N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The good folks at Sharp Edge Creekhouse had a draught of this little beauty. Letís make a little critique sandwich. First, I liked the smell, the chocolate, roasted flavors, and the balance. But, it came off as a thin beer, almost like a chocolate porter instead. Again, a solid beer thatís most noticeable quality was in the moderation of strong flavors because I donít actually want a beer cut with chocolate milk, or a chocolate nib candy bar in my beer - I want a beer.
JStax (3338) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle poured into a brandy snifter. The beer is a thicker brown to black with a thin, khaki colored head of foam. The aroma has chocolate, graham crackers, toasted marshmallow, chocolate milk powder. The taste is sweet and chocolaty. Thicker mouthfeel with lower carbonation. Pretty nice.
MarkSachon (667) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle and full case from Rick - thanks! Tastes like a thick and delicious chocolate milkshake. A pure natural taste abounds. Stunning!
raymow (893) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
on tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon, PA - thought it would be sweeter and more chocolatey. Not as good as expected.
outlawskies (455) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Julie says yummy. She gives a 4.5
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a black color with a smaller sized head. Roast, chocolate, lactose, and a bit smokey and burnt.
Brigadier (3150) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Fat Headís Brewerís Brawl
A nice example of a sweet stout, this beer reminds me to check back on Penn at some point in the near future. A good balanced of lactose, chocolate, and malt results in a drinkable blend that is also workable as a session beer due to the lower gravity.
Aroma / Appearance - The watery presence tricks you into underestimating the contents of the glass. Underneath the creamy tan head is a blend of chocolate pie, crust, whipped cream, and an ephemeral sweetness that fades in the summer heat.
Flavor / Palate - Chocolate pudding, sweet vanilla sprinkles, and delicate malts pair with a dry transition that carries to a low key finish. Rather than being forgettable it leaves the mark of Diet Coke with a splash of alcohol. I would love to revisit this and try a full fresh bottle.
merc7186 (2328) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Milk Chocolate, Lactose, Mild Coffee
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Lactose, Milk Chocolate, Mild Roasted Dark Malts
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
kramer (5213) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a flat black body under a small fizzy light brown head that faded quickly. The nose is super chocolaty and sweet with some rich roasty malt. The flavor is just as sweet and full of milk chocolate as you could hope for. If tastes like a candy bar in a glass. No bitterness or burnt notes at all, just tons of milk chocolate. Medium bodied and a bit clingy with soft fizzy carbonation. Nice beer for about 6 ounces, then I could pass on the rest.
beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Snifter with bmillsy. Pours typical porter/stout black with nice dirty white head. Delicious. Coffee, chocolate smokey aroma.
BMMillsy (1592) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated side by side with 3 other Penn brews. Pours black with nearly no head. Aroma if rich cocoa powder and chocolate sauce, some earthy coffee to this, and definite sweet lactose notes. Flavor is light chocolate sauce, a tiny bit of earthy roast, and a nice sweet lactose touch. Medium bodied, smooth, with low plus carbonation. Hey, this is a pretty darn good sweet stout.