hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Black ale with a mid-sized, frothy, well-tanned head. Good retention. Milk chocolate and caramel aroma. Well rounded, burnt, chocolaty notes in the flavor. Medium bitter with good balance. Medium to full-bodied with lively carbonation. Roasted, mildly burnt, lightly bitter finish. Lots of milk chocolate overall. Reminds me just a bit of Weyerbacher’s Old Heathen. Thanks go out to WBC for the bottle!
hopdog (8441) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with red edges and an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roast, milk chocolate, cocoa and light coffee. Tastes of milk chocolate, roast, and a light coffee finish. Body on the somewhat thin side.
daknole (8327) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty nice stout. Black pour wtih a small brown head. Aroma is pretty weak, but i do smell the typical coffee and cocao. Some molasses on the nose and togue. Beer is faintly sweet and has some nice balance. Nice beer to try, but not one to seek out on a regular basis.
NielsenRatings (8077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted on tap at the International Tap House in St. Louis, Missouri. Dark orange-brown appearance (a bit off for a Stout). Nice sweet stout aroma . Flavor is pretty smooth but dark malts aren’t as obvious in the flavor as a stout should be.
Sammy (8011) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A blackish stout, minimal head. Faint roast, some malt in the nose. About average mouthfeel,which is below average for this style. Modest sourness. Drinkability is about average. A decent beer, but not best representation of style.
Drake (7828) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market in Charlottesville, VA.
Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Very nutty
aroma with some chocolate and oatmeal notes as well. Taste is
nutty with roasted malts and some vegetal notes. Medium bodied.
3fourths (7762) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brown with a light brown/dark tan head. Nose of sweet roast and creamed plums, flavor of chocolate covered black cherries, cream, roast (with no astringency) and a strange bit of caramelized chocolate. Soothing, smooth, oily texture, frothy and full, little to no harshness or astringency. I’m actually surprised that I liked a New Holland beer, I had some pretty bad disasters from this brewery before.
GT2 (7689) - Carlsbad, California, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Better than I expected, it pours a near black more deep ruby brune with a light sandy yellow head. Nice nitro looking retention and sheety lace. Aroma is Whoppers milk balls, milk chocolate. Taste is ashy, bitter, cherry syrup, tobacco. Thinner palate. Eh.
DocLock (7415) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to atpayne for this. Pours deep black with a big, tan head. Aroma of malt, big chocoff, slight prunes. Tastes malty, with some molasses and chocolate at the finish. Firm palate with nice balance and complexity. A stellar sweet stout. Just marvelous.
gnoff (7327) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2012 First rating
Sampled at GABF on Saturday October 13, first session
Black color, tan head. Sweet, malty scent. Sweet, lactic taste. Licorice aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, low bitterness.
Bottle thanks to (non-ratebeer) Matt/Nekrobarr! Sampled on December 2, 2012.
Clear dark red color, big tan head. Sweet malty scent. Sweet, malty, toffee taste. Smooth mouthfeel, licorice aftertaste. Medium bitterness.