rlgk (13387) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a lasting brownish head. A very nice aroma frommilk chocolate and cocoa.Flavor brings cocoa, chocolate, touches of smoke and roasted notes. This is good...
brokensail (13245) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 1, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: The pour is a dark, dark brown color with a thin layer of tan foam.
S: The nose is not very pleasing at all. There is some roasted malt, hints of chocolate, and a slight sweetness. However, there is also something a bit "off" about the aroma that I can’t quite pin point (maybe a touch sour?).
T: The flavor is a slight improvement over the nose with some decent roasted malt and cream flavors with a touch of sweetness. I can’t say that it’s especially good though.
M: The body and carbonation are about standard, with the body being a touch thin.
D: The pedestrian flavors and rather unpleasant nose really put me off of this beer. I think I would pass on this one if offered it again.
Theydon_Bois (12736) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split at Bruces Pad, from Wegmans Downington, 09/12/13.
Light black with a moderate tan covering.
Nose is light roast, lactic tang, dark fruits, touch of berry fruit, dark toffee fudge.
Taste comprises dark toffee, light cocoa, lactic tang, fruit cake.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, dry closure with light roast notes.
bhensonb (12455) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Vintage Cellar. Dark brown/black pour with an ephemeral tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee. Maybe a little nutty. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is smooth burnt toast, hints of fruit, and coffee. Finish is relatively dry and coffee. Not getting much in the way of chocolate. However, I am enjoying it.
bu11zeye (12268) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle) Pours a black (opaque) body with an average light brown head. Aroma of lactic, roasted malt, coffee, and chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel. Flavor of milkiness, coffee, roasted malt, and some chocolate.
argo0 (12119) - Washington DC, USA - APR 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thick tan head atop a nice black body. Aroma is sweet, mocha, some nutty, light vanilla. Taste is mild up top, before strong roasty coffee hits midbody. Medium body lacks the creaminess the name suggests.
jcwattsrugger (11560) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-pours a big, rich light brown head. Color is black. Aroma is coffee, roasty malt. Taste is coffee, milky, smoke, roasty malt. Thick in the mouth. Nice, but not my style.
Pinball (11408) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear dark brown, small light brown head.
mild aroma, malty.
flavor is roasted malts, chocolate milk, dark caramel.
Lubiere (11160) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark reddish brown stout wit a thin brown head. In aroma, light sweet chocolate malt with light coffee grains notes. In mouth, a smooth and delicious milkey chocolate with light coffee notes, vanilla, very nice. On tap at Harrisburg location, April 10th, 2011.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Source: Chevy Chase, DC
black, whispy tan head, rich sweet roasted malt aroma, rich body, lots of roasted malt flavor but otherwise one dimensional
Score: ii to i
black, wispy tan head that can be roused into a thick brown mass, roasted malt aroma with a slight tartness like soured milk, sweet and sour malt flavor, light roasted character, bad sample?
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 3/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 5/20