davey101 (604) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a dark black with thin mocha edging. Nose is huge dark chocolate. Little coffee and malts, Iím mostly getting a Hershey dark chocolate bar thing. Taste is the same, Hershey dark chocolate. Maybe a touch of coffee but I really donít care, the chocolate is so strong and excellent! Thick and creamy. Didnít expect this at all, but this beer is amazing!
Clownoisseur (83) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown, nearly black. Small tan head into decent lacing. Aromas of big chocolate/cocoa, roasted nuts and coffee. Taste follows the nose. Lots of chocolate flavors. Bitter, milk, bakers, cocoa...they all round out the coffee flavors nicely into the back end. With the flavor so rich, I wanted a slightly thicker mouthfeel on this one. The thinness isnít off-putting so much as it adds to drinkability. Nice stout.
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Thick black with small head. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Lightly sweet. Iím usually indifferent about stouts, but I really liked this one. Very rich and flavorful.
drfabulous (3560) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ounce thanks to James. Big black pour/tan head. Taste is rich chocolate with coffee. But then the overall taste of chocolate milk. Slightly sweet. Cocoa. Very nice.
flatmatt (1012) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Black pour with a light tan head. Potent rich coffee aroma layered with milk chocolate and chocolate milk. Chocolate milk flavor moving into stronger lightly roasty coffee as I progress. Even a bit of hoppy hint in the finish. Really very good stuff.
superspak (2117) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014
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, but was released recently. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee bean, light roast, toast, light toffee, light cream, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee notes; with good strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee bean, light roast, toast, light toffee, light cream, light herbal, and roasted earthiness. Light roast/herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, coffee bean, cocoa, light roast, toast, light toffee, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice coffee stout. All around good balance, robustness, and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
WillRunForBeer (337) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from umich03jm, thanks Jason! Pours thick, engine oil black with a lingering beige head. Nice milk chocolate and coffee aroma. Nice and creamy with lots of dark chocolate throughout and some caramel, vanilla, fig and moderate coffee bitterness. This is a solid stout that would be great with just a bit less carbonation.
HonkeyBra (3060) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark blackish brown pour with a big olí beige head. Aroma of very rich dark chocolate, very strong coffee, mild earth and milk sugar tones. Flavor is rich, strong, waves of bitter chocolate and sweet chocolate. Roast, coffee, mocha notes. Very impressive. Full bodied, rich, decadent mouthfeel, well-carbonated. Finishes with strong bitter chocolate. Very well-done and a must try stout.
bigtaster (513) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with billowing light brown head. Nose is mostly milk chocolate. Medium body with cocoa flavor, smooth, roasted malt, nuances of coffee. As it warms the body becomes creamy and delicious.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2014-01-25. Very dark body with a nice creamy tan head. 3+ Aroma is a dry melange of coffee and cocoa. Odd note in the background I canít quite put my finger on. Flavour has similar coffee and chocolate melange as the aroma, dry bitter finish after sweeter notes in the middle. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Bottle shared by DuctTape