degbert (902) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a rich opaque black with a tall, sticky, lacey brown head. Nose is brown sugar, cafe au lait, and vanilla. Prodigious smoke and dark fruit on the front of the tongue, followed by espresso and vanilla. Bourbon on the finish. I like this very much.
brokensail (9128) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Nose of roasted malt, cocoa, and some lactose. Metallic, a bit of dark fruit, and some coffee. The flavor is kind of acidic, metallic, and mildly bitter. Roasted malt, coffee, and cocoa powder. Mild lactose sweetness and dark fruits.
Fritz123 (561) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Snifter draft at Sybarite Pig bottle share. Dark thick pour with mild head and lace. Great aroma of chocolate, caramel, vanilla and malts. Taste is the same. Very smooth mouth with notes if dark fruits on the finish. Very good.
GTownBeer (22) - Texas, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown. Smell is of sweet tar and chocolate. A milder sweet stout but spot on with its alcohol. Good example of the style for sure.
Cavie (3548) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark black color with a beige colored head. Aroma is sweet, chocolatey, cake and sugar. Flavor is sweet chocolate and cake again. Definitely a sweet stout that has a thick mouthfeel. Nice.
superspak (1902) - Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours dense pitch black color with a nice 2 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, cocoa, vanilla, cream, roasted malt, coffee, and light toast. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of sweet dark malt notes; quite unique as well. Taste of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, cocoa, vanilla, cream, roasted malt, coffee, and light toast. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, caramel, toffee, butterscotch, cocoa, vanilla, cream, roasted malt, and coffee on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of sweet dark malt flavors; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice milk stout! Great balance and robustness of sweet dark malt flavors; and extremely smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Sledutah (3624) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at RBWG welcome dinner
Appearance: Black with a small tan head
Aroma: Smokey and peppers
Taste: Dark roasted malts and coffee
GT2 (7033) - Riverside, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355mL floating around at Kickbacks for RBWG JAX. Pours a clear cola ruby. Weaker head. Nose is coffee, praline, hazelnut, vanilla. Taste is clean, light lemon, dessert like hazelnut and praline. Surprisingly good.
Leighton (8648) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG. Pours clear brown with a faint, beige film. Earthy aroma, some dirty cocoa. Medium sweet flavor, some milky chocolate, mild earthy bitterness, dirt, toasty malts. Light to medium bodied with fine carbonation. Moderate sweet finish, further earthy bitterness, bittersweet cocoa. Good stuff on the whole.
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from RBWG. Smell of funk, sweet, oak. Front forward and a bit bitter. This really need to be more thick bodied. Way too thin in the back end.