sonnycheeba (2522) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with just a trace of thin, fizzy off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, milk chocolate, light earthy hops, dates, and light woody notes. Flavor is dry malts forward with some roast and light earthy hops and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (8444) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear mahogany with light, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malt with dates and plum esters, and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours dark brown with off-khaki head. Nose was dark malt, some hops, cacao, not much else. Tasted lactic, dark malty, with backup hops, almost like a watered down bllack IPA. The mixing seemed to create a reverse synergistic effect, whereby both halves of this one were lessened by the other. Not a good experiment.
Cruzan59 (198) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pint glass at the LBC...wasn’t quite sure how to enter this one...I was hoping someone else would do it...it was on special...cask brew of their Hop Hog and Milk Stout...couldn’t go wrong with their two best...pours a dark brown mix of the two at room temperature...evidence of both styles in this glass...smell was sweet, a bit raisiny with some hints of chocolate...taste was creamy with hints of toffee and chocolate, mild hops in the background...a bit heavy (may have been the food too!) but a nice treat.