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 (3536) - 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 (9981) - 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 (8000) - 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.
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught from rattle & hum. Poured dark w/minor head. Fairly thin consistency. SOme chocolate and oaty malts. OK.
HighlanderOne (1102) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of brownies and clove. Solid black, hearty tan head. Getting roasted malt, cocoa, banana, alcohol, clove, nut. Nice drinkability - more so as it warms. Creamy feel toward the end. Good stuff.
jeremytoni (3018) - 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 (1852) - 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 don’t care what the ingredient list says, I don’t get how they’re 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 that’s not really that sweet.
tgncc (3035) - 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.