vtafro (4215) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark pour with a bit of brown head. Chocolate, milk chocolate, roasted malt aroma. Pretty sweet but, also finishes slightly roasty, nice.
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with a caramel colored head. Has an aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. Has that sweet milk stout taste with a nice layer of bitters and a velvety chocolate finish. Perhaps some coffee notes as well. Medium to light mouthfeel. Could use it a bit thicker. Very tasty nonetheless.
MadIndian (2512) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good looking milk stout. Black creamy pour with thin tan head. Nose of
Oats, chocolate malts and cocoa. Flavor was toasty with hints of fruit and chocolate. A nice blend and a good milk stout.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown body with a big brown head that had mild retention. Aroma was a mix of milk chocolate and a roasted coffee note. Hints of unsweetened cocoa powder where also present. Flavor was initally sweet but had just the right amount of malt notes to balance it out. A nice creaminess about the beer. Palate was decent, but not to heavy either.
jmm635 (904) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thin and black with a medium brown head. Aroma is roasted, yet sweet and chocolatey. Taste is also sweet but balanced by a bitter coffee finish. Palate was on the thin side. Good, but not exactly worth seeking out.
DocLock (8244) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Onyx pour w 3f tan head. Nose is dark choc, molasses, dark cereally malt, and a dry, oaty, somewhat lactic, oaty, and creamy flavor, but rather light on the palate and not terribly complex. Despite those minor faults, this is one of the best River Horse brews I have yet quaffed.
Cavie (3895) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of zdk9. Dark rouge color with a ring of tan head. Nose has dark malts, oatmeal notes and some milk chocolate. Flavor is cocoa, dark malts and lightly tart roasted grain. Easy finish.
kbutler1 (1372) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Batch 005. Pours a drak cola colored brown with a slightly tan 1/2 finger head. Light roast coffee and leather aromatics in the nose. Some malty sweetness present in the nose as well. Medium mouthfeel. Sort of like drinking a light roast cold press coffee with a nice sweetness from the lactose. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Not bad but nothing super stellar either.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours dark brown, almost black. Good dark cream head. Aroma dominated by chocolate and some vanilla, slightest hints of pine. Solid sweetness with incredibly smooth body. This is incredibly sessionable and light, and if I wanted to drink a stout in the summer, it’d be this.
jrob21 (2770) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smooth slight grain like aroma. Flavor a little more complex and full of roasted malt, more so than I was expecting. Smooth oatmeal malt aroma. Flavor of roasted coffee. Nice and smooth but needs a little more complexity here.