..good,solid stout.
Smoothsippin (47) - Minnesota, USA - APR 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark with a tan head. Toasty cocoa aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Taste the chocolate, turns a bit bittersweet on the swallow, and lingers into the aftertaste, very nice. Does have a bit of a creamy feel to it. One of the better chocolate stouts I have tried. Will have again.
Aurelius (4963) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Loads of cocoa in the aroma and flavor. Sweet, creamy, a little earthy. Tasty and drinkable. On tap, Proof.
joshmcg000 (388) - Iowa, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan head. Aroma is chocolate and roast. Lots of roast, quite a bit of smoke also. Followed by creamy chocolate. Pretty yum.
Beerdedone (3188) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown/black with a tan head. Aroma was roasty with chocolate and vanilla. flavor was mildly sweet with milk chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla and light coffee. Very smooth & creamy. A decent stout
AWISLguy (2320) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kensington Liquors from my Hopslam run. Very dark brown pour, with a brown head. Aroma has thickly layered bakers chocolate, caramel and molasses. Later some dark fruits showed through. Taste is of sweet caramel, bittersweet chocolate, some roast, some molasses and some creme de cacao. Medium to full bodied and not very smooth, with some alcohol. Finishes mostly sweet, but with a solid bitter kick fighting to be noticed - a nice balance for a "sweet stout". Not too smooth, the blend could have perhaps turned out better. 13.6