Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JAN 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Ruby-black color with small head. Mellow and sweet aroma with firm maltiness, coffee and chocolade. Sweet flavor with chocolade, coffee, some fruitiness and mild bitterness. Creamy and soft palate. A bit too sweet but still very pleasant.
chrisok (77) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2007 Had this on tap at Old Chicago. Pours very dark with small head. Strong taste of chocolate. Aftertaste has a nice coffee flavor. I really enjoyed this beer.
angolajones (17) - Angola, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on draught from Shallo’s in Greenwood, Indiana. Very dark, hints of chocolate/coffee. Drank very smooth. Had to have another one. Give this one a try.
beedman (60) - Wonju, SOUTH KOREA - DEC 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle thanks to Dave. Pours a near black with short lived off white foam. Aroma of dark bread and cheese. Taste is malty with very little hops. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. My first try of this style.
RCWCPACFP (102) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2006
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect beer. Chewy like a raisinette. The sweetness is evident but not overly so. Cloying but very repectful of company such as soft cheese. Aged chedar did not go well as the tangle ended up in a kind of rotten egg thing.
trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark, dark brown with a tan head. Sweet aroma of cocoa and cream, almost like a hot chocolate. Smooth, sweet taste as well, with some roasted malts and chocolate milk. Very close to a watery milkshake. Enjoyable beer.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep, dark brownish black color with black-and-tan like head. Evidence of chocolate milk, coffee grounds, and whipped cream like scent. Taste follows suit but adds an interesting roasted nut aftertaste. Solid and pleasurable.
marksahara (79) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at McCray’s 6th St. Tavern in ATL. Pours a deep brown, opaque in glass, with low crown and medium retention with virtually little lacing. Aroma is full of roasty and toasty notes, malty sweetness, caramel, toffee, chocolate, and a bit of coffee. Flavour is very sweet, full of malt and a little bit of coffee and chocolate. The finish is very smooth with no hop bite. Palate is very medium and I would have liked it to be a bit creamier, as the name implies. Overall a pretty decent beer and I don’t mind sipping on this all morning long while watching a football match on TV.
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2007 12oz bottled on 11/8/06. pours pitch black with 1/2 inch head. aroma is mainly coffee (with cream!), some mild sweet chocolate notes, and slight piney hop notes. very nice aroma. mouthfeel is medium, flavor is of soft and weak sweet milk chocolate, light coffee notes, and mild roastiness. beer also has mild hardly noticible hop bitterness. a solid beer for sure, but nothing special.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2007
Update. 12 oz. bottle on 7/2/2007. Pours opaque deep brown/black with a moderate tan head. Aroma same as previous rating, A bit more flavorful this time than my previous rating with notes of milk chocolate and lightly toasted malt. Very light sweetness and perhaps a tad thin.
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Secret Santa. Pours a very deep opaque brown/black with a thin lhead. The head is not creamy as is typical in most stouts and there are plenty of effervescent bubbles breaking the surface of the head. Very nice aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor was not as strong as the aroma with the chocolate much less pronounced in the flavor. Not at all sweet. Mouthfeel was a bit light.