dmschefke (566) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a pitch black with highlights of brown, minimal dark tan head, no lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate, and ever so slight coffee. Flavor matches well with a bit of sweetness and creaminess to it, big surprise huh? Goes down very easy and is quite enjoyable.
samsmith33 (317) - - APR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Khyber Pass pub, Philadelphia. Aroma Is toasted malt, caramel, coffee. Dark black thick pour in a tulip glass, tan head. Taste is coffee, nuts, touch of chocolate. A little flat, but bartender admitted co2 not working properly. Very tasty.
niklasdietz (41) - DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Olbutikken. Pours black with small light brown head. Aroma is coffee, rum, some smoked charcoal. Taste is much more smokey and roasted coffee. Not sure about the milky part aside from making it a little less oily in the mouth perhaps. Great bitterness and carbonation (low) and medium to full bodied. - with thirst, Niklas
Habanero (2180) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours pitch black with an average head. Aroma of slightly roasted malt an note of chocolate and vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up dry with notes of malt bitterness. Medium bodied, oily to creamy texture and soft carb. An excellent stout.
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled October 3rd 2013 and poured March 18th 2014. Into a shaker pint, unfortunately. $2.19 for a single bottle.
Appearance: Black with a head that fizzes away quickly and loudly -- sounds like pop. All that remains is what looks like black water with only a few carbonation bubbles rising from the bottom.
Smell: Hm. Nice. Roasty for sure, but sweetness that creates a bit of a caramel, milk chocolate, and vanilla character. A sweet smelling roast is the primary smell, with the other notes being a bit underlied.
Taste/feel: Definitely a solid beer. Doesnít strike me as being too much different than One Oatmeal stout, just that this one has a bit more "oomph", and a less mouthfeel.. they really are both quite similar beers. The carbonation is pretty mild, but prickly, on this beer, and the texture is a bit thin. The flavor is unlike the smell, as itís just a lot of coffee flavored roastiness, with a subtle vanilla sweetness. As it warms, more sweetness comes through along with... dark fruits? It seems out of place in a cream stout. I do like that it adds another dimension, but itís not what I look for in the style.
A very good cream stout, but not the best Iíve had. It looks ugly in the glass, but it has a pleasing aroma, and a pretty good flavor. The mouthfeel is a bit of a bummer, but Too remains enjoyable regardless. I prefer One to Too just because it is a bit more drinkable, with a nicer feel on it.
Quick Edit: I recommend getting the sediment in the bottle, as it thickens up the brew considerably and really pushes it over the top. After doing that, it turned a very good beer into a great one. You gotta get that all in the bottle.
Benfi (490) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black with a dark brown head Aroma of molasses, toast, and leather. Taste is grainy, toasty and light metallic, with a dry finish.
NikkTwist (1395) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Dark chocolate mocha with milk. Poured an opaque black with a large khaki ring. Body feels thinner than what I would expect for a cream stout. Bakerís chocolate. Pizzelles. Charcoal smoke. Burnt marshmallows. Greek coffee. Vanilla bean. Nice dark flavors though the milk sugars donít add the creaminess that was expected. Disappointed.
jesperhammer (2647) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
04-APR-2014, bottle @summer house - Marielyst.
Dense Black body with lasting, lacing, creamy Brown head.
Aroma of berries, roast, and a touch of smoke.
Taste is much more tar, roast and smoke, less berry.
Very dense and creamy with soft carbonation.
bpar73 (347) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with a thin reddish tan head that dissipates quickly. Dark roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of dark fruit in the aroma and taste. Nice sweet stout.
Vells (548) - LATVIA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite intense roasted maltiness for sweet stout, dark choco character, bit coffee with notes of vanilla. Very decent, but quite boring.. oh and yes.. it is quite creamy and smooth
FatPhil (8632) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap (ALEhouse, Riga) (6+:4:7-:4:13=3.4)
Had this after the super-smooth tres blueberries, that may influence the score. Nice rich roast in the aroma, but not climbing out of the glass and hugging me. Basically black, tan keggy head. Massive in the mouth. Rich roast and burnt retronasasls, some odd cherry stone aspects. Sticky fullness, in the palate, burnt acidity, carbonation relatively soft. Has a potency to it, but dowesnít say boozy. And itís massively burnt, leaving a dry mouth, but without the biting astringency you sometimes get. Finish is dry and a little hollow, but that cavity later resonates with nice dry old bitter hops, that I like. Good, but not great strong stout. Not getting the horrible sweetness of some milk stouts. (not a fan, can you tell?)