Scubatrip (591) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - OCT 23, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Brewgrass Festival in Asheville, smells creamy and chocolatey. Smooth and silky on the tongue. I voted this one for best-in-festival.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
on tap at the Asheville brewfestival. And in my opinion it was the BEST beer I tried the whole day. I hope it win’s the people’s choice award. so unique and good. color an amber-dark brown depending on the light. whole milk, cream, pistachio, a bit of chocolate. really silky and rich mouth-feel. loved it.
SudsMcDuff (5360) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
skippin around i find a sweet tooth,,,,left hand gots me on dis one..full sweet taste, sweet cocoa smell, makes one hell of a black and tan when mixed with a bitter..this was a change and a right one because baseball sucks!
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large, milky brown head of fine bubbles. Settles slowly with light carbonation. Roasty aroma with a bit of coffee, milk chocolate and light hops. Color is a very dark brown. Soft and creamy in the mouth with loads of roasted grains, light bitterness and some more milk chocolate. Finish is smooth and creamy with a nice lingering bitterness. A decent lighter stout and one that will please the masses.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pour dark with red highlights when held to the light, thin tan head, and some lace. Fresh creamy roast aroma, not burnt, and coffee. Wonderful aroma, very impressed so far. Also a touch of ashtray in the aroma(not unpleasant, though?). Very clean dark malt flavor, root-beer notes, quite sweet but not overly. Nice medium/light body, very lingering flavor with a bite of a bight, very tasty. Very good balance with the sweetness, not too sweet or too bitter. Highly drinkable. Very Good.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had at Beer Fest 05. Nice rich aroma and appearance. Full palate. Very flavorful and creamy.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown, low creamy white head. Soft and clean cocoa aroma, notes of vanilla and light chocolate. Malty and clean flavour cocoa and toffee with a grassy aftertaste. Hints of juniper.
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - OCT 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled. deep maroon, roasted malt of chocolate and caramel. smooth palate very refreshing for a stout but not light. sweetness is well balanced and not overpowering.
oh6gdx (19652) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Black/dark ruby coloured with small brown head. Roasted malt in aroma along with hints of creamy caramel. Flavour is caramel and roasted malt. Roasted long aftertaste.
TBone (11314) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2006 Bottled
Dark ruby, small off-white head. Quite typical sweet milk stout aroma, a bit roasted. Sweet, lightly roasted, easy to drink, but too sweet for my liking. Some light hops in the aftertaste. (7/4/6/3/12 3.2)
Opaque black, very small head. Strong roasted dark milk chocolate and coffee nose. A bit thin and watery, smooth sweetish roasted and carbonated palate. (8/4/7/3/14 3.6)