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RATINGS: 519   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 312   ABV: 10.4%
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English: This stout looks like soft dookie and some will say it smells and tastes like it too. If you like a thick, creamy and utterly vanillalicious stout you’ll like this one. If you don’t, get yourself something else instead.


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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rulas3 (107) - Madrid, - DEC 16, 2012
color negro completamente opaco, espuma beige, aroma intenso, mucho cuerpo, poco carbonico, sabor maltoso, predomina el torrefacto y sobre todo el chocolate, pero mantiene el punto amargo, interesante y facil de beber


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BOSSbrewer (2518) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle (of Soft DK version) at home. Pours very dark brown with two fingers of mocha head that dissipates quickly - head looked like a cola head. Aroma is dark chocolate and slight vanilla. Flavor follows with lots of dark chocolate and some slight dark fruit. Very sweet beer. Much too sweet. There was also a metallic taste on the finish. Not terribly enjoyable, but drinkable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
janubio (482) - SPAIN - MAY 23, 2015
Great black colour and great brown head, doesn’t hold for too long, but leaves a ring. There’s a strong smell just opening the bottle, I wouldn’t say dookie, more like used diapers. Then chocolate, dark fruits (raisins, plums), vanilla...Medium body, creamy and sticky palate. Taste of chocolate, dark fruits, mollasses, vanilla... Very complex great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2854) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle labeled as "Soft DK". Pours a deep black with thin ring of tan brown head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of big roast and dark chocolate over sweet vanilla hints. Taste follows, a bit of earth and tobacco and less of the vanilla until it heats up. Warming booze as it goes down, thick mouth, soft carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1660) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle from Rays. Black pour with a brown head leaving nice lace. Aroma has molasses, caramel, some roast and some chocolate. No diaper ever smelled like that ... Taste is of sweet caramel, sweet molasses, roast, and cocoa. Medium to full bodied with some alcohol presence. Finishes fairly long and much more sweet than bitter, but with just enough bitterness to stop it from being cloying. More roast would have made this stellar. 14.4

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1328) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2015
The beer pours a viscous reddish black color with a small tan head that fades quickly to a ring. The aroma blends coffee beans, dark chocolate, caramel and chocolate malts, booze, and a hint of vanilla. The taste is mildly bitter, mildly umami, and a touch sweet, and the major flavor is mocha, which lingers for a long-lasting aftertaste. The palate, unfortunately, has a thin texture and a medium body, which doesn’t quite match the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamstome (1229) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Black pour, brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, flavor is cocoa, vanilla, chocolate, espresso. Sweet. Rich and thick.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1049) - USA - MAY 14, 2015
Black with a thick brown head. Aroma is strong vanilla with some cocoa. Flavor is boozy and sweet. Noticeable vanilla and bourbon with a sticky sweet finish. Wife: 4.5

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (3227) - Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 3/3/2015. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, vanilla, toffee, toast, dark bread, tobacco, raisin, plum, light wood smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, vanilla, toffee, toast, dark bread, tobacco, raisin, plum, light wood smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1047) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black pour with s big mocha head. Oak, vanilla, tuna flake, raisin, coffee. Big chewable body with good carbonation. Slight oaky and vanilla finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magsinva (951) - Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle - pours pitch with a thin tan head. Aroma is vanilla and chocolate with some warmth on the finish. Nice!


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