sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The Dan Journal #199. Tasted 7/10/08. 12oz bottle. Dark brwon hue. Gnarly eyeball of khaki head. More toffee and cream in the aroma than the One Stout. Subtle dose of alcohol in the nose. More so vanilla and creamy and richer. Mild bitterness. These Guys are good!
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUN 26, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured dark brown with ruby highlights and a large fizzy/frothy brown head. Rich sweet aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, a bit of alcohol, some light bitter coffee. Flavor follows with notes of roasted coffee beans, some 60% cacao bitter chocolate, a bit of vinous fruits, some dry alcohol. I’m impressed how this beer balances sweetness and bitter roastiness. At first I thought they traded off, with sweetness coming first and bitterness following, but as I went though the glass I felt more that they somehow worked side-by-side, the virtual ideal for a milk stout. Mouth feel is sufficiently creamy for the style. Overall I was very impressed by beer which finally penetrated my select group of favorite stouts that are not brewed Bell’s.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of someone from the Tampa crew. Pours black with a small tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and sweet malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium creamy mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and well hidden alcohol. Very good.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown black body with a creamy white head. Aroma is sweet and matly and some chocolate malt. Flavor is milk chocolate, chocolate malt, lactose mostly. Easy to drink. Good beer.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, courtesy CIgarCityBrew I believe. Black pour, not much of a head, and a ring of white lacing on the glass. Chocolate nose, giant roasted malts, some oats. Creamy chocolate flavors, some lactose, oats, malts are very fulfilling, with full of life. So good. Smooth and frothy mouthfeel, drinkable, delicious.
nefarious (220) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
thick black with a (dark tan rich head) pour....roasted malts and sweets and chocolate aroma....bitter chocolate and strong coffee flavor and a very good thick mouth feel......Dark Horse has yet to let me down.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Noogfest Four-O. Pours red-black with small beige head. Aroma is roasty, a touch sweeter than One. Flavor is the same roasty sweetness with some slight caramel character. Good, but a little less interesting than its predecessor.
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one is harsher than the One. It’s less creamy in body as well. Nice beer though.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
5-19-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to The_Epeeist and demitriustown
Brown black pour with a thin tan head that fades almost immediately. Smell is light and mild raosted malt. Flavor is lightly sweet and nutty. Thin mouthfeel - with a slightly low carbonation. It has some raosted elements but overall is just a bit bland.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 2, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Noogfest 08. Pours midnight black with a brown head. Dominate coffee in the nose, but pleasant. Medium to full bodied with some dryness on the palate, slightly creamy texture. Flavor of dark bakers chocolate and coffee with a moderate balancing bitterness. This is good but lacks the wow factor that I find in other Dark Horse stouts.