Dacrza (649) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
DATE TASTED: February 8, 2014... GLASSWARE: Samuel Smith pint...OCCASION: the reading of A Storm of Swords begins... APPEARANCE: jet black body; unenthused thin brown head; tracings are basically sporadic bubbles... AROMA: some peat and smoke, but predominantly a strange combination: lactic, doughy malts and vanilla sugars argue with strikingly astringent turpentine chemicals--a challenge to take in... PALATE: medium-bodied, slightly dry; rather flat up front, with a beefy after breath ...TASTE: milky, yet the alcohol seems to impede a smoother flavor; some rum elements mingle with a plasticine undertone... OVERALL: This seems a forced attempt at steeping ABV at the cost of taste and experience; River Horse does Jersey proud with some offerings, but this brew is negatively aggressive--upon completing this review, I drank a second and only found the beer more troublesome to place in a positive light....
crajun (1084) - , Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Recd from ed5388 as part of local swaps 5.2. Limited experience with this style but I have several I will try in next few weeks. Pleasantly surprised. Aroma is subdued but has roast and chocolate dark pour taste is a combo of milk stout and oat stout. Had milk chocolate and roast plus the smooth oats. Slight odd taste at end of sip lactic? Thx Ed. Good start to my tests of this style
TheHopster (937) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Pours a black complexion with minimal tan head. The aroma is well roasted malts with some coffee beans. The flavor is a nice hybrid between the oatmeal and milk stout styles as both are apparent. Smooth palate. Well done by brewer.
John25 (1135) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours almost black, short lived mocha head. Aroma of sweet malt, touch of charred oak. The taste is both sweet and roasty, not much going on, a little milk chocolate and coffee hints. The palate is a little thin with medium carb but, smooth and drinkable. Pretty nice milk stout but missing something.
60minuteman (1063) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Oat, oak, nut, malt. Dark brown color. Taste is roasted hop, nut, coffee, kinda bland. Shortened duration but still a solid sweet stout.
jdb288 (584) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours muddy brown with slight head. Aroma is chocolate and yeast. Taste is creamy chocolate milk with brown sugar, toffee, and malted milk balls. Nice velvety mouthfeel with medium body, slight carbonation. Pleasing.
anthony850 (365) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Smooth and creamy feel with great taste.
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jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Deep brown body with a short, tan head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of milk chocolate, vanilla, lactose, cocoa powder, cream. Hint of coffee. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, slick texture, moderate carbonation. Chocolate, light coffee and roasted malt tastes.
Jow (2748) - New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Stags head. Pours black with brown head. Nose of coffee mostly. Tastes of lots of coffee, chocolate, root beer, earth, slight brininess. Very creamy and roasted finish.
Tmoney36 (15) - - AUG 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great stout with very balanced flavor. Lots of coffee, chocolate and espresso flavor. Pours black with quickly dissipating head. Great summer stout, not too heavy, smooth. For non imperial stout, this may be the best I’ve had.