jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a bottle poured dark brown with a good amount of head. Nice strong sweet toasted malty flavor with a lasting finish.
zdk (1807) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I donít care what the ingredient list says, I donít get how theyíre calling this a sweet stout. tap @ RnH: dark black pour, arouma of oats and coffee. Dark roasted malts backed by a nice hoppy kick. Creamy mouthfeel. finishes with some astringency. A simple, poorly constructed "sweet" stout thatís not really that sweet.
tgncc (2664) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing objectionable here, just not very good for this style. The aroma is roasty, oats. The appearance is deep brown, red hue, tan head, a little thin looking. The flavor is roasty, coffee, bitter dark chocolate, oats. The fin ish is sweet, and bittered by roasted malts. Medium/thin mouthfeel, watery. Decent and enjoyable, but too thin for this style.
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Small tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, milk chocolate, some coffee, oat. Taste is moderately sweet, lactose, coffee, milk chocolate, roast, light oatmeal, faint earthy, cinnamon. Light-medium body, light acidity but fairly smooth. It doesnít stand out compared to others in the style, but itís still tasty.
italianjohn (2232) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice black with a beautiful tan creamy head aroma of chocolate sweet roasted malts and a little smokey ...... taste of chocolate vanilla bean roasted and sweet malts ..... creamy and very tasty sessionable stout ..... usually not a big fan of river horse but they definitely got this one right!
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle poured a black in color with a thin brown head. aroma has lactic chocolate, sweetness, light roast, and malts. mouth feel coats well and the carbonation is low. flavor gets bolder with the roasted malt, nuts, chocolate, lactic sweetness, and metallic bitterness on the finish.
zach8270 (3219) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark black pour with a creamy tan head. Lightly roasted malts in the aroma along with some cocoa and cream. Flavor begins with roasted malts but then quickly turns to a very sweet and chocolaty flavor. More roasted malts come in near the middle followed up by a heavily roasted malt finish. Oats give a little sweetness, but really didnít notice the milk. Smooth and creamy.
HogTownHarry (5984) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle ( 12oz ). Opaque black, thin-looking with a large frothy tan head. Dry, moderately lactic and herbal aroma, hint of raisin, coffee and nutshell. Taste is nutty, milky, roasty, somewhat sweet but with good balancing dry bitterness, chocolate and a hint of mint - light alcohol. Slick, smooth, creamy mouthfeel, not at all astringent or acidic, really lovely on the tongue - really nice for the style, pitchers please!!
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Traded bottle. Pours a dark brown colour with a milk chocolate head that settles quickly into a ring. Aroma is coffee, chocolate and even a little bourbon? Flavour is mostly bitter baking chocolate and a touch of hops. Pleasant.
jimhilt (2377) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 29, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a five+ finger tan head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Opaque dark brown color. Light-medium carbonation and medium-heavy bodied. Molasses nose. Flavor is sweet molasses and coffee. $1.83 for a 12oz bottle from Manchester Wine and Liquors Manchester, CT.