TonyDiUlio (653) - New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a dark black with medium off white head. aroma of sweet roasted oatmeal. some hints bark. flavor of oatmeal, malts, and roasted barley. decent brew.
cheap (4430) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, a sweet stout at 6.7% Seems a little high there for me. Big thanks to LilBeerDoctor, one great trader! Pour is big nice and black. Thin foamy edge on the inside ring of the glass. Smell is somewhat metallic but also burned roasted wood. Big bold dark flavors like a sweet stout but even thicker, alky wise. Yep, burned old wet campfire coals like they were extinguished last week. Decent amount of sizzle for a strosng beer. A dark tasty beer, with mild flavor yet a personality to be recended with.Does a really good job of hiding the alky content, would have never guessed this over 6%. A slightly bitter roasty finish. I guess overall this is simply a plain old good dark roasty beer with more than sweet stouty appeal. Borders on impy stout. Thanks LilBeerDoctor, you rock!
BREWMUSKCLES (2339) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a bit milky almost creamy this brew has an acrid smoke component to the flavor reminiscent of the Milkeller. though gratefully it is more subdued. cherry and date flavor perhaps a bit of apple near the end the brew has a moderate mouthfeel with foamy and easy carbonation. a tried and true recipe it seems brought forward by this brewer and a successful take indeed. milky with a bit of a hot cocoa in the flavor.
JoeMcPhee (8819) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep black with a very thick creamy sticky tan head. The nose has a fresh oaty quality with a lot of cocoa, milk chocolate, malted milk and light roast. There is a touch of bright blackberry/cherry fruitiness and even a bit of sweet date character. Warming brings up a pronounced roastiness on the back. A kiss of light astringency but it works well with an oaty silkiness. Rich and silken palate. A light touch of herbal flavour on the back. Pretty solid stout.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours out a humble black body topped off with a frothed, bubbly, beige head.
Smell: Amiable aroma smelling lightly of roasted, dark malts housing notes of chocolate and unsweetened chocolate. Smattering of flaked oats as well as some meek, mild hints of dark fruit.
Taste: RHOMS has a moderately roasty start with tastes of chocolate and coffee and even Mayfield-brand Rocky Road ice cream. Medium-light sweetness throughout. Gentle touch of dark fruitiness in the background. Small hint of nutty oats in amongst the roasty malt flavors. Low degree of bitterness. Final hints of chocolate and coffee on the near-dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Properly smooth medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: Smooth and reasonably well-balanced. Not a bad little milk stout, really.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: March 06, 2010
Appearance: black, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet dark chocolate aroma, touch of roasted
Flavor: rich dark chocolate flavor, lots of roasted, dark caramel sweetness brings out a milk chocolate character
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma is sweet and creamy with lots of lacto aroma and burnt sugar. Flavor is nice. Some peanuts, black patent, charcoal and oats. Creamy mouth but still has a moderate carbonation that lightens up the finish.
reggiedunlop (3403) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours black with a medium sized creamy mocha colored head...retention could be better aroma is roasty with coffee, milk chocolate, and the faintest hint of dark fruit. flavor is very roasty with some burnt qualities and a hint of bitter espresso and dark chocolate. mouthfeel is creamy and lively with a dry, lingering roasty espresson finish. nice beer!
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2010 On tap at The Ginger Man, Starts out with moldy taste and then overtaken by big coffee. Wierd and not too drinkable
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Ginger Man. Pours a deep brown bordering on black with a medium sized dense tan head. Sweet oatmeal, chocolate, roast. Medium bodied, really nice roast over some caramel and oatmeal sweetness. Finishes up with a hint of that sweetness carrying over as it plays with a nice subtle roast bitterness.