nimbleprop (4621) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can pours an inky black with some lacing, tan head. Looks bigger than it is. Smells a little bigger than it is too. Aroma is heavy with roasted grain, toast, the lactose is definitely there too, the vanilla is faint in the nose, molasses, cocoa nibs, light mocha. Flavor is nicely blended, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, malt are all working harmoniously, bread crust, a little soil. Full bodied, sweet, lightly creamy finish. For me, I think this could do without the lacto.
finn1918 (193) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a thick brown head that leaves pretty good lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, and a little vanilla. Taste is sweet chocolate, vanilla, and a very subdued hop bitterness. Feels a little oily/watery in the mouth and has an odd watery finish, like a schwarzbier. This is a solid enough sweet stout for $3.
burg326 (3576) - Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured black with aromas of chocolate, toffee, light coffee and some vanilla. Flavors are the same with a light touch of earth. An oily mouth feel but solid none the less.
NikkTwist (1538) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Moriartys. Oily black pour with some tan foam. Nice roasted flavors. Dark cold cocoa. Chocolate liquorice. Malted milk. Turkish coffee. Creamy body. Some black pepper. Nicely balanced. Semi-sweet but finishes dry. Well made but no exceptional notes.
mcox90 (1529) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can poured into a snifter. Pours black as ink with zero head, Aroma is roasted malt, milk and vanilla bean. Sweet lactose and vanilla bean flavor. More milk chocolate and a bit of caramel. Smooth creamy palate with almost zero carbonation. This was good.
tnkw01 (1058) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Deep dark, almost black. Aroma is burnt toast and coffee. Taste is chocolate, coffee and roasted grains.
andyhwcinc (1429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed from can pour at Township in Chicago, IL prior to my band playing. I've been meaning to try this's, happy I finally did! Appearance is pitch black, light tan rim. Aroma mostly of chocolate malt with light vanilla and coffee notes, smells good. Taste is fantastic! It's going to be -10 here in a couple of days and this is the type of beer to drink for that weather. Rich in lactose and vanilla with huge chocolate notes. Definitely sweet, but great. Also, nice hazelnut notes, almost like Nutella. Happy to have had this!
conway (1325) - - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Pitch black with a thin mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is coffee and chocolate with some lactose. Taste adds roasted malt, nice hints of vanilla and some surprising citrusy hop notes at various points. Velvety palate with some subtle carbonation. This is an almost perfect prototype of the style.
BillWyce (700) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: growler from GAT Beer, NE Philadelphia. Poured opaque ink-black with a 3-finger dark tan head. Creamy and chocolatey aroma. Medium body, slightly oily. Roasty flavor up front that gives way to a chocolate note. The roasty note returns in the finish, with a bit of a cocoa note as well.
puboflyons (2075) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 18, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the can. It pours the color of oil with a small head that dissipates almost on contact. A bevy of aromas including roasted dark malts and vanilla bean with a burnt smoky quality top it. All very subtle but all very distinctive. Medium smooth body. The taste has is also quite roasty and toasty with a low bitterness finishing slightly dry.