jc1762 (475) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Greg for sharing the bottle!
Poured into a taster showing translucent coffee with sparse latte foam.
The nose is pure milk chocolate (think Hersheys).
The palate is light bodied and foamy, well carbonated. The palate shows nothing but chocolate. Moderate sweetness but this is made for dessert. Perfect porter qualities though - light bodied, foamy and goes down easy.
willisread (1597) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 10, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Ratebeer Tokyo W & CB Tasting. Thanks Gregg P! Huge hot chocolate nose with clear cacao nib and vanilla notes. Slightly thin body, but the flavors come though so strong on the palate. Lots of cacao in here. Rich and palate-coating. Not overly sweet at all. Dry and lightly bitter cacao nib finish. Liked this one a lot.
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 10, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown color. Big chocolate nib and vanilla nose. Sweetish but not too sweet. Tons of brownies and lingering vanilla finish. Very nice
KyotoLefty (8492) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the Rate Beer Awards Festival Hotel Bottle Share. Nose of chocolate, coffee, vanilla. Very sweet vanilla, chocolate, and lactose creamy flavor. Too sweet and additive-infested for me.
anthony850 (435) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Out of a bottle. Poured dark. Creamy with a strong chocolate taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Stoned99 (843) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
341ml Bottle from trade with Sean served at 54F. Thanks Sean. Aroma: intense chocolate aroma, hint of vanilla and fresh coffee beans. App: pitch black with medium frothy moka, on retention, good lacing. Taste and palate: medium body, smooth, just a tiny tad watery, moderate carbonation, men sweetness, finish is sweet. Overall: good stuff. Wish it was maybe a bit more strong, but overall quite good. Well done
SHIG (4210) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a brown with tan head. Sweet coco chocolate nose. Sweet rich silky chocolate and dark malt, drinks smooth but lacks depth.
kathouse (1418) - Nevada, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from the bottle near pitch black with a light tan foam. Chocolate, vanilla, and a rich roast aroma. Some coffee like bitterness hits first followed by the rich chocolate. Good body but not a great deal of sweetness.
Sledutah (6398) - Utah, USA - FEB 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the RBWG hotel bottle share
Dark brown with a medium sized beige head, some lacing. Aroma of maple syrup. Taste of dark malts, vanilla and plastic
Aroma is great, taste is not
madelfonatree (303) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled 11/24/2015 enjoyed in a Mad Elf tulip.
Look - A lot of sediment, it turns the dark brown body almost reddish brown. No lacing. No head left after a while. Head is tan when there. 4
Smell - Coke. Chocolate. Sweet. Raspberry.
Taste - Chocolate. Coke. Dr. Pepper. Sweet.
Feel - Not carbonated. Milky.
Overall - Crazy murkiness. One of the most pop forward beers I’ve had. Not something to write home about. Milk stouts have really stopped appealing to me.