jgb9348 (4027) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super dark brown coloured body with a thin oily light brown head. Aroma of tons of roasted malt, milk, coffee and a lot of anise and spice notes. Medium-bodied; Assertive roasted malt flavours with prunes, raisins, nuts and a lot of lactic sugars noticeable. Aftertaste a touch lighter with a slightly thinner body, some caramel sweetness and a lot of earthier, nutty flavours. Overall, a nice robust beer with a complex flavour - a bit needed on the body, but a nice beer to sample for sure! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Pear Delicatessen in Seattle, Washington on 08-February-2013 for US$2.00 sampled a day later in my hotel room in Seattle on 09-February-2013.
SHIG (3103) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a deep black with a thin tan color head. Aroma is roasted barley and dark fruit. Taste is a smooth sweet roasted barley.
reebtogi (3388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger of light beige head that leaves some spotted lacing. Aroma is roasted grains with chocolate and coffee and hints of hops. Taste is roasted malt and coffee bitterness with a caramel chocolatey malt sweetness that balances things out. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation leaving a nice mouthfeel. I wouldnít go so far as to call this a sweet stout, but this is a really tasty brew and highly recommended.
bpreo (1188) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 4, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It was my girlfriend with the dirty mind who laughed at the idea of this beer being "Dickís Cream". As a heterosexual male, itís not often I yearn for some "Dickís Cream", but for this Stout Iíll make an exception. And donít get me started on describing the "head"...
mbgrayson (437) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark, almost black, with very little tan head. Aroma is a bit thin, notes of malt, coffee, and dark fruits. Taste is smoother and a bit creamier. Very drinkable and rich, but not as complex or rich as an Imperial. Nicely done!
Nikiel (802) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle with Carla. Pours dark brown with dark tan foam. Smells roasty with a touch of sweetness. Tastes creamy but thin with light coffee and chocolate.
PapaSkeetSkeet (681) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown, see-through cola-color at the edges. Fizzy light-brown head, fades to nothing after a couple of minutes. Aroma is pine, grass, roast, coffee, and chocolate, all in equal amounts. It doesnít really smell that sweet or malty though. Light and creamy body. Flavor has a touch of yummy malt sweetness, but this isnít really a cream/milk/sweet stout in my book. Thereís just not enough milky sweetness and body. Grass, light coffee, light bitterness, light sweet malt. There is a lovely twang of yummy caramel-milk that comes out near the aftertaste once the beer is warmed up. Itís the saving grace for this beer, as it is really not impressive otherwise.
Reid (1615) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from the new Freddys in Wilsonville. $3.99
Black ale with a HUGE creamy ,thick tan coloured head.
Caramel,cereal and milk chocolate aromas..pretty nice actually
Creamy,chocolate( milk) with a nice roasted malt backing. hints of treacle.
Nice mouthfeel..leaves a nice coffee bitterness
Good drinkable stout.
poisoneddwarf (1341) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into English pint. This bottle reads 5.5% ABV. Pours opaque black with a gigantic tan head that recedes slowly. Aroma is strong in DME first and foremost, then caramel and cinnamon bread. Taste is a little sweet but more bitter; nice roasty coffee character. Highly carbonated for the style, full-bodied. Lightly creamy. Flawed but tasty nonetheless.
JaBier (3945) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared by a friend. Black pour with a huge tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate and a vegetal note. Roasty flavor with some chocolate and a creamy character.