strongpieman (1368) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Good stout, must wait to drink at right temp, served too cold. Black, thick, smooth, roasted malts but not too much.
tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2013 Tap: black, black, black as night, just as the rest of the Dark Horse stouts are, with a deep-tan, cherry-tinted head comprise of small bubbles that takes its time settling. Aroma is packed with bitter black coffee, roasted malt, some chocolate notes, & a solid helping of milky sweetness, burnt brown & caramelized sugar, & a touch of vanilla. Even a hint of smoke. Taste is full of bitter coffee beans, bittersweet dark chocolate, raw cocoa, generic creamy sweetness, roasted malts, slight char, & dense brown sugar. I get a tiny bit of smoke in the back end, finishing with some faint vanilla & woodsy tones... Burnt, charred nuts with a hand-in-hand milky sweet element to balance. You can definitely smell/taste the lactose, but it is integrated very well. This has always been my second favorite of the series (behind Plead the Fifth)... great stout overall.
SpongeRuiner (531) - Michigan, USA - NOV 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice thick and creaminess feel. Smooth chocolate flavor with a solid smokey background. I really like it. Good series from Dark Horse.
Inbreak (1394) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 15.03.2013, tap @ Melkebaren:
Lett fyldig og sødmerik lukt med preg av mørk malt, humle, lakris, mørkt sukker, kaffi, karamell, soya, litt laktose. Lett sødmerik smak med preg av mørk malt, humle, kaffi, lakris, gras, litt mørke bær, askebeger, litt laktose. Middels bitterhet som set litt. God.
HisBoyElroy (397) - Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very solid beer. Pick this one up if you get the chance. It is an all around good brew.
medfordmh (22) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle. A: leather, burnt toast, prune, BBQ smoke, dark chocolate. A: deep dark brown color, pretty much black, dark brown head. Not much lacing T: burnt toast, liquid smoke, prune, dark chocolate, coffe, slight charred meat, slight marshmallow, slight alcohol and slight sour cream P: surprisingly light for a milk stout. Not too thick not too thin with a slight mouth coat. Roasty chocolate up front, lasting bitterness on the back half. O: awesome. Light body for tons of smoky goodness. Alcohol is well hidden and a light lactose touch
kevinsenn (946) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Champane’s. Pours black black black with a dark brown head; wow. Aroma of molasses, toast, and leather. Taste is grainy, toasty, slightly metallic, with a dry finish. Not tasting much in the ways of cream here. I guess it comes through more in the mouthfeel, which is silky and smooth. Overall very tasty.
chucklemation (283) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly smooth. Has a somewhat weak, watery body, but an amazingly sweet and creamy finish.
koleminer20 (348) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. The beer pours a nice jet black with a minimal dark brown head that disperses quickly. The aroma is very sweet with the milk lactose coming forward. Hints of chocolate, light coffee and roast finish off the scent. The taste isn't too different from the smell. It just lacks that complexity of a good stout. The mouth feel is decently thick, but the sweetness of the finish lingers a little longer than I'd like
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burg326 (3086) - Florida, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle, poured a black color with aromas of sweet milk, light chocolate, roast and some earth. Flavors are the same, sweet lactose, light chocolate, and some grounds, nice stout overall.