rader58 (866) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz samplePours very dark brown. Aroma of peat, molasses, vanilla. Flavor is smokey, caramel, vanilla, cherry, roasty, cocoa. Dry finish.
AirForceHops (5876) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Old Chicago, Omaha, NE. Color is pitch black, thin lacing down the shaker glass. Aroma is burnt sugar, mild roast, dark chocolate and maybe coffee like tones.
The body is pretty good, fuller side of medium. The flavor is indeed sweet with lactose sugar noticeable under the chocolate and coffee grinds. Very little roasted malt, could use a tad more in that department. Sweet but not overly done. Pretty nice classic example of the style and easy to drink.
ozzy70 (585) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours cola colored with minimal head that disappeared quickly. Aroma was roasty, chocolates and cream. Taste was coffee and light cream. Good one.
deyholla (9816) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the bottle at the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest. Pours a clear dark brown with a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a sweet musty dark grain with hints of bitter chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is similar with sweet musty dark grains and chocolate as well as a hint of roasted malts.
MetalNHopHead (1250) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sweet Stouts are some of my favorite dark beers, and Fallen Angel is one Empyrean beer thatís eluded me. Maybe it was my high excitement to try this beer that led to it being something of a letdown for me. If you call a beer Fallen Angel, I want a sinfully delicious black beer with seductive smoothness and hedonistic - yet calculated - sweetness. Fallen Angel just isnít that. As a Sweet Stout, itís not particularly sweet (there is some spicy-sweet chocolate). Nor is it very Stout-like (not a lot of roasted flavor). Thatís not to say itís bad. Thereís a creamy taste and the grains are nice. Still, I found myself wanting a richer flavor and a velvet body. This is a decent seasonal thatís light on alcohol, though. If thatís your thing.
beer187 (10) - - FEB 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
smooth-drinking, late-winter wonder. Weíve crafted this English-styled stout using roasted malts and a healthy dose of lactose sugar to produce a creamy-rich beer with hints of roasted chocolate.
TheHOFF43 (2015) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap a while ago. Pours brown. Weak roasted malts, some chocolate on the nose. Taste is similar, somewhat sweet, somewhat thin.
arnold931 (1229) - Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with light tan head. Nose is chocolate and some roast. Taste is mild. Some chocolate and maybe some coffee. Okay.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown blackish color with a tan head. Well carbonated. Notes of milk, milk chocolate and roast. Sweet up front, creamy with a pop of carbonation. Roasted notes dominate along with the lactose. Moves in and out of chocolate notes, but very light. Light bodied beer, not great, or sessionable, but not cloyingly sweet, so thats good.
HuskerTan (1521) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- Coffee, chocolate, roasty.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Coffee, chocolate, bitter cocoa, roasty, slightly sweet, balanced.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, roasty finish.
O- This sweet stout has a lot of coffee flavor and lots of chocolate. Not as creamy as I would have expected it to be but the sweetness from all the sugar is definitely present.
DandyWolfFloyd (1007) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
c/o of a trade w/ unclemike
Aroma - is lighter than expected, but has a little chocolate and some roast.
Appearance - dark brown/black body; opaque liquid; head is a light tan and sets up about 1" and settles into a small sliver
Taste - taste is roasty with some chocolate malt
Palate - is medium; the texture is thin for a stout, and slightly cream; carbonation is average; finish is somewhat roast