AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - SEP 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Initially very roasted. Strong sense of burnt coffee and dark chocolate. Milkiness comes later in a blend of spices and caramel. aftertaste lingers with a mild malt flavor. Very enjoyable.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Tap) Pours black with small head. Creamy and rich. Sweet, but by no means cloying. Roasted coffee notes.
This one had a very malty and smooth aftertaste. Very enjoyable.
ph0tik (91) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got a 6 pack of this and it was a good choice. Nutty, mostly coffee aroma. Pleasant roast flavor and aftertaste. You will catch a bit of sweetness to balance this beer out.
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a brownish black with a tan fizzy head. chocolate and roastedness fill the nose with a little nutty undertone. The mouthfeel is medium with roasted chocolate flavors and a hint of milk creaminess that balances out the bitterness and roast. As the beer slides down your throat, you’re left with a roasted flavor thats like a mouth full of raw unground coffee beans. A really enjoable brew.
EithCubes (5067) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Aroma of dark, roast chocolate, nuts, milk/milk chocolate, coffee. Black wih a thick and lacing foamy brown head that reminded me of the mattresses I’d seen the day before. Taste is all about roast and chocolate, the milk (chocolate milk) notes arrive fashionably late and stay until long after the party has ended. Sweet and malty but not cloying. Light spiciness underneath the coffee. Medium-thin mouthfeel with a light underlying roasty/yeasty grit, but on the whole, very creamy and smooth. Balanced, with great interplay between the roast and milk. Dries toward the finish and into the long aftertaste. Straightforward and rather enjoyable - I’m quite a fan of this one.
HogTownHarry (6127) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). Courtesy of my secret santa. At a decent temperature, poured an incredibly deep, almost opaque ruby with a large fluffy-foamy tan head, lasted quite a while. Nice rich nutty roast malt aroma, some cafe au lait and a very mild hint of chocolate, faint herbal hops, nice and dry but definitely roasty-sweet. The taste is very lactic, soft sweetened coffee with lots of cream, nutshell roast malt, some bitterness trying to balance, but it finishes sweet and rich, if a touch mild. Fairly thick and creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation, nice soft finish on the palate, feels very nice - overall somewhat mild, but on-style and no flaws to me (I often get metal in this style).
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served cold, at Electro Lounge, Good malty aroma, warm and rich flavor, very creamy and chocolatey, light to no hop presence, but very malty and chocolate with touches of carmel. Pours nice and dark with moderate brown head. Palate is lghter than I would have expected. Not too bad at all.
tmad (93) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Creamy, mild chocolatey taste, with a hint of sweet caramel. Not as robust as I would expect, but is refreshing and enjoyable. Some roasted malt with a mild hop finish.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks Kenb. Aroma light coffee and toasty malts. Poured a nice dark black with a tan head. Flavor is good, lactic sugars mix nicely with the coffee and malt base. Palate is easy drinking smooth. What’s not too like?
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2006 Wow, this brew is great. Tastes almost like chocolate milk. Definatley smells like it. Has a nice milk chocolate color with a small tannish head. Would be perfect on a cold night, too bad we never have those here.