esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Kuhnhenn Brewpub. 11:47 black with a creamy brown ring atop and sticky lace. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, dark roasted malts and Hersheys syrup. Taste a bit like Hershey’s syrup too with cocoa, roasted malt, mocha, light fruit and some darker malts. Zinde would like this, while not bad, a touch too cloying for me.
burg326 (3667) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark black color from the bottle with aromas of chocolate, lactose, light nuts, some vanilla, and a touch of sweetness. Flavors are chocolate, vanilla, lactose, and a hint of nuts. Really nice stout overall, nice mouth feel, thick and creamy.
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark black color. The aroma is down right awesome!! Vanilla bean chocolate, coffee with creamy lactose sugar.
Deep layers of sweet goodness! Lighter body but not light in flavor. Lots of chocolate, coffee and cream and a nice amount of vanilla bean. Some mild bitterness that helps cut the sweet lactose sugars. Not overly sweet. Another fine job.
AdamJackson (2598) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to whoever for sending this to me. Enjoyed slightly cold and allowed to warm up. Split 3 ways.
A - Looks like chocolate peanut butter sweet milky heaven.
S - Nose is quite nice. Lots of chocolate candies, sweet vanilla and a huge chocolate with some sort of hazelnut french vanilla liquor.
T - The lactose makes this beer awesome. Chocolate roasted vanilla. Just loads of awesome-ness. The sweet creamy notes accentuate the vanilla perfectly. Excellent finish.
M - Oily, sweet and very thick.
O - This is a fantastic beer!
GT2 (8425) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
> Tootsie roll type of watery, thin stout
[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ northernbrews ][ Trade ][ Pizza Boy Snifter ][ 6.14.14 ]
>> 2014 bottling. HP laserjet label. Pours clear sepia, small, tight foam. Spotty lacing. Nose is detergent, amaretto, chocolate covered cherry, milk chocolate candy, tootsie roll. Palate is thinner, ashy, dusty. Taste is tootsie roll, ash, not sticky. Nose eventually opens up to cherry amaretto ice cream. Feels like 8%+ as stated.
>!< weaker body, ashy, too much tootsie roll
wchesser (1163) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from FlandersNed-thanks, Steve! Deep brown, low carbonation. Rich nose of sweet vanilla and chocolately malts. Taste follows with smooth mouthfeel. Pretty rich sweet stuff-perfect for a 2 or 3 way split for desert.
peteinSD (1374) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Sean - thanks! Black pour with a small ring of tan foam. Lactose, coffee, cocoa, and vanilla in the aroma. Taste is nice lactose and coffee with mild hop bitterness and chocolate. Relatively clean mouthfeel. I liked this beer - very non-gnarly for this brewery. Good one.
Ataraxia (369) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark brown, almost black, opaque, thin cappuccino head. Marshmallow fluff, chocolate syrup, caramel, roasted malt, a little vanilla, and sweetened coffee. Very sugary, but rather thin and flat in texture. Medium-bodied, lower carb than expected, and a bit of metallic undertone in the bittersweet finish.
bytemesis (3151) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 2014 - thanks blowofftube! Pours opaque black with a small creamy tan head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is rich chocolate, vanilla, cocoa puffs(!), some roasty malts. Flavor is quite sweet, light bitter, huge kind of artificial chocolate, vanilla. Kind of like candy. Full body, creamy, some lingering bitterness.
merc7186 (2083) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Chocolate, Mild Lactose
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Milk Chocolate, Lactose, Mild Cocoa
Mouthfeel. Decent Carbpnation, Medium to Full Bodied, ;ildly Sweet
jkwood04 (3937) - Connecticut, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a teku. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma of dark malts, mainly chocolate but some roasted malts too, vanilla, lactose, light dough, and hints of hops. Flavor the same with a very nice blend of the chocolate, vanilla, and milk stout. Smooth texture. A cool beer.