jkwood04 (4500) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in an English pint. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malts, light lactose, hints of metal, and light hops. Flavor the same, with the metallic notes sort of ruining this. Average texture. Not great.
travita (4323) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color with a very dark look. The smell is hay, roast, slight coffee, sweet, some chocolate, and ok. The taste is si
similar but with a smoother roasty ness. Seems slightly green. On tap at the Holy Grail.
jkwalking05 (4147) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated at BTBF 2012 (Backlog). Black with a large tan head. Aroma is of sweet cream and milk chocolate. Taste is of roasted malt, hershey’s kisses, and vanilla.
Cavie (4000) - 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.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark, may as well be black, with a generous frothy tan head. Sweet, dark malty aroma. Drunken at room temp, this beer is delicious and spot on. It has a very bitter, I.e. delicious, beginning, coffee, roasted malt, lactose, and chocolate sugar flavor. In spite of all this awesomeness, it carries a medium body.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Whip-In, Austin.
Pours pitch-black with a nose of chocolate pudding and cocoa. Flavor is tobacco and chocolate. Slick mouthfeel. Very tasty.
BelgianBeerGal (3327) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Notes from the back of my Jackie O receipt...pretty tasty, slightly sweet and chocolately stout. Nice
superspak (3215) - 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.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2013 Pours black with tan head. Aroma has dark roast and subtle chocolate in the end. Flavor has notible dark roasted grain and dark chocolate, semi-sweet. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy body, kinda thin, low-medium carbonation. Overall, not bad.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured at the Big Texas Beer Festival. Dark pour with an off-white head. Aroma is light roast and sweet chocolate. Taste is sour chocolate, milky, and light ash.