tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíve had this beer a million times, but for some reason Iím just now getting around to rating it. From draught: pours red-black with small beige head. The aroma is roasty and sweet with some molasses. The flavor is mildly roasty with a molasses-like sweetness, nuttiness, a little bit of baking chocolate, subtle hops toward the finish, and a sweet slightly woody aftertaste. Something seems to be lacking in the middle, though Iím not sure what, but it doesnít detract too much from the overall quality.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours an opaque brown/black with a brown head. Aroma has chocolate and coffee. Pretty sweet flavor and a smooth mouth feel.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep near-opaque brownish black with a thin tan head. Very stout-like aroma of roasted malt, black coffee, bittersweet chocolate and nuts that also carries over into the flavor. A bit more bitter than I expected for a sweet stout; nothing pronounced about the milk sugar ... maybe a slight mellowing of the palate and the flavors. Decent mouthfeel, good lacing. Not bad.
jefcon (1303) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Top notch aromas of chocolate and hazelnut. Great lacing from the dark and brown stout. Add coffee on the flavor and a malty sweet finish. A fairly light sweet stout on the palate, but still long on the finish. Not the finest in the style, but a nutty, good effort. Low alcohol, which is good, since I doubt the light textures could mask it.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep translucent brown with a big frothy head. Strong roasting is present in the aroma. This is definatly sweet, with a creamy smooth body, and clean finish. This is a very good beer.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly opaque brown/black. Nice nose of chocolate and dark coffee. The beer is sweetish but not over the top and certainly has enough austerity in the malt to balance out the milk sugars. That being said, this stout is unquestionably true to its name with overwhelming notes of chocolate icecream and sunday syrup. The finish is a bit sticky but ultimately the slightly coarse carbonation shortens its stay.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a sim rate: (on tap at Flying Saucer in Houston, TX) "Itís a fucking chocolate drink" - Paul Kukuk
Itís like hot chocolate, but itís cold. Coffee. Chocolate. Milky. Itís a milky latte.
kramer (4550) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, via nolankowal. Pours a deep mahogany, almost black with a small brown head that faded to a thin film. Decent roasted and burnt malt nose with milk chocolate and lesser hints of oat and lactose. Flavor is more chocolate malt up front fading to a finish laced with black patant malt, lactose sweetness, and a lingering chalk flavor. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. The texture is a little watery. An OK beer, but not worth alot of effort to seek out.
Beerdedone (2460) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 26, 2006 Bottle at Issac Newtons sampled with Stegosaurus, Pours dark tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, fruit, with a bitter finish.
piscator34 (1863) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown in colour with medium carbonation. Nice aromas of roasted malt, nuts, and a bit of chocolate. The roasted malt flavors are balanced out by some thick lactic character. Minor notes of coffee and caramel are also present. Not mind blowing beer, and although it doesnít realy take any chances it is very well balanced and fits perfectly within the traditional confines of the style.