DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Capones. Turbid dark black pour with nose of roasty dark maltt, lactosy sugars, dry cacao. Tastes rich, with roasty dark/choc malt, oaty lactosy hints, and a rich complex finish. This one IMHO is better than the more acclaimed Lancaster variety.
skmikeg (1084) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown-black with a thin tan head with just a little lacing. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, sweet malts, caramel,lactose, molasses, and some light alchool. Taste is pretty similar to the aroma. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium finish. Overall, a pretty tasty milk stout.
raymow (902) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at Dog & Bull - tastes chocolatey. Very nice aroma and flavor. Good mouthfeel. Very good - but not as good as the souped up version.
Jrwhitney6 (341) - - FEB 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Dubb Linh Square, in pint glass. Attractive dark drown with tan head. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate - definitely some sweetness and a creamy mouth feel consistent with the style. Pretty easy to drink. Good.
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ben4321 (4330) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Sparrow, 11/30/14
Aroma: It has a sweet chocolate malt aroma, with some underlying roasted malts
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a lasting brown head and some fairly heavy lacing
Flavor: The flavor is sweet up-front, milk chocolate, with some roast and a good bit of smoke
Palate: The body is medium-full, with a clean feel, soft carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish
I found this one pretty tasty. There’s a late smokiness that comes in (surprised me) and provides a really nice balance to the sweet and malty start to the beer. I would definitely drink this again.
Darkmagus82 (1898) - - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 3-16-13-
Served on tap in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a deep brown nearly black colored brew with a one finger tan head. The head has a decent level of retention fading over time to leave a lighter level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of roasted malt, espresso and a load of smoke. Mixed with this are aromas of some caramel and milk chocolate with a bit of a bitter earthy aroma as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a roasted coffee and malt flavor sweetened by some lactose milk and vanilla sweetness. As the flavor advances further flavors of caramel come to the tongue., with the vanilla and mild flavors getting even stronger. A light cocoa flavor also comes to the tongue at this point making the flavor rather sweet. More toward the end however a more bitter burnt coffee, char and a smoky flavor come to the tongue. With some flavors of a more earthy hop also coming to the tongue toward the end, the flavor that is left on the tongue is one of a big smoky roasted and burnt bitter coffee.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker to just about average side with a carbonation level that is rather low. The lower carbonation is good for the roasted flavors of the brew, although it accentuates the bitter, smoky and char flavors a bit too much, making them almost overpowering.
Overall – This is an upfront sweeter brew that becomes one smoky and roasty beer; almost to the point where it is a bit too much for me. If you want something with quite a flavor swing from rather sweet to rather smoky and roasty then this may be for you, but when unexpected (for a milk stout, with the smokiness at least) it caught me a bit off guard.
gripweed57 (825) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle. Translucent dark brown color topped by a big rocky tan head. Rich roasted malt aroma has notes of cocoa and dark coffee. Flavor is sweet roasted malt with a big dose of milk chocolate. Rich and chewy with lots of complex maltiness and a touch of spicy hops. Very well done.
decaturstevo (5314) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of light roasted malt and a touch of chocolate. Sweet chocolate with a good malt bitter on the flavor. Thin and watery but with good carbonation. solid offering
BeerandBlues2 (10393) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, light coffee notes, prunes and figs with lactose. Flavor is dark sweet malt dominant with light hops and bitterness with dark fruits and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
jsquire (3616) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with a fluffy tan head. Nose of milk chocolate, lactose and cereal grains. Very sweet stout with lots of lactose, brown sugar, milk chocolate, sweetened coffee, even some chocolate ice cream notes. Very easy drinking stout, especially if you like them sweet.
Voodoo (394) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with a very slight cream colored head which disappears quickly. Aroma is feint, slight sweetness, small aroma of chocolatey coffee. Taste is chocolate, toffee, taste does not sit on the tongue but slides down the palette and ends with noticeable carbonation and sweet coffee grounds. Quite pleasant and though a bit thin the carbing seems to fill out the body somehow.