drfabulous (3394) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at taproom. Wow. This is a big whisky tasting sticky stout that is full of flavor. Intense. Very tasty.
gregdafdxguy (11) - Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2013 Wow. Stunning. Maybe the best brew Iíve ever had. I kept missing this on tap, and finally got a chance to try it when they put it on tap out of the blue. Beautiful pitch-black color, like the richest looking beer youíve ever had. Smells amazing, even very cold: chocolate, vanilla, sweet bready malt, Turkish delight, ribs, coffee. Iíve had all the famous beers, and this was as good as them all.
What sets it apart is how easy it is to drink; imagine drinking BCS by the pint. You canít, right? BCS is awesome, but Mecha Hugs takes the best parts of barrel-aged super stout and makes it drinkable. I had two of these in 90 minutes, and I drove home, happy and still tasting the brew 30 minutes later.
Tastes like the best milk chocolate, with a strong alcohol kick you can sense in its richness but canít really taste, full of chocolate and vanilla, with some smoke all on a rich, velvety body. I am in awe.
BCS is my standard for most complex, rich beer ever. But I liked Mecha Hugs more.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce tulip glass at the Half Acre Brewery during their CCBW open house event. This stuff was all around excellent. Dark, syrupy brown appearance with a burnt brown, dense layer of foam on top. Aroma of wood, milk chocolate, rye, and whiskey. Taste was just like the aroma with a boozy pop that made it a sipping beverage and assertive to a degree that made it really satisfying to drink slowly and allow it to warm up in the glass. Thick and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, I loved this one and I hope itís offered again sometime.
dinkle50 (835) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with an espresso head. Aroma of chocolate and whiskey. Big creamy mouth. Sweet chocolate. Whiskey is there, but not overpowering. Nutty and coffee like. Damn good.
pantanap (3324) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the source. Poured from what looks to be the last pitcher... Pours a silky black hue, less intense auburn edges and topped with a solid deeper tan head that reduces down to a thin film... Oaky vanilla and coconut bourbon with a deeper stouty chocolate base that meets with the aforementioned. Nice barrel base without overtaking the base although the coffee and roast is a little forgone ... Smooth creamy and mostly sweet with a coconut and bourbon vanilla impartations meshing effortlessly throughout. Sweet stout base with a subtle roastiness in the backend. Slick somewhat full mouthfeel. Barrel presence is nice without feeling overbearing. A slight degree of heat on the backend. Nice.