sethdude (687) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours dirty motor oil black with a reddish halo when held to to the light. Very small head but strong lacing. Aroma is not as strong as I would expect, faint sweetness and chocolate milk. Flavor is big and sweet molasses on the onset, followed by a very strong malt character of bitter chocolate and burnt toast. There are grassy hops in the finish. Rich and sweet, this. Would be excellent with a brownie or chocolate cake. Thanks, mikem409.
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap at HopCat in East Lansing. Dark brown color. Slightly red. Thin khaki head, leaves good lace. Medium-plus body. Crisp, lighter carbonation. Good darker chocolate, light oat, some lactose milk sugar, bit of roast. Nice balance in the malt profile. Moderate bitter, light sweet. Good milk stout, more my style. Satisfying amount of bitter. Good balance to it.
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Rochester Mill’s. Black beer. Has a sweet, creamy flavor and goes down smooth. Probably my favorite at the Mill’s.
bpar73 (344) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - AUG 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at Suds on the Shore festival. Dark Brown pour with a tan head. Sweetness in the aroma and taste with chocolate and coffee undertones. A very enjoyable sweet stout.
BelgianBeerGal (3014) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grand Rapids van. Dark brown pour, tan head. Milk chocolate and a touch of sourness in the aroma. coffee and light chocolate. Lingering bitterness. Okay.
mikem409 (1462) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours black with tan head. Chocolate and toasted nut aroma. Taste is medium body slight milky and just a touch of sweet chocolate
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
can. Thick and black with small tan head. Milk stout with plenty of chocolate. Appropriately named.
jjgmd (1224) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Goodfellow’s, Mackinaw Island, Michigan, poured a deep black , no head. Nose is chocolate , malt and coffee. Taste is chocolate, with hints of vanilla, and sweetened nicely. Finish is sweet as well, and ends on the same tasting notes. Quaff Score 8 / 10
zgaier (1181) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Goodfellow’s on Mackinac Island. Pours black with a tan head and aroma of roasted malt and creamy cocoa. Taste is sweet and creamy, of cocoa, roasted malt, and milk chocolate with a sweet, creamy finish. Solid, enjoyable stout
changeup45 (1708) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark pour from a pint sized can produces a frothy tan head on top that leaves minimal lacing while drinking. The aroma consists of toasted oats, creamy caramel, and chocolate. This isn’t as lactic or creamy as I was expecting. Zippy carbonation, with a body that seems a shade thin. The flavors are decent but unexciting: chocolate, some roasted malt, a little sweet lactic flavor (although I was looking for this), and light coffee grounds enter the mix. Easy to drink with no major flaws, but very forgettable too.