deyholla (7482) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the 2010 RBSG Grand Tasting, can’t remember who cracked this, but thanks! Poured black with a yellowish brown head that dissipated slowly. Aroma was a nice combination of both sweet and dark chocolate notes with a bit of coffee. Flavor was more bitter chocolate and some coffee but not particularly sweet.
phaleslu (7108) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro draft sample on the brewpub side. Pours a coffee brown with a creamy beige head. Abundant chocolate here, obviously, along with coffee, cream, toast, and earth. The milk chocolate is definitely there, but also some more bitter dark chocolate. Medium-bodied, with a smooth mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Delicious.
TheAlum (6119) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by Kan at Stoutfest 2012. Thanks! Pours a rich blackish opaque hue, inky and thick, rich and dark. A frothy darker brown head sits atop, laces ok. Aromas are sweeter overall. Offering cocoa, roast, toast. Gentle caramel, coconut, and toffee. Touches of spice. A bit more tame than anticipated. Initial is fuller bodied offering vanilla and cocoa, touches of toffee, vanilla, and cocoa. Rich flavors mix with coconut, toffee, and cocoa. Touches of dark fruit. Middle offers less thickness, more drinkability, with vanilla, spice, and life. Mellow sweetness pervades. Finish is mellow dry citrus, touches of bitterness, spice, and sweet deep malts. Nice but lacking oomph. Silky sweet palate works well here.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Pours a black body with a tan head. Dark and roast y aroma dark chocolate tones and coffee esk notes that don’t follow through at at all. A much softer and sweeter palate then suggested by the aromatic character. A creamy more lactose, hints of oats, and a nuttier body. A nice sweet stout.
egajdzis (5488) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown mahogany color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, lactose, toast, and smoked wood. Taste of dark cherries, lactose, roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a semi-sweet finish.
decaturstevo (5340) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with no head or lace. Espresso and chocolate aroma. A hard espresso flavor with a light chocolate kicker. Medium bodied with no carbonation. (growler)
kramer (5256) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler, RBWG 2010. Pours a flat black body with a minimal wispy light brown head. Rich chocolaty nose with some roast, light lactose, and some minimal hops. The flavor is full on rich milk chocolate with a roasty sweet finish. It’s like drinking a chocolate bar. Medium bodied, a little sticky, with soft carbonation. Very nice Sweet Stout.
JaBier (5106) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Jackie O’s on 2/5/11. Darkest brown pour with a medium tan head. Aroma is chocolate, buttercream and roasted malt. Bitter roasty flavor up front, then sweet milk chocolate and bitter semi-sweet chocolate with a nice creamy character before a roasty finish.
Beerman6686 (4999) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was of medium roasted malt, dark chocolate, and some lactose. Flavor was smooth and milky, chocolate flavors are definately there, as well as the roasted malt, not overly sweet though and light hops as well. Decent.
TomDecapolis (4592) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Josh for sharing this growler. Pours a deeper brown with little to no head (although was from a growler that was traded). Aroma of lactose, chocolate, tobacco and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate and lactose.