retinadoc (120) - - JUN 29, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Muted nose. Average carbonation. Dark brown, almost black color. Very heavy mouth feel. Sweet roasted caramel with light chocolate, faint hop flavor. Great for sipping, perfect for a night cap. Not for drinking by the bunch after a hockey game. Will definitely buy again.
Headbanger (3051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle (Old Notes)-Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and sweetness. Taste of the same. This medium to full bodied brew is rather tasty.
rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. near black with one finger head. mildly sweet with lots of chocolate malt. maybe a bit thin, but solid flavor.
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A- Cocoa, coffee, roasty, smoke, woody,
A- Black color, black liquid, tan head.
T- Cocoa, coffee, caramel, chocolate, roasty, watery.
P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, smooth finish.
O- This seemed extremely thin on the body and watery but had a nice complex and rich flavor regardless. A little lacking but as easy as it is to drink and as good as it is, I can’t find an honest reason to complain about it too much.
warhawk91 (240) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pour is black with light tan head. Smell is chocolate ice cream and coffee with a bitter roasted note. Taste is sweet and creamy with milk chocolate, bakers chocolate and a bit of coffee. Silky smooth mouthfeel. This is quite good.
hockeybeerguy (916) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a black body with a three finger tan foamy head that gently mushroom caps and falls toa finger after a good minute leaving some nice speckled spider web lacing in its wake.
The smell had a combination of coffee and chocolate up front, light malts in the background.
The taste was mainly sweet with bitter undertones through the previously mentioned flavors.
The palate was about a light to medium, fairly sessionable, carbonation is slightly felt, chocolate aftertaste, dry finish.
Overall, this is good for the style and good for me, I’ll have this again.
airrick2003 (415) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: beer is black in color, possibly some maroon around the edges when held up to the light, has a medium tan head that is pretty dense
Aroma: coffee, strong grain, dark roasted malt
Taste: coffee, bitterness on the finish, creamy, some sweetness,
Palate: creamy heavy mouthfeel, has a bitter aftertaste, average carbonation,
Overall: pretty good, nice aroma with the intense grain, could be a little sweeter in my opinion,
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superspak (2215) - Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into signature pint glass, best before 6/2014. Pours crustal clear very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of milk chocolate, caramel, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, toffee, toast, biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, cream, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and lactose notes; with great strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt, caramel, toast, biscuit, brown bread, nuttiness, cream, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Fair amount of earthy herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, caramel, coffee, roast, toffee, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, cream, herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of dark/roasted malt, lactose, and moderate earthy hop flavor; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%. Overall this is an excellent cream stout! All around great robustness and complexity of dark/roasted malt and lactose flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
paljoey (9) - - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
2.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Not my favorite beer but not bad. Has a strong coffee taste and is very dark. Would have another.
kalind1313 (11) - - FEB 7, 2014
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark. Sort of a burn coffe/chocolate flavoring. Great flavor.....................
BeerBeforeH20 (126) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of chocolate and coffee with a dark near black pour. Tatse is smooth with notes of coffee, chocolate, toffee, and lactose. Awesome beer, I often over look sam adams but this beer demands some respect.