BrewDad (4926) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deep dark brown color with a thin head. The aroma was that of a deep rich dark malts and chocolate and coffee. The flavors where also deep and rich and this was a great stout. Loved the rich dark malts and the smooth silky taste. This could be used with some ice cream and would be a great beer float. A great cooking beer also. This was a wonderful beer.
Skinnyviking (7000) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium high but lasting light brown fluffy head. Well its not pitch black but its close to. Coffee aroma, good and simple maybe just a hint of chocoolate. Flavor of coffee, choccolate pretty mild though. Little bitterness, long aftertaste. Pretty good for a beer with such a relatively low alcohol percentage.
mrant (330) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells earthy and like caramel, very sweet. Pours an opaque black with a small tan head. Taste is sweet chocolate with coffee. Very thick and flavorful. A tasty stout I’d like have again.
radagast83 (4563) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2007 Bottle. This beer is great! Aroma of chocolates. Flavor is very creamy, chocolates, with a almost milkshake familiarity to it. I have to say it’s very easy to consume and I’ll be looking into this one in the future.
Boliv (1148) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poured dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of chocolate. Flavor is nice, like a chocolate milkshake. Body, however, is thin and almost watery. I guess that makes it drinkable, but I was hoping for something with a little more substance. Good beer though.
OldMrCrow (1812) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with brown highlights and a relatively small head. Malty chocolate aroma; chocolate milkshake (well, vanilla soft serve w/ chocolate syrup at least) milkshake flavors. Gentle hop bite on the short side of the close, returning to bittersweet chocolate on the long end. Easy drinking save for a somewhat prickly fine carbonation.
Quite drinkable even if not particularly adventurous or challenging.
Oakes (12429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light brown and hazy. Aroma of chocolate and almond, and lots of starch. The body is a bit thin. Profile is mainly chocolatey but kind of vague with the thin nuttiness of a mailed-in brown ale. It’s okay, but not nearly full enough for a milk stout.
bonbright7 (181) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was at a beer dinner in Rocky Point, NY on Wednesday when I passed this on the bar and I had been meaning to try it. I bought a round for my table of this special stout and I inhaled the delightful chocolate aroma as I passed the tray full around. The first taste of the medium to heavy stout erupted with a great malty taste that just invited comparison to the local Southampton Stouts. Like a fat bitter milkshake of a beer, the last ounce told me to open at least two more for me. My next thoughts were to find this on tap as it could be a step closer to being one of my favorites.
joverton85 (80) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours near black. frothy head. choclate, coffee flavors. drinks smooth. very sweet beer.
yankeefan21 (129) - New York, USA - SEP 12, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 This beer really surprised me. The first thing you notice after pouring the dark brown [almost black] goodness into a quality pint glass is the sweet smell of chocolate. That smell lingers as you get your first taste - defined by sweet chocolate and milk flavors. After letting it sit on your tongue for a second, the coffee flavors start to take over and remain in the after taste. If you like a super smooth stout and gravitate towards sweeter beers, this is well worth a shot. I will be picking up quite a bit more to drink as a "dessert beer." Very important: SERVE COLD!