SHIG (4501) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to my buddy Ryan: Poured brown and tan. Sweet chocolate aroma. Nice sweet malty and chocolate. This was very smooth and has held up very well.
neepsntatties (1736) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Past notes. Bottle from "AKFaust". Colour...basically black with a thin tan head. Nose...sweetly malty and somewhat molasses like. Palate...lightly sweet and creamy with a velvety texture and plenty of chocolate creme. There’s brown sugar and dark sweet chocolate that goes nicely with the dry feel.
after4ever (7535) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22. Thanks j! Pours black with a dense and creamy dark tan head. Mild sweet nose, no chocolate or cocoa, just lacto. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Mild sweet malt with hints of chocolate on the mid palate with a soft sweet finish.
brokensail (15754) - Dublin, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours dark brown color with a huge khaki head. A definite acetone aroma to this one. Some weird green apple notes to go along with roast and some mild coffee. There is a little bit of sweetness of malt and chocolate, but there’s too much acetone and green apple. Medium body with high carbonation.
GregClow (3152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 30, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with blankboy, garthicus, mabel & jerc - courtesy of mabel & jerc. Consumed and notes taken on Jan 16, 2009. Deep brown body with a dark tan head. Aroma is magnificent - big sweet malt, cocoa, coffee grounds, milk candy, and a bit of smoke. Flavour follows with the same characteristics, although a bit more subdued than in the aroma, and with a pleasant bit of Belgian-style funk lurking in the finish.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(sampled at Dak’s Memorial Day tasting. Thanks Dak!!). Pours dark brown with a red hue and khaki head. Aroma is soy, coffee and milk chocolate. Taste is sweet malts with some roasty bitterness. Thin bodied with an oily texture. Smooth finish. A pretty good beer that is big on chocolate.
RB1 (118) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2011
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bottle tasted at Daknole’s Memorial Day "Throw Down". Bottle shared by Dak. Pours black, with brown head. Aroma is fantastic with sweet milk chocolate, cocoa, malt, and all things chocolate. Sadly the taste comes up short, (unfulfilled potential). This one had a chance to be really good. Still a nice drinkable stout, with a sweet and then slightly bitter finish.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another one shared by Dak. Oh man, if the flavor lived up to the nose!!! Tons of cocoa, fudge, milk chocolate and brownies. Flavor shows a bit of the Belgian influence but is really flat flavor wise and is somewhat subtle. Nothing really pops. Kind of thin, as well.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Midnight sun earth. Bottle from Vince... Pours a close to black pour
with a thin tan head... Ashy smoked malt with a roasted chocolate
note... Dry ashy roasty milk chocolate with a very thin mouthfeel.
Body isn’t all quite there for me
beernbourbon (1534) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sent by Ira and shared by Drew, thanks! Pour is black with a rich looking brown head. Pours like an imperial stout. Aroma has notes of dark chocolate, light lactose, cocoa powder, and a light spiciness. Palate is quite effervescent with a slightly thinner body than I expected. Quite easy to drink. Flavor is also dark chocolate and cream with hints spice in the finish. Pretty good beer.