SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I highly enjoyed this stout.....Poured a nice dark, brown with tan head with very nice retention.....Aroma of dark roast and chocolate....Flavor was nice, smooth, slightly creamy, and had excellent use of chocolate and black patent (I assume) malts, medium carbonation.......very nice...
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark dark brown, nearly black with no light passing through. A beautiful dark tan head that calms to a lasting tan film throughout the drink. The nose is roasted coffees, mocha, all those great dark, moody milk stout smells. The mouthfeel is smooth with light carbonation while the flavor matches the nose, heavy roasted flavors, mocha, coffee, toffee, and some chocolate and caramel. Not overly complex but one of my very favorite milk stouts.
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown oily brew. Roasted sweet malty aroma. Roasted malts, sweetness and chocolate bitterness in the flavor. But a bit too sweet for me.
bassbuckeye (81) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark poor with a thick copper head. Smokey with a sweet finish. Nice roasted malty flovor with some coffee notes.
alexsdad06 (7272) - Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights and a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma is chocolate, dark fruits, roasted, with an overall sweetness. The flavor is again chocolate, a hint of coffee, roasted malt, and dark fruits. I kept hoping there would be more to chew on with this one. Overall a decent sweet stout.
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 (333) - 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 (1053) - 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 (2267) - 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!