JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 18, 2012 On draft at The Federal, Durham. I was eyeballing my neighbor’s pint, which turned out to be this brew, and I’m glad I dialed up a couple of these. A very nice thick pour, with an impressive lasting head. Nice sweet malt aroma and a huge mouthfeel, with more roasted qualities than I expected. Nice stuff.
Norton (329) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Mini tan head dissipates fairly soon. Peppy carbonation. I sense caramel. A decent stout.
HermanW (1044) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heerlijke stout uit Amerika. Smaakt goed. Niet te bitter.
mybestfriend (263) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a beige head. On the nose I got lots of sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts and coffee beans and some soy sauce. The flavour profile is round and quite sweet - not an aggresive sweetness, more like a sweetness that lingers in the background. Notes of coffee with milk, milk chocolate. A little thin on the mid-palate. The finish is a bit roasted, without any trace of sourness or bitterness. I liked this one!
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle from a trade with Degarth. pours dark brown with red edges and not much head. aromas are coffee and chocolate but not big. i had to go searching for the aroma but once i found it i was pleased. flavours are some bitterness followed by milk chocolate. whats there is good i just wish the mouthfeel was fuller and the flavours were amped up. pretty good beer and very much apreciated as a bonus bottle! thx Degarth!
djd07 (5160) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Flying Saucer. Has a dark brown with a medium tan head. The aroma is a strong roasted malt and chocolate. Good lacing on the glass. The taste is also roasted malt with a sweet chocolate finish. A very good sweet stout from Left Hand
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasty and sweet aroma... deep deep burgandy, almost black... very creamy, sweet flavor w little carbonation... Good, but i remember this being much better...
mcox90 (1644) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark black, brown with a 1" tan head. Nose is sweet milk chocolate and roasted malt. Mouthfeel is creamy w/o much carbonation. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, coffee and malts. Nice and creamy.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a foamy, rather ugly brown head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, some licorice. Flavor sweet and fairly chocolately with slight smokiness and pronounced lactose notes reminiscent of whipped cream. Palate is fairly thick with soft carbonation.
scoobysnak (329) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown. Almost no light shines through. Foamy sparkling tan head that disappates to a nice skim of bubbles. Smell is of sweet milk chocolate with roasted malt notes. Taste isn’t quite as sweet as the aroma would lead you to believe.Mostly a fairly non descript roasted malts flavor with a hint of the milk chocolate that you can smell. Very good and enjoyable.