boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours pitch black with minimal head. The aroma Is very lactic as expected with light coffee and milk chocolate. The taste has a nice milky flavor backed by some coffee and dark chocolate.
mikem409 (1964) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours black with thin white lacing. aroma is faint coffee and chocolate. taste is very thin light smoke and chocolate, coffee creeps at end wish it was thicker and creamy
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
transparent sepia, thin cream ring. Wet-bark/moss nose is lightly lactic, earthy, with hints of chocolate. Flavor is thinner, bitter and earthy, the thinness and roast reminiscent of anise. Thin and dry, accenting roast.
argo0 (12851) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Small tan had atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, molasses/brown sugar, coffee, milk chocolate, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, coffee, caramel, some milk chocolate, light earthy. Smooth medium body.
ryanscourt (1256) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown. Aroma is coffee and funkyness. Taste of roasted coffee and finishes with lactulose? Not really a big fan of this style. Body is a little light and nice chocolate and coffee flavors are mild. Leaves taste in mouth of a finished cigar.
MartinT (8957) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
Mineral angles enhance this oily Stoutís burnt roastiness before sweet dulce de leche flavors take over for the long run.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam slowly fades to a ring atop the brown-edged darkness.
-Initially, there is a nice balance of coffee, lactose and dark malts.
-The aroma leans more towards roast and char than chocolate and sugars.
-A light acidity appears in the finish.
-The mouthfeel is strangely oily. Not entirely appealing...
-Coffee comes off as sweet and diluted; not the best showing on that front.
Bottle. Thx Steve!
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lactic slightly sweet roasty aroma, lively light caramel, medium body, flavorful espresso like coffee chocolate nice...
kramer (5733) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown body with a small fizzy beige head that faded pretty quickly. The nose is pretty nice, lots of dry roasted coffee with some roasted malt and a little burnt caramel. The flavor is a big of a letdown though, the coffee is there, but it comes across as a bit over roasted and if sits atop a body thatís just a bit too thin and boring. It tastes a bit burnt and acrid, and I think itís the malt more than the coffee. Lighter bodied than expected, it almost seems a bit watery, with soft fizzy carbonation. Not the best beer, I had high hopes for this in my mind just based on the name alone. Disappointed.
aussiebrewer (2) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice coffee notes. Lacks a little body. Light colored head which disappears. Easy session drinking for a stout.
johnnnniee (3467) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a solid dark brown with the faintest of ruby highlights when held to light and a smallish khaki head that slowly dissipates to a cap on top. Smells of sweet and milk sugar with a nice chocolate and roast intermingling with just a hint of caramel. The flavor is sweet and creamy with lactose and sugars up front. Roasted coffee milk with a hint of vanilla and chocolate round out the flavor quite nicely. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet creamy silky smooth mouthfeel. This is a very nice stout I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks to Alex M for hooking me up.