NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown in color, with a light chocolate colored head. The aroma is mild with notes of coffee and cocoa. The flavor varies from bitter coffee to a rich creamy cocoa as it warms. Also, as it warms the alcohol makes an appearance, in a good way. This beer is rich, has a full body, and a warm lingering finish. Really good.
jpweisel (1) - New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2009 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown. tan/light brown head with lasting thin cover.
Chocolate and coffee aromas.
Chocolatey and nice mouth feel. Not too sweet like some milk stouts. Nice full creamy body.
Very drinkable w/ a slight hop bite. I am excited that Riverhorse is expanding their line of beer w/ a variety of special releases. I will enjoy this beer again.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours near black with a beige head. Sweet milk chocolate/chocolate milk aroma with light roasty notes. The flavor is quite rich, with a nice balance of sweet and roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of smoke and burnt wood. Very good.
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown/black with a nice tan head and has some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate and a hint of molasses. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, smoke and a touch of hops with a mild bitterness and has a roasty dry finish.
rudolf (2304) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Goodbar beer club. Black, tan head. Nose is undefined roasty malt, cherry fruitiness, odd earthiness. Flavor is roasty malt, odd over-richness, a bit too much sweetness in the cocoa finish.
markwise (4089) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of tasting group. Pours a deep black with a tan head. Nose is dark chocolate, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavor is lots of roasty coffee, pieces of chocolate, some definite milky sweetness, and some hop presence. Sweet and roasty in beginning, and slightly hoppy in the finish. Enjoyable beer.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. poured into pint glass. Pour is deep black with small quick dissapating brown head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, and a copper smell. Flavors consist of roasted malts, coffee, coke a cola, and some sugars. Pretty simple brew that is very drinkable and enjoyable.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Pours a deep dark black with a big tan creamy head. The head is mostly lasting. Aroma is of good caramel malts. Nice sweet roasted chocolate. Very good aromas. Also get toffe hints. The carbination is a touch light but good for the style. Has a nice mouthfeel. Taste is lasting on the tongue. Has nice flavor of the malts. A very easy drinking stout. Body is a touch light, definitely mnedium not full. A very tasty stout. Well done Horse.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mostly opaque with dark mahogany edges with a spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of sweet dark caramel and milk chocolate with some mild English hops. Body starts with a good fullness and rich sweet dark chocolatey notes with a roasty coffee finish. Nicely balanced with bitter chocolate and oatmeal smoothness. An enjoyable milk stout.
HoppityHop (162) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Inviting aroma of all things roasted. Flavor had hints of milk chocolate, caramel, oats, and biscuits. Minimal carbonation and mild hop bitterness helps this go down smooth. Overall, there’s a moderate sweetness followed by a slightly dry finish. One of the better brews from River Horse. If this wasn’t a seasonal (and so expensive for a six-pack) I’d drink this quite often.