ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle poured into a Samuel Smith pint glass.
A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a three finger tan shade. Retention isn’t particularly superb, nor did I expect it to be. Lacing isn’t great, either. Still, the look of this one puts most imperial stouts to shame.
S: Certainly a cream stout, with its big notes of lactose and powdered chocolate. Underlying that is some roasted barley. Smells bigger than it really is.
T: An initial wave of opening lactic cream is really pleasant, giving way to a combination of unsweetened chocolate and roasted barley. The aforementioned finish retains its milky twang, helping to balance all of the pleasant roasty bitterness. I’m also happy the lactose doesn’t come off as being too acidic. This is my kind of stout, only lacking in terms of depth.
M: Creamy and soft, giving way to a semi-dry finish. It does a solid job being moderately easy to drink and feeling big at the same time. Generally, it just FEELS pitch-black.
O: While it definitely comes off like a cream stout, there are many times drinking this where I think it might be an imperial stout, and a rock-solid one at that. Certainly it’s much better than their One oatmeal stout.
screigh (625) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black. Zero head. Smells roasty. Roasty flavor with only a hint of lactose if you search for it. A bit astringent more in line with a porter.
Barreras (1506) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAY 20, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark black color with a roasted malt aroma. Taste is toasty, roasted nut and chocolate. Easy drinking stout, with a creamy coating on the tongue after the swallow.
Dorkenstein (370) - - MAY 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, cream, and chocolate. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, cream, some black licorice.
puren (601) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - MAY 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
czarne, beżowa, średnio obfita piana opada do kołnierza, nie zdobi szkła;
śmietankowy, metaliczny i delikatny kawowy z nutką alkoholu - to połączenie daje dziwny efekt;
ciało wysokie ku średniemu, puszyste, nisko nasycone, finisz czekoladowy, zaklejanie;
czekolada deserowa, słonecznik, paloność, metaliczność, średnia palona goryczka - krótka;
bardzo smaczne, mimo przeszkadzającego mi zaklejania i metalu w aromacie.
basaywhat (168) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Black color with small beige head that dissipates completely. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts. Taste is coffee, more roasted malts, freshness from the lactic character, a hint of tartness, slightly bitter finish.
Booga (56) - Michigan, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another really good stout from DH. Pours deep dark brown with small one finger head. Quickly diminishes to no lace at all. Nice coffee and milk chocolate flavors with a sweet finish. Bit thin and extremely low carb at this age. Good coffee aroma. This rating is for a bottle opened after > 1 yr of cellaring.
wlajwl (5507) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is coffee, chocolate, dark/roasted malts and a hint of dark fruit. The flavor is coffee, chocolate/dark chocolate, dark fruit/mild sweetness and a mix of a acidity and slight tartness in the finish.
Don_Michael (1) - POLAND - APR 19, 2016 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: roast coffee, dark chocolate
Appearance: black with beige head
Taste: smooth, dark chocolate, aftertaste bitterness
daje (3469) - NORWAY - FEB 17, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Laundromat, january 20th 2015. Black body, small tanned head. Aroma is mildly roasted with chocolate. Taste is bitter, dark cocoa, fruity, with a rather thin body. Lasting bitterness combined with a sweet finish.
BrettGT (103) - Aalborg, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma full of chocolate, roasted malts and a little caramel.
Pours black, creamy one finger head.
Pretty sweet and light bitterness.
Very easy drinking sweet stout that has a good amount of roasted, creamy chocolate to it.
Body is medium to full, soft carbonation and a rounded roasted finish.