Beyond (23) - Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark, opaque pour. Dark tan head. Sweet, creamy, chocolate, caramel, earthy, malty taste. Silky smooth palate feel. Little bitterness. Maybe a bit sweet for my taste, but a nice brew.
glennmastrange (2400) - 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 (3215) - 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 (600) - 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 (36) - 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 (4603) - 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 (369) - 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 (2901) - 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 (1655) - 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
mfhennig (112) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours black, big fat frothy brown head. This thing smelled and tasted like a milk chocolate drink from my youth called Kayo. It brought back memories, and I’m probably dating myself.
Let me just say this, I enjoyed this for what it was, and I feel my rating was accurate, but as a flashback, this is a 5.0, without a doubt. I love it.
jmohno (1207) - Iowa, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt brown appearance with light spitty, spotty light lace. Aroma of vanilla, nutty like, chocolate, minerally light roast, slight fruit maybe. Taste is rich smooth slick, with refined caramel malts/roast malts, hint of booze but not much, chocolate flavor more noticeable in finish, light roast/ashyness. Has some berry like flavor as I get a lot in dark beer, particularly black berry boysen berry or blueberry. Has some dryness in finish. Overall pretty good a bit refined and mildy complex but somewhat generic at the same time almost but maybe not. Ive had a lot of bad experiences with Breckenridge but this one did pretty well. They did well with the chocolate character in this.