jtclockwork (9685) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Christmas Eve. Pours black tan head. Nose/taste of graham cracker. toasted marshmallow, cocoa nib, vanilla bean and roast chocolate. medium body.
mstrcrwly (386) - New York, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2015 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter..jet black with a thin tan head..aroma of chocolate,coffee,vanilla..taste of chocolate,vanilla,marshmallows,coffee..more flavorful as it warmed..really good.
drfabulous (4337) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Big black pour. Thin body and not a lot of carbonation. Marshmallow and vanilla throughout. Very dessert like. $6 a 12 ounce. Slightly high.
JStax (3344) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to lukaduke. Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a thick black with a khaki head of foam that lasted the entirety of the beer. The aroma had roasty chocolate and hints at vanilla. In the taste I picked up the roast and some marshmallow. I was really hoping the graham cracker would come through. That would have been great. Thicker mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
3fourths (8341) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2014 Bottle conditioned 12oz. Dark brown body with a thin ring of a head. Aroma of lactose and chocolate / cocoa-focused malt with the vanilla bean apparent but the graham cracker absent, thank heavens. Medium-full body, syrupy and creamy in the mouth, highly sweet with relatively low bitterness, finishing with faint roast astringency and faint burn of alcohol, so it’s a tad messy late. Simple sweet novelty stout with an impression of ice cream sundae. From their other products, Off Color seems capable of making decent beer even when using flavorings. This one I wouldn’t call decent, but without the adulteration, and with less sugar, I could see it work.
neepsntatties (1273) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Velo Cult in Portland, OR. Colour...absolute black with a thick tan head. Nose...roasty and mosty toasty with dark chocolate and chicory. Palate...fairly plush with anise and dark Belgian chocolate, coffee nips and kind of a sweet spice thang goin’ on. The finish is long, lightly sweet and slightly tangy.
tectactoe (2645) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Thanks, Kyle. Almost fully black, only a bit of deep brown at the very extremities of the brew. Capped with a rich tan film & collar. Aroma of milk chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla bean, a touch of campfire smoke, & a mild creamy, almost milky sweetness flowing throughout. Flavor has a hint of booze - only then did I think to check the ABV. No idea this was 10.5% ABV... Definitely warming. Roasted malts, burnt caramel, a touch of smoke, timid vanilla, & semisweet milk chocolate. Again, there’s a hint of milky creaminess that sort of hints at "marshmallow", although I probably wouldn’t explicitly think of "marshmallow" had it not been suggested via the beer’s moniker. Nevertheless, a tasty ass stout. Pretty thick body. Really good stuff.
BOSSbrewer (2141) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Stock Tank Liquors. Pours dark brown with one finger of brownish head. Aroma is chocolate slight toast molasses some roastiness caramel. Also slight electrical tape. Flavor follows with still some electrical tape. But only mildly noticeable. Overall a good beer but not great. Seems to have gotten the "imperial" bump in the ratings.
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Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. 12/19/14. Pours opaque black with a dark beige head. Aroma is chocolate, marshmallow, molasses, sugar, vanilla, roast malt. Taste is similar; sweet, chocolate, roast malts, bread, vanilla, marshmallow; aftertaste is chocolate, vanilla, roast malt. Nice lacing. Medium (to medium-low) carbonation. Mouth feel is oily and just a bit thin. Overall, nice, interesting, tasty. If it’s supposed to be s’more-like, I could have used a hint of smoke.
Beardaxe (288) - - DEC 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft at Sanctuary. Black appearance with moderate head. Excellent aroma that easily invokes the a toasty marshmallow and gharam cracker. Reminds me a bit of the aroma from CCB southern Slice or Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. The flavor is a bit underwhelming, however. Thin body with a touch too much sweetness. You can find get a sense of marshmallow or gharam cracker here and there but ultimately the flavors are a bit too muddled. They need more distinction to make this a beer that stands out as something special. It's not a total failure or gimmick however, as the foundation of a great and unique beer are here. It just doesn't come through in the taste. Would gladly drink again, but not for the $10 i paid for a glad.